Throughout history, acupuncture has been used as a preventive tool as well as for treating specific disorders. You don’t have to have any major problems for acupuncture to be beneficial. Moreover, “not having anything wrong” may be different from being “healthy”. Many people have small irritating concerns for which they would not consider seeing a physician. Perhaps you are more tired than you think you should be for your age and condition. May be you would like more focus and direction, or more ability to experience joy. May be you get colds too regularly, digestive problems are beginning to limit your enjoyment of food, or you get “the blues” during particular season. May be you’re just not as satisfied with your life as you might be. Acupuncture can help. In addition, it is good to recognize that physical or emotional symptoms are often the “tip of the iceberg” and rarely show up before an imbalance has gone unrecognized for quite a while. For example, angina (chest pain) often occurs only after the blood vessels around the heart are over 75% occluded. Does it mean a person is "heathy" when the vessels are only 74% blocked? In acupuncture we help people find ways of tending themselves so they can thrive in every way -body, mind and spirit.