Acupuncture is the practice of inserting tiny needles (as thin as a human hair) into specific points in the body. The practice of acupuncture has been in use for over 3,000 years and can be used to treat a range of problems including mental, physical, and emotional problems. Acupuncture in the US is most commonly used for pain relief, but it can be used to treat many conditions ranging from anxiety to digestion issues to insomnia.

Acupuncture comes in many forms. We practice several different styles in our office: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Five Element Theory, Taoist acupuncture, auriculotherapy, dry needling, moxibustion, and electro-acupuncture. By combining the strengths of all of these methods, we are able to treat a wide variety of conditions.

Auriculotherapy is a treatment where acupuncture needles are inserted into the ear. By treating only the ear, an acupuncturist can affect the whole body! Auriculotherapy is often used in treating addictions such as smoking, and can be used in younger patients than standard acupuncture.

Common reasons people seek acupuncture treatment:





Hormone imbalances


Fertility/Healthy Pregnancy

Cosmetic Acupuncture

How Acupuncture Has Helped Others Thrive

“I am so glad I found Thrive for Life. For the last 4 years I have struggled with Raynaud’s Syndrome. My fingers would turn white and numb during the winter months. I was constantly wearing gloves or running my hands under warm water. By adding regular chiropractic visits and cleansing my diet I haven’t needed my gloves at all this winter and it’s been cold! So thankful for Dr. Matt and the Thrive for Life team. They have made a huge difference in how I feel!”
-Nicki H, chiropractic patient
“I have received treatment for several years from variety of chiropractor. Dr. Matt has been the first one of many chiropractors that I’ve received treatment from who have been successful in reducing my pain. And some of my pain is completely gone!!! Dr. Matt spends time listening to my issues and is always caring and most of all present, which allows him to effectively treat the problems and address my concerns. The “Thrive for Life” office is friendly and I always know my visit will be pleasant…and I will leave the office feeling great! Dr. Matt rocks!”
-Christine D
“Overall I feel great, heartburn is gone, daily headaches are gone. I feel like after the first adjustment it gave me back 10 year of my life. I didn’t even realize how bad I was until after the work Dr. Matt did on my body”
“Dr. Matt is the fourth chiropractor I have seen in the last year for my back pain. I have a very physically demanding job, and I have been in pain for years. When I started exploring my options for doctors, I could barely walk after a hard day of work. I tried three other local chiropractors, and basically resigned to the fact that I would be in pain for life. However, after seeing Dr. Matt for the last three months, I am almost pain free! It hasn’t been easy, and it’s required a lot of work on my part and Dr. Matt, but I am feeling great. Thrive For Life takes a different approach than any other office I have been to. It is intuitive, and stresses self-healing. I’d recommend Dr. Matt and Thrive for Life to everyone I know.”
-Annie M

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