Traditional Acupuncture is a powerful system of medicine designed to address patients on a body, mind and spirit level. Practiced for over 3000 years in China, the benefits of acupuncture treatment are now clearly recognized and well documented in western medical journals and in medical institutions across the United States.
Symptoms are viewed in relationship to the totality of a person in order to explore the root cause of an illness or imbalance. Many acupuncture patients report a resolution or lessening of their primary symptoms. Perhaps the most profound result of treatment is a common experience of a greater sense of well being, clarity and ease in life.
During your first visit, which can take up to 2 hours, the acupuncturist will gather information about your past and present health conditions and life circumstances. Each treatment is then designed uniquely to address imbalances as they are specifically experienced by each individual.
Subsequent visits will last about an hour. The number of treatments required varies according to individual needs.
Jim Pastore, M.Ac., L.Ac.
Jim Pastore, M.Ac., L.Ac, is a licensed acupuncturist and wellness coach. He is a graduate of the Tai Sophia Institute with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture. Jim's practice focuses on people in all walks of life seeking less pain, greater ease and enduring authenticity in their lives. Jim is a parent, former business executive and entrepreneur who began his training in Acupuncture and East Asian medicine after seeing the power of acupuncture and other traditional practices in his own life and those around him.
"Physical pain is one of the blocks we may face," Jim says. "I like to work in partnership with people to remove these blocks and to find balance and optimal performance in all areas of our lives. I have found acupuncture to be a gentle and powerful way to bring about healing and growth."
Jim has participated in advanced training in Auricular Acupuncture and in working with people experiencing physical and emotional trauma, addictions, sports injuries and pain management. His practice brings together the wisdom and science of East and West. In his training, he has worked with clients through the Living Well With Cancer Program, and he is certified by the National Acupuncture Detox Association as a NADA Acudetox Specialist.