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Acupuncture is a type of treatment based on the Chinese Medicine healing system that has been used for thousands of years to help people in the healing from many kinds of health issues.  We must first discuss Qi, in order to define acupuncture. Qi, or energy, is the vital life force of the universe and all things and dimensions within it, including our own bodies, minds and spirits.


Qi stagnation, or blocked energy, is the genesis of all disease. Acupuncture is a technique aimed at relieving the blocked energy that inhibits the healthy flow of Qi. Acupuncture points are sites on the body that are located along energy pathways known as meridians. Small needles are inserted at key acupoints along the meridians to help Qi flow freely - in a way that allows the body to heal and remain healthy.



acupuncture in Wilmington, NC

To restore harmony throughout the body, practitioners stimulate acupoints with needles, moxibustion or pressure. Acupuncture is generally a comfortable experience, and most patients feel peaceful and relaxed throughout the treatment. Occasionally patients have some minor discomfort, usually indicating an energy blockage which the needles are effectively stimulating and releasing.


Diane has been a Licensed Acupuncturist for 20 years and owns and operates her practice, Coastal Acupuncture, in Wilmington, NC. To make an appointment please see the Contact Page for further information.

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