Dr. Shannon Larson Acupuncture

Dr. Shannon Larson Acupuncture


Herbal Medicine

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Acupuncuture and PRegnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting, life changing experience that involves an extraordinary physical and emotional transformation. Taking care of one’s well-being during this time is important for both mother and baby. Acupuncture offers women a holistic drug free approach to support their pregnancy and birthing experience.


Women's health

Whether it is the beginning of a young female’s reproductive years, the middle, when she may be considering her fertility, or the later stage where new symptoms may arise, Chinese Medicine offers an alternative approach.

Acupuncture and Fertility

By addressing each person as an individual, Chinese Medicine tailors each treatment to one’s personal needs. Acupuncture points are chosen based on meridian theory to remove blocks in the natural creation and movement of Qi. In doing so it brings balance back to the body’s natural hormonal rhythms. When the mind is calm, and there is an abundance of Qi and a healthy flow of blood, the body is at its optimal health to create a new life.


health and wellness and stress

By restoring the natural flow of Qi, acupuncture allows one to move more easily through thoughts and emotions and positively influences our body’s natural hormonal rhythm thereby addressing the various systems affected by the stress response.

Acupuncutre and pain

By inserting very fine needles into specific points, acupuncture removes these blockages, enabling Qi and blood to return to the area. This also  maximizes the movement of the body's natural defenses to the injured area and in doing so, acupuncture not only relieves pain but also allows the body to heal.


Living in Harmony

Dr. Shannon Larson is a registered Doctor of Chinese Medicine providing acupuncture and herbal therapy  based on the 2000 year old practice of Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine takes a holistic approach to healing. One’s emotions and well-being are directly connected to the health of the body. Every organ, cell and tissue works together, and when one area becomes imbalanced it affects a person’s entire well-being. This healing practice offers a drug free approach to a more balanced life. 



During treatment, very fine needles are inserted into specific areas of the body to restore the flow of the body’s Qi (one’s innate vitality), bringing the body’s natural rhythm back into balance. Although acupuncture is best known for treating both acute and chronic pain it has been used for thousands of years to address health issues including:

  • irregular menstruation
  • migraine
  • painful periods
  • headache
  • uterine bleeding
  • digestive disorders
  • PMS
  • fatigue
  • fertiltiy
  • weak immune system
  • menapause
  • constipation
  • stress
  • allergies
  • depression
  • dizziness and nausea
  • insomnia
  • urinary tract infections
  • anxiety
  • high blood pressure
  • tense muscles
  • pain



This is a technique used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese Medicine where an acupuncture point is stimulated by using the healing properties of a heated herb called mugwort. This is done to warm the body, strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health. Moxibustion may be used alone or in conjunction with acupuncture.


In electro-acupuncture the acupuncture needles  are attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. This produces a high electric frequency that causes the relaxation of a muscular area as well as the release natural endorphins in the body. Electo-acupuncture is used to compliment and increase the efficacy of an acupuncture treatment.



Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine has a recorded history of more then 2000 years and women's health has always held a special distinction in classical Chinese Medicine. Chinese Medicinals are largely plant based, but can also include minerals and animal based products. These medicinals are combined together and tailored to each individual's presentation. 


The time has never been better, and the reasons never greater, for giving traditional medicine its proper place in addressing the many ills that face all our modern – and our traditional – societies.
— Dr Margaret Chan speaking in reference to Traditional Chinese Medicine Director-General of the World Health Organization