Acupuncture is a healing modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for over 3000 years. Acupuncture has been shown by numerous studies that placing fine sterile needles into the acupoints of the skin helps to restore balance in the body and to aid in improving the function of the nervous system, endocrine system, immune system, cardiovascular system, digestive system and of course the musculoskeletal system. 

At Island Functional Medicine, in addition to acupuncture we also offer electroacupuncture. This is a type of acupuncture that utilizes electric current similar to a TENS unit. Electroacupuncture adds additional stimulation to acupuncture points, trigger points and motor points to accelerate healing and restore function. 

Dr. Tanizaki is trained in both traditional acupuncture and sports acupuncture. He completed the Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program with Whitfield Reaves. This training integrates traditional acupuncture with anatomy, western orthopedics, and sports medicine therapeutics. 

Common conditions treated with acupuncture:

  • Anxiety/Depression

  • Arthritis pain

  • Gastrointestinal issues: constipation, diarrhea

  • Headaches/Migraines

  • Nausea/Vomiting

  • Pain: general pain, sports injuries, sprains, strains

  • Stress

  • Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)

  • Tobacco dependence