Acupuncture is based on an ancient philosophy (over 2,500 years!) that describes the two opposing forces of yin and yang that the universe and body operate within. The flow of energy throughout the body that serves to maintain a balance of these two forces is referred to as qi (pronounced “chee”). If there is a disruption in the flow of qi, it can lead to pain, imbalance, and illness.
Beyond the traditional, our Integrative Medical Center acupuncture treatments located in Sebastopol, California also include cupping and moxibustion depending on individual need. Treatments may also involve acu-aromatherapy, which can be especially useful for folks that are apprehensive of the needling technique applied in acupuncture, as well as children and teenagers.