What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called qi (“chee”), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians. It is believed that illness occurs when something blocks or unbalances your qi. Acupuncture is a way to unblock or influence qi and help it flow back into balance.

Acupuncture is done by putting very thin needles into your skin at certain points on your body. This is done to influence the energy flow. Sometimes heat, pressure, or mild electrical current is used along with needles.

What To Expect When You See an Acupuncturist

An acupuncturist will give you an exam and ask questions about your health concerns and how well you are functioning. The practitioner will look for the places (called acupoints) on your body to access the qi that is blocked or not flowing right. Each of the points relates to certain health problems or body functions. Landmarks on your body are used to find the points for needle placement. The practitioner will quickly tap very thin needles into your skin. An initial acupuncture visit is approximately 90 minutes and follow-up treatment generally last 30-60 minutes. You may have several visits to complete your treatment. Some people have ongoing visits.

Why Try Acupuncture?

Although many patients see an acupuncturist for pain management there are many conditions that are alleviated by acupuncture and Oriental medicine therapies including but not limited to the following:

  • Allergies & Asthma
  • Addictions (i.e. drug, alcohol, food and sugar addictions)
  • Anemia
  • Anorexia
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Cold & Flu
  • Colitis/ Crohns
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Digestive Problems
  • Eczema
  • Emphysema
  • Endometriosis
  • Food Allergies
  • Gastritis
  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Stiffness
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Reduction
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Ulcers
  • Weight Loss

Other reasons to try acupuncture:

      • Acupuncturists view each person as a dynamic and holistic being.  Every atom, cell, tissue, and organ is interrelated and interconnected, functioning as a complete whole.
      • Acupuncture helps to awaken and energize the self-healing and regenerating capacity of your body.
      • Acupuncture can be used as preventative medicine to help avoid disease in the first place.
      • Acupuncture can help support and strengthen your immune system.
      • Acupuncture has treated billions of people over the past 2,500 years.
      • Acupuncture works.  It really does!

Acupuncture Services and Pricing

Custom Acupuncture Treatment

        • Initial Visit (90 minutes) – $75.00
        • Follow-up Visit (60 minutes) – $75.00

Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture for Weight Loss and Smoking Cessation

        • 3 treatments – $90.00
        • Note: Smoking Cessation treatments must be scheduled with a 7-day period.

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About Us

Here at Vitality Natural Health and Wellness Center we are dedicated to promoting health and wellness through enhancement of the mind, body, and spirit. We are committed to supporting the body’s inherent ability to heal using natural therapies to restore health.

Contact Us

Vitality Natural Health and
Wellness Center

570 Washington Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: (814) 720.4825
Fax: (814) 601.0930

Hours of Operation

Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00 – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed
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