Traditional Chinese Medicine views disease as result of an imbalance or blockage in the body’s natural energy flow. Such imbalance manifests in physical and emotional stress related disorders. Very thin, sterile, stainless steel needles are inserted into specific points along meridians in order to disperse the blockage and mobilize the body’s natural immune response.

Hummingbird Community Acupuncture of Boulder

Acupuncture points are areas of designated electrical sensitivity that have been shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems. The Chinese have mapped them out over a period of 3000-4000 years. Needling is one of a number of energy balancing techniques. Also included in traditional therapies are dietary counseling, various Oriental massage techniques, herbal remedies, cupping, Qi Gong and moxibustion.

Do I have to choose between acupuncture and other types of healthcare?

Acupuncture is compatible with other systems of healthcare. We are glad to work in conjunction with you and other healthcare practitioners. Please inform us of any other health system and/or medications which you are currently using so that we may integrate our efforts. Our wish is that you receive maximum benefit from all sources.