Pain-Relieving Acupuncture Services

Acupuncture is a traditional technique that involves using tiny needles to release endorphins and steroids naturally produced in the body, which helps relieve pain and decrease inflammation.  Acupuncture is available at the Clinton Township, Chesterfield and Washington locations.

Acupuncture—A Long-Standing Practice

Acupuncture is believed to have originated in China around 3,000 years ago based on documentation dating back to 100 BC. This documentation discussed Qi (vital energy or life force) and meridians (pathways) in the body. In ancient China, meridians were thought to be pathways that created energy flows (Qi); if any of those pathways were damaged, the energy flow would be disrupted, causing disease and other symptoms of Qi stagnation, like pain, irritability, and mood swings.

In acupuncture, thin, rounded needles (most common) or other sharp instruments are placed at strategic points in the body to restore Qi flow, thereby improving health.

Since its origination, acupuncture has been experimented with, practiced, and studied worldwide.

acupuncture treatment

Common Conditions


Urinary Disorders

Weight Loss

Chronic Pain

Common Colds

Digestive Troubles

Abdominal Tightening







Menstrual Problems

Premenstrual Syndrome

Smoking Cessation

Stress and Emotional Issues

Allergies and Sinus Trouble

Bowel Movement Complaints

Cosmetic/Facial Acupuncture


The duration of benefits can vary greatly depending on the individual and the condition being treated. The effects can be short-lived or last for several days to weeks. Maintenance sessions may be recommended to prolong the benefits, especially for chronic conditions.

Acupuncture is safe when performed by a trained practitioner. However, there are some risks involved. These include soreness, minor bleeding, or bruising at needle sites. Our team at Total Health Systems is trained to perform acupuncture—please read our What to Expect section for more information.

This depends on the individual and the condition being treated. Some people may experience immediate relief, while others may notice improvements after a few sessions.

Yes, you can. You may read online that showering is not recommended, but this is not a medical restriction. Our practitioners will guide you on best practices following your first session.

Yes! Both acupuncture and chiropractic care promote the body’s natural healing processes. While chiropractic care primarily addresses the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine, acupuncture stimulates specific points in the body. Both can aid in reducing pain relief and improving overall wellness.

  1. Eat a light meal—don’t come to the session on an empty stomach, which may lead to dizziness or lightheadedness.
  2. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  3. Avoid alcohol or caffeine at least two hours before the session begins.


Very good experience! Only my second time getting acupuncture and the results are amazing. I have RA and Fibro and, at least for now, I am pain free. I look forward to my next visit and highly recommend Total Health Systems.

Cheryl McGuire

What to Expect

  • Acupuncture needles are very small in size commonly compared to a strand of hair.
  • The needles are solid not hollow. They are rounded not pointed which help you feel comfort with the injections.
  • If you feel the insertion, you may experience one of two things (you may feel a small like mosquito bite) then the energy from the tip of the needle.
  • You may also feel a warm electric sensation throughout your body. If you feel any discomfort at all it will easily fade
  • Acupuncture can be used to help treat multiple medical conditions in a natural way of healing your body, without medications that can often cause side effects which can prevent you from your daily living.
  • If you’ve been suffering from an acute or chronic pain for some time, acupuncture and herbs is one of the fastest ways to help restore your health and wellness.

Acupuncture Pricing:


New Patient
Acupuncture Session


Returning Acupuncture


Cupping Accessory Per
30 Minute Session


Gua-Sha Accessory Per
30 Minute Session


10 (1) Hour Sessions

Includes New Patient Session If You Sign Up On 1st Visit. No Additional Charge For Accessory Services With This Package Including Moxa, Cupping And Gua-Sha.


Cupping/Gha-Sha Mix & Match Package

Save $10 per session

Accessory Therapies to

In Gua-Sha therapy, a rounded stone is used to gently scrape the skin and decrease muscle tension. When used with acupuncture, Gua-Sha can ease pain, relax muscles, and promote faster healing.


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