Acupuncture is an effective therapy that involves placing thin needles in various spots around the body. The mechanisms underlying how acupuncture works are still being studied. We do know the neural pathways and pain centers in the brain that are affected by acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture has been demonstrated to activate the body's own opioids as well as improving the body's sensitivity to opioids. Other biochemicals including ATP, adenosine, GABA and substance P have been found to be released by acupuncture stimulation. In a nut shell, Acupuncture stimulates the body to heal naturally and function better.
With 8 years of experience as an acupuncturist and 12 years working in the field of biomedicine alongside health care providers Heather is uniquely qualified to help you achieve the results you want while updating your primary care or specialist provider along the way. She specializes in a variety of health issues including migraine, sciatica, back pain, neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, shingles, bells palsey and irritable bowel syndrome. From 14 to 101 years old, you can trust Heather to provide gentle, safe and effective treatment for your pain or discomfort.