Points when life's twists & turns tip your scales off-balance, is where Vivacity acupuncture & herbal medicine excel— refreshing capacity to ride the crest.

We practice evidence-based medicine.

Scientific research features thousands of meta-analyses summarizing results of human studies showing acupuncture’s efficacy for a wide variety of conditions including pain, mood support, sleep disorders and inflammation.

According to the World Health Organization, indications that acupuncture has been proven through controlled trials to effectively treat include:


  • Abdominal pain (including peptic ulcer, gastritis & gastrospasm)

  • Adverse reactions to radiation and/or chemotherapy

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

  • Depression

  • Facial pain

  • Headache

  • High & low blood pressure

  • Knee & elbow pain

  • Leukopenia

  • Low back pain & sciatica

  • Muscle sprains

  • Nausea and vomiting (including morning sickness)

  • Neck pain

  • Painful menstruation (including PMS)

  • Periarthritis of shoulder

  • Postoperative pain

  • Rheumatoid arthritis & autoimmune conditions

  • Stroke recovery

What can I expect at Vivacity?

If the condition is acute, or still within a few months of onset, it may only be 1 or 2 sessions before it is resolved. If chronic, (more than 6 months after onset), it may take additional treatment. Even if it has been years, one often sees a marked improvement in the first 3-5 sessions.

What Vivacity patients are saying:

“I find the acupuncture experience very pleasant and relaxing. Pain management is much improved, as well as general well-being such as regulation of my menstrual cycle, improved circulation and a sense of calmness during and after treatment. I would recommend acupuncture as part of one’s overall medical treatments for pain management, anxiety, circulation, and mood enhancement.” – Y.R.

What Vivacity patients are saying:

“After my emergency appendectomy, I had pain from my abdomen that traveled about halfway down my legs. Four months after the surgery, I realized this wasn’t going away on its own so I went for acupuncture treatment. After the first treatment, the pain that had been almost constant and relatively severe was barely noticeable. I went for a few more treatments to ensure my recovery and now I am pain-free.” – N.S.

What Vivacity patients are saying:

“I tried acupuncture because I was having problems with muscular tension in my legs from chronic and recurrent sports injuries even though I have not run competitively for several years. Despite the first treatment being an experience with unfamiliar sensations, Margie made me feel at ease, and I had a profound reduction in the tension I’d lived with for years. After a few subsequent treatments, I have come to very much look forward to the acupuncture experience. While I still see some residual impact from my previous injuries, the overall condition of my body has greatly improved.” – P.W.

What Vivacity patients are saying:

“I began acupuncture treatment for insomnia after I had developed a tolerance to many of the sleep medications. I was concerned by taking more frequent and higher dosages as the months went on, so I decided to think outside of the box. I noticed an immediate change the night after my first treatment. Acupuncture has helped me reverse my dependency on medications and restore a healthy sleep cycle.” – J.P.

What Vivacity patients are saying:

“Working with Margie has enabled me to keep up with my 2-year-old! In all seriousness though, acupuncture basically resolved the constant neck pain and migraines I’d had since college and the herbal medicine she prescribed keeps my digestion regular while traveling.” – A.D.

What Vivacity patients are saying:

“Margie worked in concert with my physical therapist after I tore my hamstring training for a marathon. This dynamic duo got me back to running before I ever could have imagined would be possible. Can’t recommend acupuncture enough to my fellow runners and cyclists.” – D.R.