Welcome to Catalyst Acupuncture!

Acupuncture is one part of Traditional Chinese Medicine that is an ancient form of therapy that has been proven to be extremely effective as a primary health care modality. This holistic approach has been used to balance the body, mind, and spirit for over 4,000 years and is recognized by the NIH, WHO, and NCCAM as a safe and non-invasive medicine. Our experts are here to provide a safe and welcoming environment with the goals of empowering you to live your life optimally.

Our mission is to provide effective, individualized acupuncture treatment for a low cost.

ACUPUNCTURE IS KNOWN TO TREAT A WIDE RANGE OF HEALTH CONDITIONS

These conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Neurological: headaches, migraines, neuralgia, postoperative pain, post-stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, fascial pain, diabetic neuropathies, Bell’s Palsy, shingles
  • Respiratory: sinusitis, common cold/flu, tonsillitis, bronchitis, asthma
  • Digestive: abdominal pain, chronic diarrhea, indigestion, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, candida, Crohn’s disease, colitis
  • Urogenital: low sexual vitality, erectile dysfunction, urinary retention, nocturnal enuresis
  • Obstetrics and Gynecological: infertility, PMS, cramps, painful, heavy, irregular, or the absence of periods, endometriosis, menopausal symptoms
  • Eye, Ear, and Dental: eye fatigue, tinnitus, toothache, TMJ
  • Musculoskeletal: shoulder and neck pain, back pain, sciatica, muscle cramping, traumatic injuries, sports injuries, arthritis, fibromyalgia, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis
  • Emotional: trauma, depression, anxiety, nervousness
  • Self-Improvement: facial rejuvenation, stop smoking, weight management, addiction

COMMON QUESTIONS

Does it hurt? The thin needles are designed to be painless. There are areas of the body that are more sensitive than others, though. Sometimes you may feel a prick, sometimes nothing at all. However, sensations such as a warm or a dull feeling is common.

How many sessions will it take to feel better? There is no easy answer to this question because every person is unique and requires different lengths of treatment. People get treated weekly, twice a month, once a month and less depending on the situation. On average, for every year a condition existed, a month of regular treatment is required.

How long does it take to become an acupuncturist? In California, four years of formal training is required to receive a Masters of Science of Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM). Acupuncturist must also pass a state board exam to obtain their license. Some practitioners continue their education to complete a Doctoral of Acupuncture and Chinese/Oriental Medicine, which is currently the highest level of education for this profession.

Acupuncture Etiquette

  • Silence phone
  • Please eat at least 2-3 hours before your visit
  • You are welcome to bring your own music to listen through your earbuds
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing, as it is common that you may be asked to roll up a pant leg or shirt sleeve