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Welcome to Windward Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine is the foundation of Windward Acupuncture. Acupuncturist Samantha Preis has over twelve years of experience and is state licensed and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in both Acupuncture and Herbal medicine. Explore this site to learn more about how Chinese medicine can help you feel your best or browse our blog The Qi Flow.

Our Specialties

  • Pain Management

    Pain Management

    Acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s own powerful painkillers (endorphins) and anti-inflammatories to be released during treatment and for sometime afterward causing an immediate reduction in pain levels. Read More

  • Infertility


    Chinese Medicine has a history of successfully treating infertility for more than 2,000 years. Windward Acupuncture combines Eastern and Western medicine, like acupuncture and In-Vitro Fertilization, to help increase chances of conception and carrying a pregnancy to full term.

  • Stroke Rehabilitation

    Stroke Rehabilitation

    Acupuncture helps to awaken nerves and restore function to the body following a stroke. When combined with herbs, this treatment helps reduce the risk of a second stroke and nourishes the body to promote optimal healing while helping patients regain their use of body and sense of self.

  • Women’s Health

    Women’s Health

    This is an area where Chinese medicine truly shines. Chinese herbs and acupuncture are excellent for regulating the menstrual cycle. Problems such as heavy periods, irregular periods, hot flashes, PMS, or missed periods can often be corrected or improved through a course of acupuncture and herbal treatment. Read More

Questions about Acupuncture?

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  • How Does Chinese Medicine Work for Neck and Back Pain?

    Pain is often the result of your blood not flowing smoothly either due to swelling, tight muscles, poor circulation, or damaged tissue. When blood circulation is impaired old blood collects in the tissues. This stagnant blood can result from an injury, overstrain, stress, weakness, inherited tendencies or a combination of these factors.

    Acupuncture works from the outside to stimulate blood flow and relax the body by releasing tight muscles, calming nerve and tissue inflammation, and stopping spasms. Modalities like cupping and gua sha manually stimulate fresh blood flow while encouraging the body to flush out the old blood promoting proper healing and pain relief.

    Sometimes herbal treatment is necessary to nourish and relax the muscles from the inside to alleviate pain. Traditional herbal formulas to treat back and neck pain are available in capsules or a customized formula tailored to your individual needs can be provided in powder form to take as a tea.

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