Acupuncture is the practice of inserting extremely fine needles into the skin at specific points on the body. Chinese practitioners discovered that these points directly correlate with underlying energy pathways that are vitally important in assuring proper nourishment of all the bodies tissues. Imbalance usually develops when this energy gets stuck somewhere along these paths. The true beauty of acupuncture is it teaches practitioners to look at each patient as a unique being, never focusing on the disease process itself.Mackenzie-2013-036-high-2334291559-O

Our goal in working with clients is to figure out the underlying process that has led them to their current state of health or imbalance. We then use a specific combination of acupuncture, bodywork, moxa, cupping and herbs to nudge the body into a place of harmony. The above modalities do not themselves heal the body but instead encourage it to heal itself. Mackenzie is here to help you reach your fullest potential!

The efficacy of acupuncture has to do with multiple factors. Initially, when a client starts treatment, they are seen at more frequent intervals. This helps the body to better integrate the treatments. The sessions are spaced out once a certain amount of progress is accomplished. For acute conditions, we often perform 1-5 treatments over the course of a few weeks. For longer standing imbalances, I usually have a client commit to 5-7 treatments over the course of a month or two so we are able to judge the efficacy of treatments.

Below we have provided some recent studies that highlight the use of acupuncture:

New York Times: Acupuncture Provides True Pain Relief in Study

USA Today: Placebo or Not, Acupuncture Helps with Pain

Bloomberg: Acupuncture Relieves Pain in Largest Study of Treatment

Acupuncture Can Improve Skeletal Muscle Atrophy

Acupuncture Could Play Role In Treating Parkinson’s Symptoms, Study Suggests