Acupuncture can be used to treat a broad range of conditions and is a treatment which encourages the patient’s body to cure itself. It is one of the oldest medical procedures in the world.
In acupuncture, the nerves in the skin and muscles are stimulated by the penetration of thin, metallic, solid needles at anatomic points also known as acupuncture points or acupoints and this produces a wide variety of effects. It causes the system to increase the release of natural painkillers. These natural painkillers, endorphin and serotonin, are released in the pain pathway of the brain and the spinal cord causing the pain signals which are received to be modified.
The theory and practice of acupuncture is based on Oriental Medicine, a comprehensive natural health care system that has been used in Asian countries for thousands of years to preserve health and diagnose, treat and prevent illness.
Acupuncture treats health conditions by stimulating “acu-points” found at specific locations on the body. Acupuncturists stimulate the points by inserting very thin disposable needles through the skin to produce physiological effects. Other methods used to stimulate points include heat or cupping therapy.
Some Conditions Treated Include:
Allergies/Asthma, Anxiety, Depression, Arthritis/Joint Pain, Back & Neck Pain, Bladder & Kidney Problems, Constipation/ Diarrhea, Colds, Flu, Cough, Bronchitis, Dizziness, Drug/Alcohol/smoking addiction, Effects of Chemotherapy, Fatigue, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Headache/ Migraine, High Blood Pressure, Immune System Deficiency, Infertility, Menopausal Discomfort, Pre-menstrual Syndrome, Paralysis/Numbness, Rhinitis, Sciatica, Skin Problems and Stress/Tension.
- Initial treatment+ Consultation$80
- We accept most PPO insurance
- Kaiser insurance with referral is accepted
Rumiko Onishi, L.Ac. began her study of the human body while at University of California, Santa Barbara , where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences. She continued her education at Southern California University of Health Sciences, where she earned her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, graduating Summa cum laude. Rumiko has expertise in herbal prescription as well as acupuncture, and works collaboratively with Dr. Hudson and community physicians.