What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture uses small sterilized-disposable needles which cause a rise in endorphins, vasodilation of blood vessels, and balances energy along the meridian systems. As a result, pain and discomfort is reduced and tissues heal.

Acupuncture is often an effective therapy for other chronic and painful debilitating disorders which have no clear explanation or origin.

What it feels like?

Acupuncture consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of thin, disposable, sterile needles at strategic points near the surface of the body in order to promote the circulation of Qi and adjust the imbalance of Yin and Yang. The needles are much finer than the familiar hypodermic needle. After the insertion of the needles, patients may feel the pressure or distention, which means the arrival of Qi, instead of feeling pain. Acupuncture has been proven to stimulate the release of opiate-like hormones and induce a deep state of relaxation, balance and healing.

Conditions treated by Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

The World Health Organization recognizes the ability of acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine to treat over 43 common disorders including:


Gastrointestinal Disorders

such as epigastric and abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, gastroesophageal reflux disease, abdominal masses, chronic diarrhea and constipation

Urogenital Disorders

including stress incontinence, urinary retention, urinary tract infections, vaginal itching, vulvar sores, and sexual dysfunction

Gynecological Disorders

such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, endometriosis, breast lumps, fibrocystic breast disease, menopausal syndrome, and infertility

Respiratory Disorders

such as sinusitis, asthma, breathlessness, wheezing, allergies, and chronic bronchitis

Disorders of the Bones, Joints, Muscles and Nervous System

such as arthritis, low back/neck/limb pain, muscular weakness, neuralgia, migraine headaches, and dizziness

Circulatory Disorders

such as hypertension, arrythmia, arteriosclerosis, and anemia

Emotional and Psychological Disorders

including anxiety, depression, and insomnia

Modern Diseases

such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and multiple sclerosis


such as alcohol, nicotine, and drugs

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John Rohn

Dr. Newton Lee, D.O.M., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.

His father, a Doctor of Naturopathy and an apprentice of acupuncture introduced him to Oriental medicine. He graduated from James Madison University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. He obtained a Master's degree in Acupuncture (M.Ac.) from the acclaimed Tai Sophia Institute, the very first accredited graduate school for acupuncture in the U.S. established over 40 years ago. He went on to obtain a Doctorate in Oriental Medicine (D.O.M.) at Maryland University of Integrative Health. He has studied under many established practitioners with origins from all over the world including China, Korea, Japan, France, Russia and Italy.