Fox Chapel
1150 Freeport Road

Pittsburgh, PA 15238

(412) 772-1461

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The mechanism behind acupuncture's effectiveness is simple and complex at the same time.  Acupuncture helps to realign the body, mind and spirit for a perfect balance of wellness.  Every day stressors such as poor nutrition or not enough sleep can create imbalances in the flow of Qi (pronounced chee) throughout the body which may create systemic problems over time.

Acupuncturists diagnosis imbalances based on an individual's health history, tongue diagnosis and pulse diagnosis.  By looking at the tongue and checking the pulse, practitioners can ascertain what is out of balance with a patient.  This often sounds like a weather report for the internal conditions of an individual.  For example, someone may show too much heat or cold, too much dampness or not enough blood circulation.  All of these clues help the acupuncturist create an individualized treatment protocol that includes acupuncture treatment, herbs, supplements and in many cases dietary recommendations.  

During a treatment sterile, disposable, one-time use needles are inserted painlessly into "acupoints."  The points are chosen for their ability to rebalance the patient naturally and create harmony between body, mind and spirit. After treatment, patients often feel calmer, less stressed, less pain and greater equanimity.

At WAY Wellness Center our acupuncturists have graduated from an accredited 4 year Master degree program, passed National Board Examinations and are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Medical Board.