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Metal is the element associated with autumn. In nature it is harvest time, when we gather the abundance of earth in preparation for winter. It provides structure, but can also take on a new shape when it becomes molten. Metal is all about moving inward; it is the elements deep inside the earth. The color associated with metal is white and its corresponding emotion is grief. In the body, its function relates to the ability to move inward and finding structure from within. It is also associated with the lungs and our respiratory system. Metal represents the direction West and is symbolized by the white tiger.


The modalities listed here are associated with metal because they are forged from earthly elements.


Acupuncture involves the insertion of single use fine needles at specific points throughout the body. This releases endorphins and a chain of events to promote healing. Traditional Chinese medicine describes acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of qi (our body’s vital energy source) and blood throughout the body.


When there is a disruption in the flow of qi and blood, then illness and other ailments can occur. Bringing balance to the flow with the use of acupuncture and other techniques, such as cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, and herbs will facilitate the body’s natural healing process.


Some conditions such as untreated hypertension are contraindicated in acupuncture. Your acupuncturist will evaluate your health history, medications, and vitals to ensure acupuncture is suitable for your care. You can read more about how acupuncture works below.


East Asian medicine is a complete medical system, which means it can treat all sorts of ailments. Vast research has shown acupuncture is effective in reducing both acute and chronic pain. Studies have also shown it can help relieve over 50 other health conditions, such as:

  • Neck and back pain

  • Joint pain

  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Sciatica

  • Postoperative pain

  • Symptoms associated with cancer treatments

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Irritable bowel disease

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Seasonal allergies

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Abdominal pain

  • Asthma

  • Depression and anxiety

  • PTSD

  • Quitting smoking

  • Menstrual health

  • Infertility

  • Morning sickness

  • Breeched baby

  • Menopause symptoms

  • Insomnia

  • Fatigue

  • Stroke recovery

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Appointments are available Monday - Wednesday from 9am - 6pm, and Thursday from 8am - 12:30pm.

If you have any questions or need help, please contact us via:

Phone: 509-520-7993


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