Meridian Acupuncture
& Wellness

About Acupuncture

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a recognized and respected alternative for treating acute and chronic conditions, and has been practiced for more than 3000 years. Its effectiveness has been documented by the World Health Organization. Acupuncture has been researched over the years and shows a documented benefit for acute and chronic pain. (See our Research tab for more information). It can help with joint and muscle pain, headaches, sleep problems, anxiety/depression and many other conditions. (See Conditions Treated tab for a complete list).

Acupuncture is complementary to, and can be used in conjunction with, Western medicine. At Meridian Acupuncture we believe acupuncture and a holistic approach to health encourage balance in all aspects of a person’s life.


Meridian Acupuncture & Wellness values the many relationships we have built with patients, medical doctors and health care professionals. We believe that patients can heal faster when they receive care from our Portland area team of practitioners, using a variety of therapeutic modalities.


Prevention is the cornerstone of our commitment to maintaining your health. Acupuncture has the ability to prevent problems before they affect the physical body and offers significant advantages for overall wellness. We strongly believe that a lifestyle of moderation, with basic nutritional support, is a solid foundation for enhancing your body’s health. Keys to wellness include healthy eating, exercise, proper breathing, supportive nutrition and a positive mental outlook.


By placing whisper-thin pins at specific points in the body, acupuncture restores health. Because it focuses on correcting the underlying cause of ill health, not just the symptoms, acupuncture can bring long-lasting results.


Patients will feel at ease in our comfortable facility and will find our friendly, caring staff well-trained and experienced.

The Long Term Effects of Our Acupuncture Treatment

Oriental Medical experts say that pain and disease are caused by either an imbalance or a blockage of the energy circulating in the body. Acupuncture restores the proper flow of energy, returning the body to good health.


During an acupuncture treatment at our Portland area offices, thin, sterile needles are inserted at specific points on the body. These points are carefully selected by the Licensed Acupuncturist according to the patient’s problem. Each treatment is tailored to the individual’s needs. The acupuncture treatment corrects the imbalances, removes the blockages of energy and restores health.

Emphasis is placed on understanding and treating the underlying cause of each individual’s imbalance. This holistic approach treats not only physical complaints, but also emotional, environmental & lifestyle conditions.


In the history of mankind, more people have used acupuncture and Oriental Medicine than all other types of medicines combined. Today it helps people throughout this country and around the world.

Acupuncture Results

Acupuncture is a well-known, well-researched, evidence-based approach to healing. It is now an integral part of mainstream medicine, and it is usually covered by insurance companies.


Although most notably used for pain relief and healing, the World Health Organization (WHO) lists 31 conditions that can be treated with acupuncture.

The sooner you start acupuncture treatment, the sooner positive changes can occur

If you avoid having your ailments settle into your body, results come easier and more quickly. See acupuncture as a first line of defense to eradicate pain and rebalance the body to a healthy state.


For more chronic, ongoing conditions and problems, a series of acupuncture treatments will be necessary. The time it takes to feel results depends on the condition being treated and the individual being treated, so it will vary from person to person.


Once improvement is realized and the body is stabilized in a more healthy state, we shift into preventing future problems. We educate about supportive lifestyle and nutritional options. We strive to improve your overall health, making you stronger and less susceptible to future injury or illness.


We’re here to help you get better and stay better. We have built life-long relationships with our patients in a cooperative effort to maintain overall health and well-being. We can help you build the life you want to have, in the way you want to live and enjoy it.