Santa Cruz: 831-425-1383
Acupuncture is the insertion of micro-fine needles into points along pathways on the surface of the body called meridians. These points and meridians have a direct relationship with internal organ systems and specific areas of the body. Stimulation of acupuncture points with needles has the effect of moving Qi (vital energy), promoting blood circulation and stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms. From a biomedical perspective, acupuncture appears to activate your body’s nervous system and circulatory system, which regulate the production, secretion and transportation of various molecules, including endorphins, neurotransmitters and hormones. By regulating physiological functions, a state of homeostasis is restored within the body. Our clinic uses sterilized, single-use, stainless steel needles that are so thin the diameter is often compared to that of a human hair. Insertion is relatively painless and most patients describe the needling sensation as one of warmth, dullness, pressure, heaviness or tingling.
Acupuncture activates and strengthens your body’s natural healing mechanisms, so it can alleviate, improve or stop the progression of many different health conditions. Keep in mind that acupuncture has a cumulative effect in the body, so most people will require a series of treatments to achieve the best therapeutic benefit. Our sliding scale exists to keep your treatment plan affordable.
The conditions we treat are neurological, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and psycho-emotional in nature. We also treat Women's health issues, and other conditions that relate to the human body.
1010 Fair Ave. Ste. D
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
6 Blanca Lane
Watsonville, CA 95076