Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to promote health and treat various medical conditions. This therapeutic technique is based on the concept of energy flow, known as Qi (pronounced “chee”), through meridians or pathways in the body. By stimulating acupuncture points, practitioners aim to balance the flow of Qi and restore the body’s natural energy balance.

Acupuncture is commonly used to address pain management, stress reduction, improve sleep, enhance immune function, and promote overall well-being. It is often sought after as a complementary or alternative therapy to conventional medical treatments.

Acupuncture can help individuals with the following:

  • Neck/Mid-Back/Low Back Pain
  • Extremity Pain
  • Headaches
  • Sports Injuries
  • Muscle Pain – Tension/Trigger Points
  • Sprains/Strains
  • Tingling or Numbness
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Digestive Issues
  • And Many MORE!

Meet the Chiropractors


DR SHEBLY SORTINO DC, L.Ac is a licensed Acupuncturist at Ascend and owner of New Dawn Chiropractic and Acupuncture. She has joined Ascend Wellness to expand our services to include Chiropractic and Acupuncture services as a part of our well rounded model of integrative care.

What is a licensed Acupuncturist?

A licensed acupuncturist is a healthcare professional who has completed the necessary education, training, and certification to practice acupuncture as a form of traditional medicine. These individuals have typically obtained a formal education in acupuncture, Chinese medicine, or Oriental medicine from an accredited institution.

Licensed acupuncturists are skilled in the art and science of acupuncture, which involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body to promote health and treat various conditions. They are knowledgeable about the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, meridian theory, and the use of acupuncture in addressing physical, emotional, and mental health issues.

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