What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a thorough, medically-based treatment system that focuses on correcting energy imbalances in the body. It originated in China more than 2,500 years ago and is used to prevent, diagnose and treat disease. Because of its ability to improve overall well-being, it is a powerful and empowering remedy for the modern lifestyle.

What to Expect

In your first session with Lisa, you will share your current needs and health history. This and follow-up appointments may also include massage, guided meditation, lifestyle suggestions, herbs, Chinese dietary therapy and Arvigo abdominal massage therapy.

Clients often share that they leave sessions feeling that body, mind and soul have been tended. You can expect to renew your perspective about your health and the potential to heal all areas of your life.


Studies have shown patients the numerous benefits of receiving regular acupuncture treatment.

My patients often share that they experience:

  • Enhanced sense of well-being
  • Less stress (especially following treatment)
  • Fewer symptoms
  • More stable moods
  • Better resilience
  • Stronger immunity
  • More peaceful feelings
  • More energy
  • More clear-headedness
  • Improved quality of life
  • Increased fertility

Acupuncture can be supportive when you are under great demands, such as when you are facing the loss of a loved one, a move, or a divorce. Acupuncture helps us feel centered and positive during challenging times. It can also ease symptoms related to cancer and cancer treatment.

Acupuncture can help us achieve goals such as losing weight, starting a new job, quitting smoking, training for a special event, beginning a new sport or returning to school.

Getting the Most from Your Acupuncture

As part of your treatment, you will be empowered with diet, herbs and lifestyle adjustments that support your well-being. The more consistent you are with your healthy practices, the more effective acupuncture can be. Acupuncture is not a magic bullet that makes up for unhealthy daily choices. But once patients see how well they feel with treatment and self-care, most are eager to make well-being a priority.

Important Information About Prescription Medications

Acupuncture can prevent the dependence on or reduce the dosage of current medications you are taking or the future need for medication — improving health while potentially saving you money. I do not recommend that you stop taking your medications, but you may notice their potency increases with acupuncture treatment. It’s important that you work with your physician to monitor your dosage levels. You and your doctor will make all decisions regarding changing or stopping medications.