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Acupuncture - COMMUNITY CENTERED ORIENTAL MEDICINE in Santa Barbara, CAWhat is Acupuncture?

Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners observed that the body and mind can be disturbed as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy is thought to flow. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. By inserting and manipulating hair-thin needles at specific points, we are able to return the body to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

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 chemical release triggers many hormonal and physiological changes which influences the autonomic nervous system to assist the body's own ability to promote homeostasis.

Acupuncture returns the body to its
natural state of balance and harmony.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. We have been practicing for 37 years in Santa Barbara and have treated thousands of patients.  As required by law, we use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.








Community Centered Oriental Medicine
1900 State St. Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

805 687-7328