Impression – Holly Goguen L.Ac. Acupuncture

Experience Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Redondo Beach

Located in Redondo Beach, our clinic serves the South Bay communities to provide Traditional Chinese Medicine in a comfortable, professional and spa-like setting. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as pain, headaches, insomnia, stress and anxiety, women’s issues, and many more. Below you will find some basic information on Acupuncture and what to expect, but please visit our FAQ for answers to many common questions not answered here.

Acupuncture and How it Works

Acupuncture originated in China more than 5,000 years ago and is one of the primary forms of treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is centered around the principle of qi, which is a term for the vital energy that circulates in the body through twelve pathways called meridians. An
imbalance or blockage in the flow of qi/body energy through a meridian can manifest in disharmony or disease, just like disrupting the supply of blood to a body part may cause damage or injury. Acupuncturists use thin solid needles inserted into specific locations/points along these meridians to treat imbalances and to restore the harmonious flow of blood, fluid, and energy throughout the body.

Much research has been done up to the present day to find scientifically proven mechanisms of action that explain how acupuncture is able to affect pain and alter body functions. While we can clearly see the pain-relief and other effects of acupuncture in our patients and research studies, we are still learning about the many ways it works from a western biomedical viewpoint. Please see the page on Scientific Theories on Acupuncture for more detailed information on proposed theories on how acupuncture functions.

For information on what to expect during your acupuncture treatment, please see our FAQ.