Acupuncture is a method of treating the body to promote natural healing and improve function. This is done by inserting needles at very precise acupuncture points.

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy (Qi) run in regular patterns throughout the body and over its surface.  These channels called meridians are like rivers flowing through the body. An obstruction in the movement through these meridians is like a “blockage” that has "dammed "up the energy pathway.

The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; The acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians.This treatment helps the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in digestion, absorption, and energy production activities. It also promotes the circulation of the energy through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is that "needling" the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. This will either change the experience and perception of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating systems.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body's natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Dr. Holt is trained in acupuncture through the acupuncture Society of America and is experienced in both traditional and non-piercing acupuncture techniques. He has successfully used these techniques to treat disorders such as chronic pain, depression, gastrointestinal issues, anxiety or stress, as well as weight loss and smoking addiction.

Dr. Holt also offers cupping therapy. Cupping therapy is often used to strengthen the immune system. It also warms the QI and promotes the free flow of QI and blood in the meridian thus removing coldness in dampness and decreasing swelling and pain.

Dr. Holt also specializes in other Acupuncture techniques such as Cold Laser Electrical Stimulation Techniques, and Auricular (Ear) Therapy.

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Acupuncture is recognized by leading national and international health organizations, including the national institutes of health & the world health organization, to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems below are some of the health concerns that acupuncture can help with :

  • Addiction – alcohol, drugs, smoking
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Colitis
  • Common cold
  • Constipation
  • Dental pain
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive trouble
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Emotional problems
  • Eye problems
  • Facial Palsy/tics
  • Fatigue
  • Fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gingivitis
  • Headache
  • Hiccough
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Migraine
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • PMS
  • Pneumonia
  • Reproductive problems
  • Rhinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Seasonal affective disorder
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sore throat
  • Stress
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tooth pain
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting
  • Wrist pain