What We Treat

Reduce Pain

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for chronic, debilitating pain

Fertility

Acupuncture has been shown to improve chances of conception and also to reduce chances of miscarriage. 

Reduce Stress

Acupuncture helps energy flow smoothly, and alleviate not only the symptoms of stress and anxiety, but the stress and anxiety itself.

What We Treat

Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of conditions and is very effective in treating pain and conditions or diseases that are stress induced. That said, acupuncture is not a cure all for every affliction. Prognosis will be determined on a case-by-case basis and assessed individually as a course of treatment progresses. 


​Your acupuncturist will discuss a course of therapy with you based on your particular signs and symptoms. In some cases, acupuncture can quickly and convincingly improve acute or chronic painful conditions that other modalities have failed to effect. In other cases, acupuncture is an effective adjunctive therapy to western medicine, alleviating uncomfortable side effects of that treatment, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy. In still other cases, acupuncture can manage the symptoms of chronic illness rather than cure, but symptoms are brought within the level of tolerance without the use of potentially harmful side effects of medications.

Acupuncture for Pain

Chronic Pain? We Want to Help!

If you’re struggling with a chronic or painful disorder, our team wants to help. Acupuncture works by using tiny needles to access and manipulate the body’s vital energy at specific points. Clinical studies show that acupuncture can be an effective treatment for a number of disorders and conditions, many of which are known to cause chronic, debilitating pain. At Harmony Community Wellness Center, we’re committed to helping our clients improve their health and their lives. 


We provide a calm, welcoming environment designed to put our patients at ease; and our warm, caring staff members want nothing more than to help you feel better. If you're suffering from a disorder, we want to help.

Acupuncture for Fertility

We specialize in using acupuncture to treat infertility.

If you and your partner are having difficulty conceiving you may want to consider acupuncture as a means to stimulate fertility.  Acupuncture has been shown to improve chances of conception and also to reduce chances of miscarriage. 


Clinical studies have shown that acupuncture can also help regulate chemical and hormonal levels in the body, which is good for women with chemical imbalance. If you are undergoing IVF, acupuncture can also aid the process as a combined treatment. Acupuncture can even help men with abnormal sperm.


At Harmony Community Wellness Center we specialize in using acupuncture to treat infertility.  Our talented staff are all licensed acupuncturists with their Masters Degrees  whose focus is aiding conception and giving you the family you always wanted. Our community treatment rooms are clean and comfortable, to help make your acupuncture experience as relaxing as we can. We want your session to be as stress free and soothing as possible, in order to better the chances of conception.

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Frequently Asked Questions

10 Most Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture is performed with extremely thin, flexible stainless steel needles. You may experience brief discomfort as the needle pierces the skin, sometimes followed by minor soreness or a drawing sensation. As the energy changes, there may be numbness, heat, dull aching or tingling. Always let your Acupuncturist know right away if you are experiencing any discomfort.


2. Is acupuncture safe? 

We only use sterile, one-time use, disposable needles. Therefore, there is no risk of blood-borne disease transmission. 


3. How long does a session last? 

The average treatment lasts about 45 - 60 minutes, depending upon the problem being treated. Office visits on average can take up to an hour and a half for the initial visit. Follow up visits take about 1 hour.


4. How many treatments will I need? 

No two conditions or people respond exactly the same. The course of treatment depends on the condition, the severity, and the duration of the condition. Acupuncture treatments have a cumulative effect. While you may experience relief with your first treatment, symptoms typically return. It is necessary to receive treatment regularly and frequently in order to provide long term relief. This is why we offer affordable community acupuncture. We want treatments to be affordable so that you can get the number of treatments you need to return to wellness. On average, a condition should show some improvement within 8-12 visits. If you do not see any improvement during that time, it may be appropriate to re-evaluate with the doctor whether or not to continue in treatment. 


5. What should I expect during treatment?

Most patients find the treatment very relaxing and are surprised to find how comfortable they are during an acupuncture treatment. Some patients even fall asleep during treatment. A patient may feel a sensation upon insertion and pressure or a "dull" reaction when the feeling of the arrival of QI is obtained. 


6. Does acupuncture really work? 

​Yes. In the past 2,000 years, more people have been successfully treated with acupuncture than with all other health modalities combined. Today acupuncture is practiced extensively worldwide and is being used more frequently in America by patients and physicians. Acupuncture treatments can be given in conjunction with other forms of health care, such as conventional Western medicine, osteopathic or chiropractic adjustments, and homeopathic or naturopathic prescriptions. It is important that your acupuncturist know everything that you are doing, so she can help you get the most benefit from all your treatments.  


7. How does acupuncture work? 

​Eastern Explanation: Acupuncture is a therapy that uses the insertion of tiny thread-like needles to specific points on the body along meridians (energy channels of the body). As long as the energy flows freely through these pathways, health is maintained. When the flow of energy is disturbed for any reason, there is disruption in health, resulting in pain or illness. By stimulating the proper acupuncture points along these meridians, the energy is regulated, and health is restored. 


Western Explanation: Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve the desired effect. Acupuncture points are areas of designated electrical sensitivity. Inserting needles at these points stimulates various sensory receptors that, in turn, stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain. 


8. Is Acupuncture covered by health insurance? 

Yes, some insurance companies now offer policies that cover acupuncture and related services performed by an acupuncturist. A growing number of insurance companies will reimburse for acupuncture treatments. You can find out if your insurance provides acupuncture benefits by calling your insurance company's patient information or benefits line. This number can be found on your insurance card. For more information, please click on our New Patients page.


​9. What if I'm afraid of needles? 

​First, there is a common fear of needles based on experience with vaccinations and other encounters with hypodermic needles. Acupuncture needles are very different from the hypodermic needle. They are solid and very thin gauge, some nearly as thin as a hair. Acupuncture needles are virtually painless when inserted. 


​There are also alternative treatments for those who are needle phobic. These methods include acupressure, moxibustion (burning of herbs on acupoints), ear acupuncture with press seeds, and cupping. We can also provide treatment using very superficial needle technique that is virtually painless. 


10. What is Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine? 

Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and improve function. This is done by inserting sterilized, stainless-steel needles (that are as fine as a human hair) into specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to treat a wide variety of illnesses. 


​Traditional Chinese Medicine views a person as an energy system in which body and mind are unified, each influencing and balancing the other. Unlike Western medicine which attempts to isolate and separate a disease from a person, Chinese Medicine emphasizes a holistic approach that treats the whole person. 


​Your practitioner will make a Chinese medical diagnosis based upon a thorough examination and consultation. The examination includes the assessment of the pulse and tongue. Once a diagnosis is made, your acupuncturist will choose the most appropriate acupuncture points for treatment.

The World Health Organization recognizes that acupuncture can treat over 43 common disorders.

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders, such as food allergies, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, anorexia and gastritis
  • Gynecological Disorders, such as irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men, and premenstrual syndrome
  • Respiratory Disorders, such as emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies and bronchitis
  • Disorders of the Bones, Muscles, Joints and Nervous System, such as arthritis, migraine headaches, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness and low back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Circulatory Disorders, including hypertension
  • Emotional and Psychological Disorders, including depression, and anxiety
  •  Addictions, such as alcohol, nicotine, and drugs
  • Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders 

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How Small is an Acupuncture Needle?

An Acupuncture needle is 28x thinner then a typical medical syringe!

Size of an acupuncture needle

You can compare the size of an acupuncture needle to the size of a single strand of your hair! We only use the highest grade, single-use, disposable acupuncture needles.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture moves Qi, restoring free flow of energy

Eastern Explanation: Acupuncture is a therapy that uses the insertion of tiny thread-like needles to specific points on the body along meridians (energy channels of the body). As long as the energy flows freely through these pathways, health is maintained. When the flow of energy is disturbed for any reason, there is disruption in health, resulting in pain or illness. By stimulating the proper acupuncture points along these meridians, the energy is regulated, and health is restored. 


Western Explanation:Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points located near or on the surface of the skin which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve the desired effect. Acupuncture points are areas of designated electrical sensitivity. Inserting needles at these points stimulates various sensory receptors that, in turn, stimulate nerves that transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain. 


The hypothalamus-pituitary glands are responsible for releasing neurotransmitters and endorphins, the body's natural pain-killing hormones. It is estimated that endorphins are 200 times more potent than morphine. Endorphins also play a big role in the functioning of the hormonal system. This is why acupuncture works well for back pain and arthritis and also for P.M.S. and infertility. The substances released as a result of acupuncture not only relax the whole body, they regulate seratonin in the brain which plays a role in human and animal disposition. This is why depression is often treated with acupuncture. Some of the physiological effects observed throughout the body include increased circulation, decreased inflammation, relief from pain, relief of muscle spasms and increased T-cell count which stimulates the immune system. 

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 *Community acupuncture treatments are $40 for the first appointment.  This includes the initial consultation fee.  Additional community acupuncture treatments are $29.  Please call for private acupuncture pricing.  Prices subject to change without notice. 5/2018