Beyond Acupuncture Needles — Other Commonly Used Tools in Acupuncture

An assortment of acupuncture tools

Acupuncture treatments typically involve use of needles but there are also several tools you may not recognize that are commonly used in the office. Pictured here (starting from left upper hand side and going clock-wise) is a heat lamp that helps warm up a patient’s feet or other extremities, activating necessary acupuncture points. You can […]

What’s the Point of Acupuncture Points [How Does Acupuncture Work Series]

What’s the point of acupuncture points? There are over 300 acupuncture points recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO), and many more that may be used in more specialized forms of acupuncture.   Acupuncture points tend to be found on meridian channels and each point has a name both in English and Chinese.  The name […]

Meridians the Energetic Channels of the Body [How Does Acupuncture Work Series]

I often get asked by many people including friends, family, patients.  How does acupuncture work?  Or does acupuncture really work?  I will be posting periodically on this topic and hopefully can provide you with some more insight on this fascinating topic about this ancient form of healing, from both a traditional and modern point of […]