What is Acupuncture?

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Acupuncture is a medical science used by early physicians in East Asia for more than 5000 years to treat pains and dysfunctions in the body. There are over 500 acupuncture points on the body that directly affects the body’s energy network, called Qi. Qi has no direct English translation, but can be translated as ‘vital energy’ or ‘life force’. Qi is the force that gives things life, animation and movement. 

Chinese Medicine works to balance a person’s internal environment. Physical, emotional and environmental stressors that each affect the body differently. The use of hair-thin needles at particular acupuncture points creates an endorphin response that releases energy triggering the body’s natural instinct to heal itself. 

What can acupuncture treat? 

Acupuncture is widely known to relieve pain, but it is also helpful for many conditions where the pain is not the primary issue. Dr. Julie LaBarge can help with · Anxiety · Insomnia · Asthma · Allergies · Gynecological disorders · Pre and Postnatal care · Gastrointestinal events · Acne · Facial Rejuvenation and more.

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Dr LaBarge is patient, thorough and took her time to make sure I got amazing results. I was suffering from anxiousness and stress and couldn’t get a good night’s sleep. Acupuncture treatment not only settled my anxiety, it has allowed me to finally break the cycle of insomnia. I highly recommend her services!!



cupping acupuncture


A therapy designed to stimulate blood flow through the use of small glass cups. A vacuum is created under the cap using heat and suction and when needed, the cups can be moved along the skin.

Gua Sha Acupuncture

Gua Sha

A technique that produces an anti-inflammatory and immune protective effectthat persists for days following a single treatment. This accounts for its effect on pain, stiffness, fever, chill, cough, wheeze, nausea and vomiting etc.

Moxabustion Acupuncture


A treatment consisted of burning a dried Chinese herb called Mugwort. It is used to warm acupuncture points to enhance the healing process.

Auricular Acu/Ear Seeds Acupuncture

Auricular Acu/Ear Seeds

Acupuncture based on the idea that the ear is a microsystem, reflective of the entire body. With over 200 points to choose from, Auricular Acupuncture is a brilliant alternative or coupling to traditional needles.

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