Alternative Medicine

Acupuncture

Ascension’s acupuncture services are designed to restore your sense of vitality, peace and well-being.

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a treatment aimed at "promoting the balance of energy in your system." Very fine needles are inserted into "acupoints" in the body.

Acupuncture therapy can be an effective treatment for many conditions, including allergies, anxiety, arthritis, back or neck pain, migraines, menstrual disorders, high blood pressure, digestive problems and more. For some patients, acupuncture can even ease the uncomfortable symptoms associated with cancer treatments.

In addition to traditional acupuncture and acupressure treatments, Ascension also offers other techniques to help address your specific health needs. Cupping (suction cups applied to pain areas) and gua sha (pressure strokes against lubricated skin) can extract toxins from muscle layers to relieve musculoskeletal discomfort. Electrostimulation, or electrical currents that stimulate acupoints, can help musculoskeletal, back and shoulder pain, plus nerve conditions such as multiple sclerosis. And warming methods, such as "moxibustion" and TDP heat lamp technology, can stimulate circulation and promote healing.