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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.


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

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Just as you want to know if we can help you, we want to be sure our team will be a good fit for your particular needs. Call or fill out a form below to get in touch with us and have your questions answered.



  • Does it hurt?
  • How Does It Work?
  • Can I do acupuncture in addition to physical therapy?
  • Can I do both PT and acupuncture in the same day?
  • How many sessions will it take to feel better?
  • How long does it take to become an acupuncturist?
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 Does It Work?

Anything that gets better with micro-circulation gets better with acupuncture. Traditional Chinese Medicine is highly effective in bringing blood circulation back to static pain areas and places of injury, new or chronic. Additionally, the ancient channels that are used in this modality of treatment correspond to fascia and muscle systems of the body. Since no part of the body operates in isolation from the rest of it, it is important to take note of posture, tone and balance. This is why you might find an acupuncturist putting needles in the foot when there is a problem in the hip, or in the hand when there is a problem with the neck.

Can I do acupuncture in addition to physical therapy?

Absolutely! Acupuncture an amazing addition to other modalities of treatment like physical therapy and massage. When we approach an injury or illness from all angles, the likelihood and speed of recovery becomes that much better. At Catalyst PT and Wellness, we work with each other to make sure that all our practitioners are working to advance your goals for your body and recovery.

Can I do both PT and acupuncture in the same day?

Yes, there are no reasons why acupuncture cannot be performed the same day as your physical therapy OR massage appointment. In fact, it is a recommended way to get in a full day of healing.

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.


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  • Please eat at least 2-3 hours before your visit
  • You are welcome to bring your own music to listen to 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

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