Acupuncture uses very thin, sterile, one-time use, disposable needles to stimulate specific points on the body to correct imbalances.

While acupuncture is part of the Topa Healing, James also offers stand-alone acupuncture sessions.

Insertion of the needles goes unnoticed by some, while others may feel a heavy sensation, or a pleasant dull ache. These sensations are the needles connecting with your energy, known as Qi. Needles remain in the body anywhere from 5 minutes to 45 minutes depending on what you need.

The time with the needles unblocks stuck energy and initiates transformations across all levels of the self. After the treatment, people usually notice changes ranging from profound relaxation, decrease of pain or other symptoms, or an increase in energy and clarity.

The number of acupuncture sessions needed depends upon the nature and severity of the symptoms, and how long they have been present. Initial acupuncture sessions are scheduled as often as four times per week or as little as two times per month.

Responses vary, with some individuals requiring only a few sessions, while others need sustained care in order to reverse entrenched patterns established over a long period of time. As symptoms improve, fewer visits are needed.

Diseases Treated

Chinese Medicine has been recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be helpful in the treatment of many diseases and imbalances such as: anxiety, depression, low back pain, fatigue, insomnia, infertility, addiction, orthopedic pain, and women’s health.

Want more? Here’s the full list from the NIH and WHO:

Addiction-Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking, Caffeine

Allergies/Asthma

Anxiety/Depression

Arthritis/Joint Problems

Asthma

Back Pain

Bladder/Kidney Problems

Bronchitis and other Respiratory Disorders
Conjunctivitis

Constipation

Colds/Flu

Diarrhea

Dizziness

Cough/Bronchitis

Fatigue

Fertility
Frozen Shoulder

Gastrointestinal Disorders
Gynecological Disorders

Headache/Migraine
Heart Problems/Palpitations

High Blood Pressure
Immune System Deficiency

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Knee Pain

Menopausal Discomfort
Menstrual Irregularities

Muscular Skeletal Disorders
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

Paralysis/Numbness
Rhinitis

Sciatica
Sexual Dysfunction

Shoulder Pain
Smoking Cessation

Sinusitis
Skin Problems

Stress/Tension
Stroke Rehabilitation

Tendonitis/Tennis Elbow
Vision Problems