What is Acupuncture?

                                                                                                                                        Thousands of years ago East Asian practitioners discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces, yin and yang. Yin represents the cold, slow, or passive principle, while yang represents the hot, excited, or active principle. Health is achieved by maintaining the body in a “balanced state” while  disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang.

This imbalance leads to a blockage in the flow of Qi (vital energy) along pathways known as meridians. Qi can be unblocked by using acupuncture needles at certain points on the body that connect with these meridians.

Treatments help to regulate hormonal, circulatory, nervous, immune, reproductive and musculoskeletal systems. Health can be disrupted by a variety of factors including anxiety, stress, poor nutrition, inadequate sleep, excessive work, infections, toxins and traumas which may lead to imbalances and dysfunction. Acupuncture supports the body’s natural ability to restore health and promote well-being. Chinese medicine as a whole emphasizes lifestyle management to correct and prevent disease before it occurs.

In my practice, I incorporate a complete and thorough health assessment followed by a treatment that addresses the root cause, not just your symptoms. My comprehensive diagnosis includes asking questions, traditional observation, pulse and tongue diagnosis, checking vital signs, palpating channels and performing a physical exam.

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. I have passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and am registered by the state of Michigan. As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.




Acupuncture - Kat Barber R.Ac.   Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Ferndale, Michigan in Ferndale, MIKat Barber offers Acupuncture for Pain, Infertility, Mental Health, in Ferndale, MI

Kat Barber, R.Ac., MSAOM, Dipl. Ac.


          Practicing inside                      Evolve Acupuncture        3055 Hilton Road, Suite B
Ferndale, MI 48220

Sundays: 10am-5pm
Tuesdays: 10am-7pm

Acupuncture - Kat Barber R.Ac.   Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in Ferndale, Michigan in Ferndale, MI