If you’re seeking a new approach for medical conditions such as chronic pain, allergies or digestive woes, consider the healing power of acupuncture. At Palo Alto Medical Foundation, we have credentialed practitioners who provide a balanced, holistic approach to optimizing your wellness.
For millennia, practitioners worldwide have provided healthcare through acupuncture. As a complement to conventional treatments, acupuncture can help many conditions, including:
- Chronic degenerative diseases
Our caring practitioners take a preventive approach and include education as part of your healing plan.
Viewing the body and illness as a reflection of the natural world, Chinese medicine sees most conditions as a balance of opposites: yin and yang, hot and cold. Your practitioner will work with you to identify the flow and imbalance of your body’s chi (or qi, pronounced “chee”), the vital life force common to all living things.
In Chinese medicine philosophy, blocked or imbalanced chi causes illness. Acupuncture seeks to unblock and rebalance chi along pathways called meridians. Our licensed acupuncturists put very thin needles into the skin at specific points on the body to stimulate, disperse or regulate energy along the meridians. Other types of acupuncture may use heat, pressure or a mild electrical current.
Your integrative practitioner may suggest acupuncture for its potential to reduce:
- Chronic pain
- Nausea caused by chemotherapy
- Asthma and allergy symptoms
- Digestive disorders