Acupuncture - Tompkins Wellness Center


Acupuncture is ancient medicine derived from the Chinese that has been used for centuries to treat disease and body imbalance.

It’s safe and effective and powerful.

Acupuncture or Meridian Therapy, is based on the premise that we have very specific points on the skin that correspond to certain organs or organ systems. These points run along a channel known as a meridian. There are over 360 points on the body which run along twelve channels on both sides of our body. These are channels of energy which heal the body, but become easily disrupted by injuries, life stresses, change of season, and diet.

The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin.

Acupuncture is based on the principle of qi (pronounced ‘chee). Qi is bipolar electromagnetic energy like the two poles of a battery that are positive and negative. Qi revolves around and through the body in 12 channels every 24 hours. Our bodies are electrical from the sino atrial node that starts the heart rhythm, to the voltage gate on each cell that allows nutrition into the cell and waste products to come out.
Acupuncture points can be stimulated by tapping, inserting needles, and using a micro-electric current. This microcurrent is typically used in a special type of acupuncture performed on the ear. This is good news for those who cannot tolerate needles.