The World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, integrative cancer treatment centers, fertility clinics, the military, and many insurance companies recognize the power of acupuncture.
Trying to become pregnant or planning to in the future? Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help optimize your body for pregnancy whether you are trying to conceive naturally or in combination with IVF/ART.
Chronic pain, headaches, sore muscles, and acute injuries are all good reasons to turn to acupuncture. It works by acting the nervous system to reduce pain, reduce inflammation, and speed up recovery.
Worry, anxiety, and chronic stress have many detrimental effects on our lives and bodies. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs tailored to your specific needs may provide relief and relaxation, helping you to live your best life with energy and enthusiasm.
Menopause and Andropause
Women and men in this normal life transition may benefit from acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs. Find alleviation from hot flashes, night sweats, sleeplessness, and mood disturbances.
Holistic Skin Care
The state of physical health is reflected on the skin. Rootstock Acupuncture offers specialized facial acupuncture to improve fine lines; reduce acne, rosacea, deeper wrinkles and jowls; and improve muscle and skin tone. All the while promoting a rejuvenating effect on the body, mind and spirit.
Acupuncture shines as a preventative medicine. Seasonal tune ups are a proactive way to keep your body in balance and to manage discomforting symptoms before they get out of control. Even better, it’s a great antidote to everyday stresses.
Treatable with acupuncture:
Athletic performance and optimization
- Sports injuries
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Stiff neck
Emotional well being
- Mood swings/irritability
- Tobacco dependence
- Mental clarity
- Infertility (male and female)
- Lactation Issues
- Morning sickness
- Menstrual irregularities
- Night sweats
Holistic facial and skincare
- Bell’s Palsy
- Reduced facial skin tone
- Digestive upset
- Fatigue/low energy
- Feeling Cold
- Weight issues
- Hay Fever
Side effects of cancer treatment
- Brain fog
Rooted in the study of nature, acupuncture is an organized yet evolving system of diagnosis and treatment. The practice of acupuncture originated in China, spread throughout the world, and has stood the test of time – no less than 2,000 years. In 1996, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration formally codified the acupuncture needle as a medical device.
The Science of Acupuncture
The scientific understanding of the mechanism behind acupuncture’s therapeutic action is still somewhat elusive but appears to involve connective tissue, muscles and the nervous system.1 Imaging studies have found that areas on the body known as acupuncture points and meridians correlate with highly vascularized areas2,3,4 and connective tissue planes5 providing evidence to support acupuncture theory. Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions that affect the body, mind and spirit/emotion.6
“Numerous examples reveal that the regulatory action of acupuncture is bi-directional. Acupuncture lowers the blood pressure in patients with hypertension and elevates it in patients with hypotension; increases gastric secretion in patients with hypoacidity, and decreases it in patients with hyperacidity…”6
1 Napadow et al. (2008) “The status and future of acupuncture mechanism research.” Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
2 Chenglin et al. (2014) “The micro-structure of Shangjuxu acupoint (ST37) by X-ray phase-contrast CT imaging based on synchrotron radiation.” In Biomedical Engineering and Informatics, 7th International Conference, pp. 85-89.
3 Chenglin et al. (2013) “X-ray phase-contrast CT imaging of the acupoints based on synchrotron radiation.” Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena.
4 Zhang et al. (2011) “Synchrotron radiation phase-contrast X-ray CT imaging of acupuncture points.” Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.
5 Langevin and Yandow (2002) “Relationship of acupuncture points and meridians to connective tissue planes.” The Anatomical Record.
6 World Health Organization. (2002) Acupuncture: Review and analysis of reports on controlled clinical trials. Geneva: World Health Organization.