Acupuncture: Acu=Needle + Puncture

Needle Puncture Therapy Methods:

Traditional Acupuncture (Classical Acupuncture) utilizes ancient philosophy & meridian/energy channels.

Dry Needling (BioMedical Acupuncture, IMS, Trigger Point Needling) utilizes modern science, anatomy & physiology.

What is Needle Therapy?

Traditional Acupuncture: Einstein showed us that everything is made up of and radiates energy. This subtle form of energy supports, shapes and enlivens our physical body and activates our lives. For the past 5,000 years, practitioners of Traditional Acupuncture have called this intelligent energy, Qi.

In Chinese Medicine, meridians are the channels in our body where Qi flows – much like a river – which brings water to sustain life on Earth; meridians carry Qi to sustain our lives on the cellular level. Meridians are also where our acupuncture points are located. Like an eddie on a river, acupuncture points are places where Qi gathers and is accessible from the surface. There are over 370 main needle points and hundreds of additional extra points. Learn more about acupuncture at

Dry Needling: According to Acupuncturist Doctor Yun-Tao Ma, PhD, LAc, Dry Needling has a modern scientific approach, encompasses all of the benefits of & does not contradict Traditional Acupuncture. The modern version of acupuncture is the Dry Needling BioMedical Acupuncture model, which is based on general medical concepts such as human gross anatomy and physiology. Dry Needling encompasses all forms of needle puncture therapies without an injection. Integrative Dry Needling uses filament needles to inoculate minor lesions into the soft tissues (skin, muscles, fascia, tendon and ligament, etc) to activate the healing process and reduce myospasms resulting in pain relief and restoration of healthy physiology. Learn more about dry needling at

Watch a Terry Bradshaw video about Dry Needling.


What Can Needle Therapy Treat?


Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Here is a list of health concerns that acupuncture has been effective in treating:

  • Addiction, alcohol, drug, smoking
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Common cold
  • Constipation
  • Dental pain
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive trouble
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Emotional problems
  • Eye problems
  • Facial palsy, tics
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gingivitis
  • Headache
  • Hiccough
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Migraine
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • PMS
  • Pneumonia
  • Reproductive problems
  • Rhinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Sore throat
  • Stress
  • Tooth pain
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting
  • Wrist pain
  • Much more