About Acupuncture

The practice of acupuncture is based on the energetic flow within the universe that each of us carries within. It originated in China over 3,000 years ago, is one of the oldest traditional health modalities in the world, and continues to evolve as we continue to study it. In an acupuncture treatment, very, very fine (and sterile) needles are inserted into specific points on meridian pathways that run throughout the body. These meridians correspond with proper functioning of our organs, musculo-skeletal structure, and internal physiological systems; and the points are places on these channels where we can access and work with the energy that runs through them. Today, scientists are discovering that the channels are intricately intertwined with fascia — a connective tissue that wraps through the body and generates electricity under pressure.

Every session with Colleen is an exploration of coursing energy. I first visited her to correct my flow after a car accident, and I still visit her for regular maintenance.
— Paul P.

Needling acupuncture points acts as a catalyst to create positive change. By stimulating our innate ability to heal ourselves, acupuncture relieves symptoms of disease and promotes health on many levels. 

Chinese Medicine’s philosophy is based on finding balance within our lives; balance in our body, mind and environment. And the practice of it recognizes how our modern lifestyle— lived by almost every person in our culture-- challenges us physically, emotionally and spiritually. If you are interested, we can always look at your lifestyle and consider ways to make changes that could greatly support your health and/or relieve symptoms. I encourage this because some changes are easy to make and can be as simple as drinking water without ice to support your digestion, or wearing earplugs while sleeping to improve sleep quality. Yet, do know that I will always respect your lifestyle choices.

I have worked with several acupuncturists over the past 6 years treating everything from chronic/acute pain, digestive issues, sleeplessness/anxiety to overall emotional well-being. My experience with Colleen has been so positive and effective. I am impressed by her technique, experience and knowledge. She listens deeply and is able address whatever is happening for me in each session. I’m naturally curious and love that she will educate me on what we are working on, or key points are called and what their meaning may be. She has referred books, other reference materials, essential oils and other natural healing remedies whenever I’ve asked. This is what I adore most about Colleen…she knows her stuff, listens deeply and is a dedicated healer!
— NW

Acupuncture’s popularity continues to grow and become more accepted as clinical studies are regularly proving its efficacy and people are experiencing positive results. Some of the most common issues treated with acupuncture include: 

Pain Conditions

• Chronic or acute muscular tension
• Back or neck pain
• Sciatica
• Arthritis
• Migraine and other headaches

Emotional Wellness

• Stress or trauma
• Insomnia
• Anxiety and worry
• Depression
• Grief, disappointment
• Fears and phobias
 • Anger, resentment, and frustration

Internal Imbalances

• Women’s Health: menstrual irregularities, fibroids, & fertility support
• Respiratory disorders: asthma, allergies, and colds
• Digestive complaints: IBS, diarrhea/constipation, cravings, & bloating
• Uro-genital complaints: cystitis, incontinence, urinary tract infections, etc.
• Immune disorders
• Chronic fatigue
• Hormonal imbalances