About Medical Acupuncture

bigstock-Acupuncture-6469971Acupuncture is a treatment used to promote and maintain health through stimulation of specific points throughout the body.

Acupuncture originated over 2000 years ago in China and has been used widespread in Asia and Europe for hundreds of years. Acupuncture has become much more mainstream in the United States over the last 50 years.

Medical Acupuncture is influenced by the traditional Chinese Medicine theory of encouraging the flow of qi (vital life energy) through classical acupuncture channels but is also informed by a variety of other traditions including Five Phases and neuroanatomical principles.  Dr. Matthew Vukin also offers scalp and ear acupuncture, cupping, percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) and moxibustion.

Medical Acupuncture is helpful for many things, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Acute or Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Sports injuries
  • Preventive wellness
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Addiction

This website is a great resource by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and can likely answer any of your other questions:

“Doctor, What’s this Acupuncture All About?”

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Kelli Hyland M.D. Collaborative Psychiatry’s Clinicians

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All of the providers and staff at Kelli Hyland M.D. Collaborative Psychiatry have been very carefully chosen.  Not just because of the services they offer, but (mainly) because of who they are.  Dr. Hyland works very hard to nurture and support clinicians and staff members whom she cares about and believes in, and to create an environment where they can be happy and grow.

Each clinician has their own story, passion and expertise (inside and outside of medicine) and we work hard as a team to encourage and support each other in those areas, as well as educate, and collaborate with, each other in the areas in which we aren’t necessarily experts.  We do for each other what we also do for our clients.

We all care very deeply about collaborative, whole-person, individualized care.   We all care deeply about people and making a difference.