Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Originating in China over 3,000 years ago. Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest and most commonly used forms of medicine. Morning Sun Acupuncture sessions begins with a thorough whole-life-and-body assessment, discovering where the body is out of balance. Thin Acupuncture needles are inserted into carefully selected points on that engages the body’s internal communication systems. Treatments are balancing and therapeutic. Treatments re-pattern the body’s bio-energy and open up the possibility for spontaneous healing, paving the way for a journey in better health. Over the past several decades Acupuncture has gained wide acceptance as an effective therapy. Acupuncture has little or no side effects, and is available at a lower cost than conventional treatments. If  interested in an Acupuncture treatment and guidance on your own journey in better health, schedule an appointment today with Morning Sun Acupuncture.

Chinese Herbs and Medicinals

The use of Chinese herbs/medicinals are an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM). Just like Acupuncture, it begins with a detailed whole body assessment, beyond just looking at the symptoms. Once the imbalances are assessed, combinations of many different medicinals are combined to help bring the body back into perfect harmony. Unlike other modalities, Chinese herbal medicine can correct symptoms and diseases at the root level not just alleviate the symptoms. Within a course of treatment the combinations of the medicinals used can and often do change as the body changes. Each formulation is always specific to the person not the symptom. For example you can have 5 patients being treated for headaches and possibly use 5 different formulations for each one of them. The use of Chinese Herbs/medicinals can be a stand-alone course of treatment or a great adjunct therapy to Acupuncture.

What can Acupuncture help treat?

Leading national and international health organizations, including the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization, recognize acupuncture to be effective in the treatment of a variety of medical problems including:

Genitourinary Conditions

  • Incontinence
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting)
  • Sexual dysfunction


  • Depression
  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorders


  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Neuropathy
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue
  • Low Back Pain


  • Acne
  • Rashes
  • Psoriasis
  • Hives
  • Eczema

Respiratory, Ear, Nose & Throat

  • Colds and Flu
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Sinusitis
  • Post nasal drip
  • Dry Eyes
  • Fluid in Ears
  • Recurrent Ear Infections
  • Tonsillitis


  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Acid Reflux/ GERD
  • Gas/Abdominal bloating
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Ulcers
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Weight Loss/Weight Gain


  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Conditions


  • Hair Loss
  • Healing from surgery
  • Smoking Cessation & Addictions
  • Thyroid conditions

One of the most powerful aspects of acupuncture is that it is highly individualized and specific to any given patient’s condition at different points in time. There is no “one size fits all”; it is a dynamic and fluid medical treatment that adapts beautifully to changing conditions.