I saw Ryoko in her Irvine Ca office and her acupuncture treatments fixed my tennis elbow, getting me back on the court pain-free.

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4950 Barranca Parkway Ste 301
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949 836 2857

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, is a time-honored practice that dates back thousands of years. It involves the insertion of very fine, sterile needles into specific points on the body, known as acupuncture points. These points are situated along pathways or meridians, believed to be channels for the flow of vital energy, or Qi, throughout the body. By stimulating these points, acupuncture seeks to balance the flow of Qi, addressing a range of physical, emotional, and mental health issues.

At Family Wellness Acupuncture, we use the finest needles, applying them with precision and care to encourage your body’s natural healing abilities. This traditional wisdom, combined with our gentle and precise approach, offers a treatment experience that is both effective and deeply relaxing.

What Can Acupuncture Do for You?

More than just a treatment; it’s a pathway to holistic well-being. It’s here to turn your hopes for better health into a tangible reality. This ancient practice does wonders in not only relieving pain and reducing stress but also in enhancing your overall quality of life in several key ways:

  • Alleviating Chronic Discomfort and Pain: Provides significant relief from various types of pain, including chronic back pain, arthritis, and headaches, enhancing daily comfort and quality of life.
  • Reducing Stress and Anxiety: Known for its calming effects, acupuncture lowers stress levels, promotes relaxation, and improves overall emotional balance, making it a sought-after treatment for today’s fast-paced lifestyles.
  • Promoting Better Sleep: Many find relief from insomnia and other sleep disorders, which helps regulate sleep patterns for more restful nights.
  • Boosting Immune System Function: By strengthening the body’s natural defenses, acupuncture enhances resilience against common illnesses and is a proactive approach to maintaining health.
  • Enhancing Digestive Health: Effective in addressing various digestive issues, acupuncture improves digestive functioning, crucial for overall well-being.
  • Improving Mental Clarity and Focus: Clearing mental fog and enhancing concentration, acupuncture is beneficial for both personal and professional success.

At Family Wellness Acupuncture, our treatments are carefully tailored to meet your specific health needs, ensuring a personalized approach to your well-being. Acupuncture offers a natural, effective solution for a wide array of physical and emotional health challenges, making it an ideal choice for holistic wellness.

The Benefits of Acupuncture: Tailored to Your Needs

At Family Wellness Acupuncture, we recognize the diverse healing potential of acupuncture. This ancient practice offers a multitude of benefits that cater to a wide range of health needs, each delivered with our commitment to personalized care:

  • Comprehensive Pain Management: Renowned for its effectiveness in managing both acute and chronic pain. From sports injuries to migraines, it offers a non-invasive approach to pain relief, reducing reliance on medication.
  • Natural Stress Alleviation: In a world where stress is a common ailment, acupuncture provides a natural and holistic way to reduce stress levels. It works by calming the nervous system, promoting a sense of peace and well-being.
  • Sleep Enhancement: Acupuncture has been shown to positively affect sleep patterns. It’s an effective treatment for those struggling with insomnia, helping to achieve deeper and more restorative sleep.
  • Energy and Vitality Boost: Beyond just addressing specific health issues, acupuncture is known to enhance overall energy and vitality. It’s an excellent way to combat general fatigue and boost your energy levels, improving your ability to engage in daily activities.
  • Holistic Health Improvement: A holistic approach to health, addressing not just symptoms but the root cause of issues. It’s known to improve digestive health, enhance mental clarity, and support emotional well-being.

At Family Wellness Acupuncture, our expertise in Japanese acupuncture allows us to maximize these benefits. Our approach is not just about treating conditions but enhancing your overall quality of life. We’re dedicated to guiding you on a journey to better health, with each session tailored to meet your individual needs.

Acupuncture's Healing Touch: Addressing Diverse Health Conditions

With its roots in traditional Chinese medicine, offers a versatile approach to treating a wide array of health conditions. At Family Wellness Acupuncture, we harness this diversity to address not just common ailments but also more specific health challenges:

  • Chronic Pain and Arthritis: Provides relief from chronic pain conditions, including arthritis, offering a natural alternative to pain medication.
  • Stress and Anxiety: A go-to solution for reducing stress and anxiety, it promotes mental calmness and emotional well-being.
  • Sleep Disorders: Effective in treating insomnia and other sleep disturbances, acupuncture helps in restoring healthy sleep patterns.
  • Digestive Issues: Aids in resolving various digestive problems, enhancing gut health and overall digestion.
  • Migraines and Headaches: A natural remedy for migraines and headaches, acupuncture can reduce both frequency and intensity.
  • Allergies: By boosting the immune system, it can alleviate allergy symptoms and improve overall immune response.
  • Menstrual Cramps and PMS: Offers relief from menstrual discomfort and premenstrual syndrome, promoting menstrual health.
  • Depression: As a holistic treatment, acupuncture can be an adjunct therapy for depression, helping to balance mood and improve emotional health.

This list represents just a snapshot of the conditions acupuncture can treat. Keep an eye on our blog for detailed posts exploring how acupuncture can help with these and many other health concerns.

The Unique Benefits of Japanese Acupuncture

Japanese acupuncture stands out for its precision, gentle techniques, and a nuanced approach to treatment. This style of acupuncture, which we proudly offer at Family Wellness Acupuncture, is characterized by its subtlety and effectiveness, making it a preferred choice for many seeking holistic health solutions.

Gentle and Minimally Invasive: Japanese acupuncture uses thinner needles and shallower insertions, making it an ideal option for those who are new to acupuncture or sensitive to treatment. This gentle approach ensures maximum comfort while delivering profound healing benefits.

Tailored Treatments for Individual Needs: Emphasizing a personalized approach, it focuses on understanding each individual’s unique health profile. Treatments are specifically tailored to your needs, enhancing the effectiveness of each session.

Subtle Stimulation for Deeper Healing: Unlike more aggressive techniques, it gently stimulates the body’s energy pathways, encouraging natural healing processes. This subtle stimulation is particularly effective in addressing chronic conditions and deep-seated imbalances.

Holistic Approach to Wellness: Japanese acupuncture looks beyond just the symptoms, aiming to treat the root cause of health issues. This holistic approach not only addresses specific ailments but also promotes overall well-being and balance.

At Family Wellness Acupuncture, our expertise in Japanese acupuncture allows us to offer treatments that are not just about addressing health issues but also about enhancing your overall quality of life. We’re dedicated to guiding you on a journey to better health, with each session thoughtfully tailored to meet your individual needs.

Acupuncture Needles In Cup
Acupuncture Treatment on Shoulder
Cupping Treatment

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Treatment Plans Made For You

At Family Wellness Acupuncture, we work with you to understand your needs and your challenges to develop a treatment plan that works for you. Our acupuncturists will determine how many treatments may be required to help you and we will reassess your needs and treatment plan after each session to help ensure you get the best results. If you need long term care, we will develop the best treatment approach to help you alleviate and manage your condition.

Most patients see results after their very first treatment and it is likely you will start feeling better as well. We will continue to work with you and optimize your treatment plan as needed after each visit until your best results are achieved.

In addition to acupressure and or acupuncture needle treatments, your treatment plan may include the addition of any of the following therapies during your treatment sessions that may best aid in your recovery:


This treatment uses an herb called Mugwort. It may be burned on the handle of the needle, above the skin, on salt or on a slice of ginger. This is used to “warm” acupuncture points to quicken the healing process. Moxibustion is also commonly done with warming pads by many acupuncturists.

Electric Stimulation

Also referred to as electro-stim, the is a technique where a low-level electrical current is applied to the acupuncture needles located at various points on the body. This is done to further stimulate the body’s qi and healing processes.


This is a therapy used for sore muscles, tension, neck pain, and the common cold. In this therapy, Family Wellness Acupuncture will place small glass or plastic “cups” over specific areas on your body. A vacuum is created under the cup using heat or suction. The team may move the cup over an affected area or leave it in place. You may leave the office looking as though a large octopus gave you a big hug. There is no need for alarm. The slight redness will dissipate.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal remedies have been around for centuries and long before modern medicine. They are used to heal illness and address psychological concerns. Herbal medicine can treat conditions such as asthma, eczema, premenstrual syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, migraine, menopausal symptoms, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, and more.

Eating Disorder Therapy

Overeating, undereating, anorexia, bulimia are all tough conditions to treat. Using acupuncture, Family Wellness Acupuncture evaluates your condition at every visit and works toward achieving goals that ultimately help you recover and stay in good health.

Acupuncture Upper Back
Moxibustion Treatment
Acupuncture Treatment on Knee

Treatment Session Experience

Treatment sessions can last up to 60 minutes. Sessions typically begin with a discussion of your health status and progress. Afterward, needles and may be inserted to begin your treatment. One or more of the other therapies may be applied during your treatment session as well.

During your treatment session, expect to relax for up to 30 minutes while the needles stimulate your natural healing process. Following this, another series of points may be selected to complete your treatment as you continue to relax.

After your treatment session ends, you may quickly start to feel better and or other improvements along with gradual improvement over the next half day as your body adjusts from the treatment.

Relaxing and drinking water after your treatment session ends helps aid your body’s ability to adjust and improve.

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