What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a holistic healing modality developed in China over 3000 years ago.

The modern form uses very thin sterile filiform needles placed in specific points across the body depending on condition and the course of treatment.

How it works.

The brain not only receives more oxygen and nutrients but also mood enhancing neurotransmitters.  During a treatment a subtle shift occurs in the body, taking place at around 15 to 20 minutes from a flight or fight sympathetic state to a rest and relax parasympathetic state. During the rest and relax state, breathing becomes deeper and settles into a natural rhythm. The diaphragm relaxes, allowing us to take deeper breaths and bringing more oxygen into the system. 

Capillaries dilate to carry away blood from overactive areas of the body common in a stress response to deeper levels where it’s needed. The heart can pump oxygen rich blood under less strain, allowing better blood flow. During this healing state, the brain not only receives more oxygen and nutrients but also mood enhancing neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin which boosts energy levels and allows for well restful sleep.

Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbalism dates back thousands of years and arrives at its logical conclusion in modern herbology.  The prescription of herbal formulas is a precise science.  There are a several hundred common herbs compounded in formulas used to help resolve issues and achieve a balanced internal environment.

The cornerstones of a healthy life include nutrient rich food, purified water and natural sunlight.

To receive maximum nutrition we recommend:

  • Daily sun exposure  (10 to 15 minutes before noon preferably)
  • Water  (Aim for filtered)
  • Go Organic  (Produce, lean meats & herbs)
  • Proper food consumption  (Balance out your portions)
  • Raw Foods  (Enjoy naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and enzymes)
  • Science!  (Understanding acid/alkaline properties of food)

When wellness is compromised, specific whole foods, single herbs, herbal formulas, additional vitamins, minerals, enzymes and probiotics may be recommended to restore systemic health and nourish the twelve organ meridians.

What conditions can acupuncture be beneficial for?

  • Tendonitis
  • Lower back pain
  • Digestive disorders
  • Chronic knee pain
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive disorders
  • Endocrine Imbalances
  • Migraines
  • Allergy Elimination
  • Sciatica

  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Infertility
  • Constipation
  • Shoulder Impingements
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Issues
  • PMS


Simply put massage enhances blood flow which delivers oxygen throughout the body – to all of your muscles, tissues, bones, and organs, including the brain.

Oxygen is vital for everything within your body to thrive. This enhancement of blood flow,  has been shown to regulate bodily functions such as digestion, immune system, muscular and skeletal strength and flexibility, and mental balance.Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch and how it creates chemical changes that cascade throughout the body. This cascading has been proven to  create  pain relief , stabilize neurological function,  and be responsible for feel good hormones to be released throughout the body.Experts estimate that around ninety percent of disease is stress related.


From receiving regular massage:

  • Arthritis sufferers expressed  fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
  • Asthmatic children show better lung  function and increased air flow.
  • Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety.
  • High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress.
  • People in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse report feeling de-stressed, calm, less anxious, and grounded, with an increase sense of overall well being.
  • Athletes report feeling pain relief, increased range of motion, and a renewed sense of well being within their bodies.


Satori Acupuncture TherapyThe aging population  have expressed feeling invigorated, increase in pain relief,  more mobile, and enhanced  cognitive functions.Massage reconnects you to your body, mind, and spirit – cultivating a greater sense of wholeness within you! Greater clarity and peace are often experienced in,  and as a result of the bodywork sessions.  One might even go so far as to say a greater sense of joy is felt after receiving a massage therapy treatment!
Treating one’s self to frequent massage therapy sessions is not only an act of self love, but true medical and health care! Say ‘YES’ to healing, treat yourself to a professional bodywork session today! Not only will you benefit, but all of those around you will receive the rewards of your greater state of wellness, as you will be a more effective, healthier, and happier ‘YOU’ in all of your life circumstances and in your relationships.


Join us in the collaboration of your healing path! Empower yourself with a body that feels awesome, new and positive. Experience an increase in  personal attitudes, beliefs, and an overall sense of well being.

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