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Acupuncture, Celina Wu, R.Acu

Celina, AcupuncturistAs an ideal adjunct to chiropractic care, we use acupuncture when we see health problems that seem caused by disruption to energy pathways in your body called meridians. This centuries-old healing procedure focuses on the integrity of bodily systems, not specific conditions.

About Celina

Celina, originally from Taiwan, comes from a family of traditional Chinese medicine practitioners. At a young age, she was immersed in the principles and philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine in her family’s own Chinese Herbal business.

Life changed for Celina when she suffered a serious yoga injury, which left her debilitated with a herniated disc in her neck. She tried many physical therapies for her injury with little result. It wasn’t until she pursued acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine remedies that she started to get better. After several months of regular acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments, she started to get her life back.

It was at this moment, she was inspired to pursue a career in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. As an advocate of alternative health care, she is committed to not only educating her patients but making a difference in their lives.

What About the Needles?

The most common question we get is about the needles we use. Most people have encountered hypodermic needles and sewing needles. Both types are gigantic compared to the ones we use. In fact, five of our needles could easily fit inside a hypodermic needle!

Feels Great

When we first insert these ultra-fine, sterile needles at special energy points on your body, most people report a small prick, like a mosquito bite. When there is discomfort it is usually created by vivid imaginations, not our needles!

How Does it Work?

No one knows for sure. We just know it does. Perhaps the best way to think about acupuncture is to imagine rivers of energy throughout your body, organized by meridians.

These meridians can experience a “log jam” and energy flow is restricted. The needles help loosen the logjam and allow energy to circulate properly.

Acupuncture visits can take up to 45 minutes.

Most people experience a variety of post-session feelings, which range from energized to a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.