Acupuncture is an ancient technique that originated from China over 3000 years ago and is the fastest growing method of health care in America today. Acupuncture works to restore and balance the body’s vital energy (qi or chi) through the use of needles at specific points. In a healthy person the energy flows smoothly. However, if the energy is out of balance or blocked, illness or disease results.Acupuncture, when conducted by a skilled practitioner, is a relatively painless, natural technique. It consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of sterile, disposable, small, hair-width needles placed at precise strategic points on the body.  While many acupuncture patients are initially wary about their first treatment, they soon discover that the experience is quite pleasurable and pain-free. Acupuncture has been proven to stimulate and release opiate-like hormones and induce a state of relaxation, balance and healing.

Acupuncture Needles Don’t Hurt

The standard Chinese acupuncture needle is no thicker than a couple of strands of hair. And Japanese needles are even thinner, but just as effective. These needles are too thin and flexible to bring harm or discomfort to the patient when applied by highly trained acupuncturists. Additionally, by employing Japanese needling techniques, the whole experience by the patient should be comfortable and even relaxing.  Lorraine Harris is trained in Japanese style of acupuncture.  She uses these needle techniques to provide very effective treatments with the greatest comfort to her patients.

Testimonials: Not only did I not feel the needles, but also within minutes, my allergy symptoms completely disappeared!

Dry Needling Technique.  This is a technique Ms. Harris learned during her graduate studies at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine for treating pain conditions.  There is a certification in this technique that requires a high level of training and a license in acupuncture.  Properly trained professionals know this is not a technique to be used on the faint-hearted patient or weak constitutions given that it is very aggressive and often painful.  Read more

Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture.  This is a comprehensive program for facial rejuvenation utilizing a unique style of acupuncture.  Ms. Harris studied this technique under Martha Lucas, L.Ac.  Read more

Conditions Acupuncture Treats.  According to the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, acupuncture can be considered as a therapy for both acute and chronic conditions.  Read more

What to expect from an Acupuncture treatment.  A first session with Ms. Harris includes a full assessment, diagnosis and treatment.  The treatment is relaxing and the session informative.  Read more

How to prepare for an Acupuncture treatmentRead more

Finding a qualified Acupuncturist.  The qualifications between a licensed acupuncturist, a certified acupuncturist, a physical therapist practicing acupuncture varies considerably.  Read more

Finding a qualified fertility Acupuncturist.  To treat fertility effectively and safely, specialized advance training in fertility is required by acupuncturists.  Read more.