While traditional acupuncture (using needles) is virtually painless, some people—especially children—may be a little apprehensive. It is with these people in mind that this clinic offers an alternative to needles.

Acupuncture points can be accessed and manipulated by a variety of methods other than needles: finger pressure (Acupressure), heat (Moxibustion), suction (Cupping), ear beads (Auriculotherapy), laser beams, massage (Tuina), and infrared technology.


This therapy applies concentrated, low-frequency stimulation to acupuncture points. It is an alternative to most clinical acupuncture, and works especially well on the neuromusculoskeletaal (nerve, muscle, joints and bone) system. It can be used to treat conditions such as arthritis, spinal injury, bursitis, nerve damage, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and general pain or inflamation of nerve, muscle joints and bone.


Tuina is a complex medical massage used to heal muscle and joint disorders, stimulate blood flow, reduce fluid buildup, and improve tissue health. Through purposeful manipulation, the body's energy (Qi) is acted upon in order to treat disease and to prevent illness by building up immunity.

Tuina treatment also promotes general relaxation and stress reduction. This clinic generally reserves Tuina for infants, children and pregnant women.

Tuina massage is effective for conditions such as edema, frozen shoulder, joint injuries, back strain, headache, and children's disorders such as night terrors, colic, nightmares, anxiety, bedwetting and colds.


Auriculotherapy is the practice of inserting needles (or in the case of non-invasive technique, small stainless steel, gold or silver beads) at specific points on the ear in order to address excesses or deficiencies within the body.

Auriculotherapy can increase immunity, restore vitality, improve relaxation, and allow mind and body to work in harmony.

Children especially enjoy this method of treatment, as the beads are left in for up to one week, allowing them to show off their "ear jewelry" to friends.

Auriculotherapy has beneficial results for such conditions as addiction (tobacco, alcohol, drugs, food compulsions), asthma, pain, depression, allergies, anxiety/panic attacks, headache/migraine, high blood pressure, sleep disorders, and PMS symptoms.