Acupuncture Holistic Healing


What is Acupuncture used for?

Acupuncture treats a wide range of conditions, and often requires a series of treatments to see results. It is an effective treatment for
  • Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Digestive Concerns
  • Stress and Anxiety

Acupuncture supports blood flow and circulation, relieves muscle tension, decreases inflammation, regulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, and helps to relieve stress. Stimulation of acupoints releases endorphins, which triggers the happiness center in the brain to regulate stress and pain responses. Frequency and severity of symptoms diminish over time as the nervous system adjusts to maintain a relaxed state instead of a stressed and upregulated state, both physically and mentally.

In addition to needling, your acupuncturist may use other Chinese medicine therapies and techniques during your treatment session, based on each condition and which type of energy movement is ideal. You may also receive gentle massage and muscle work.



Moxa can be directly placed on an acupuncture point or on a needle. It increases heat for deeper penetration while promoting circulation and bringing healing factors to the area to speed up healing process.


Cupping is a tool that is used to relieve pain and tightness in the muscles, and helps with low back pain, arthritis and headaches. It is often used to help treat respiratory conditions (cough, asthma, congestion), painful menses, and digestive issues. It helps to stimulate lymphatic movement and decreases inflammation.

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a technique which uses a tool to move qi and blood, break up stagnation and scar tissue, and support lymphatic drainage. It is used to remove and clear unwanted heat from the body, regulate qi and open detox pathways.

Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation uses specific electric frequencies to stimulate different receptor types to decrease pain.

What to Expect at Your Appointment:

Your first acupuncture appointment (90 minutes) will include a detailed discussion with your doctor about your concerns, challenges, and goals. You will receive a customized acupuncture treatment that day that begins to treat your concerns and starts the path to restoring health. Follow-up treatments are 55 minutes long.

Your treatments may focus on a different area of the body from where your main concern is due to organ relationships and flow of qi in the body. Once treatment starts, each acupuncture point sends signals to the overall nervous system to redirect qi and blood flow to initiate a healing response.


How to Prepare For Your Appointment:

No special preparation is needed, though we encourage you to dress comfortably and in something that can provide easy access to arms, legs, abdomen, and back, as these are frequent sites where acupuncture treatments are performed. Eating a small snack or meal within two hours of the appointment is advisable.


You should feel relaxed, though not necessarily sleepy, and ready to resume normal activity immediately. Some Chinese Medicine therapies, such as cupping, may produce bruising to the skin, but your provider will make sure to discuss this possibility with you before performing these.


At Spark Health, your acupuncturist works alongside your team of providers, including your naturopathic doctor, to ensure a comprehensive and aligned treatment plan. Our doctors specialize in balancing Eastern and Western diagnosis and treatment principles, and we have a unique focus on the effect of psychological stress on the body and overall health. Many of our patient's report feeling a marked difference after treatment, some describing it as feeling as though they had a night of deep rest, or "acubliss" as it is commonly called.

Our Acupuncture Specialist

Jordynn Pons

Jordynn Pons, DACM, LAc

Dr. Jordynn Pons received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health & Science. As a passionate advocate for wellness, she emphasizes the synergistic effect of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. She promotes a relaxing yet effective style of treatment, comprehensive and unique to each patient’s personal goals. Her holistic journey has included a focus on sports therapy, chronic pain, digestion, women’s health, and stress management. Beyond acupuncture, she is also trained in moxibustion, cupping therapy, and herbal remedies. She is a dedicated healer providing encouragement and support to any and all of life’s transitions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Spark Health doctors are licensed and practice safe and sterile techniques with every patient. Our doctors have experience treating a variety of acute and chronic conditions, Acupuncture is a safe and usually pain-free treatment, though there can be minimal discomfort at times.

Acupuncture needles are extremely thin and flexible and usually do not hurt. Depending on the location of the needle insertion, there can be a slight pinch, which is short-lasting and resolves quickly.

Your first acupuncture treatment at Spark Health will include a detailed discussion with your doctor about your problems, challenges, and goals, and you will receive a personalized acupuncture treatment.

Moxibustion, or moxa, is placed on a needle or directly on an acupuncture point to bring heat to the area. This can help speed up the healing process and provide relief from joint pain and digestive issues.

Cupping is a therapy that involves placing glass or plastic cups on the skin to create suction. The suction helps to facilitate the flow of energy in the body and enhances healing. Cups may be placed in one location statically or can be moved around, depending on the condition and desired outcome.

Gua sha is a manual therapy that involves applying pressure to the skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation and dissipate unwanted heat. Gua sha may also help break down scar tissue, which can improve organ and joint mobility.

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