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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of hair-thin, sterile needles into certain points located on the body.  Acupuncture can have both a local and systemic effect on the body.  Locally, it can increase micro-circulation and better oxygenation to tissue which will in turn help reduce pain, decrease inflammation and promote healing.  Systemically, it can release endorphins and natural pain killers that continue to be released over a period of days after treatment. 

Acupuncture has been around for over 2,000 years with China having the longest recorded history.  Acupuncture is one part of Chinese medicine and essentially restores the smooth flow of qi or better oxygenation of tissue.  We all know what better blood flow means in western medicine terms. Acupuncture is able to return the body to its natural state of balance and promote the body's self-healing.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes, Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique and pass comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  As required by law, we only use FDA approved, pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles that you will hardly feel when inserted. The needles are gently stimulated. Many first-time patients are concerned that acupuncture needles will feel like hypodermic needles. They won't! Most patients find acupuncture very comfortable and leave the treatment feeling deeply relaxed.

What Types of Acupuncture Are Offered?

Acupuncture can help with pain management, fertility support, digestive issues, allergies, stress management, and many other conditions. After your individualized evaluation, the types of Acupuncture offered at EVOLVE Acupuncture & Wellness may include:

  • Traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture
  • Cosmetic acupuncture
  • Orthopedic acupuncture
  • Trigger point acupuncture aka Dry needling
  • Motor point acupuncture to restore function in weak muscles
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • Auricular or ear acupuncture
  • 5-element acupuncture
  • Distal acupuncture methods including Dr. Tan Balance Method and Master Tung

Do You Have More Info on Acupuncture for New Patients?

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EVOLVE Acupuncture & Wellness, conveniently located in Ferndale, MI off I-696 and the Campbell / Hilton exit just west of I-75, provides acupuncture and Chinese medicine services to all the communities of Metro Detroit.

EVOLVE Acupuncture & Wellness specializes in:  Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Cupping, Guasha, Moxibustion, Tuina, Massage, Qigong, Wellness, Health, Celluma LED Light Therapy, Facial Rejuvenation, Cosmetic Acupuncture, Aesthetic Acupuncture, Synergy Facial, Orthopedic Acupuncture, Electro-Acupuncture, Motor Point Acupuncture, Exstore System, Trigger Point Acupuncture and Dry Needling.

EVOLVE Acupuncture & Wellness treats the following conditions (not inclusive): Arthritis, Chronic pain, Low back pain, Neck pain, Hip pain, Shoulder pain, Knee pain, Sport's injury, Headache, Fibromyalgia, Allergies and sinus problems, Digestion, Heartburn, GERD, IBS, Nausea, Oncology support, Women's health, Hot flashes, Morning sickness, Fertility support, Male infertility, Female infertility, IVF with acupuncture, Insomnia and sleep problems, Fatigue, Stress management, Wellness, Energy, Weight loss, Stop smoking or Smoking cessation, Aesthetic Acupuncture, Synergy Facial and Cosmetic facial acupuncture to reduce fine lines and wrinkle and help you look younger with Celluma LED Light Therapy.

EVOLVE Acupuncture & Wellness serves the Metro Detroit area including the cities of: Ferndale MI, Pleasant Ridge MI, Royal Oak MI, Berkley MI, Hazel Park MI, Oak Park MI, Madison Heights MI, Sterling Hts MI, Troy MI, Rochester MI, Rochester Hills MI, Birmingham MI, Beverly Hills MI, Bloomfield Hills MI, Grosse Pointe MI, Grosse Pointe Park MI, Saint Clair Shores MI, Fraser MI, Roseville MI, Warren MI, Centerline MI, Southfield MI, Dearborn MI, East Detroit, Hamtramck MI, Midtown Detroit, New Center Detroit and downtown Detroit MI.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this website, email and affiliated EVOLVE Acupuncture & Wellness websites and social media pages including our trusted collaborators is for information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The information and products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any illness or disease. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The opinions and endorsements expressed in our testimonials are strictly those of the customer submitting the review. Consult your physician for medical advice.


Registered Acupuncturist Mike Tocco at Evolve Acupuncture in Metro Detroit, located in Ferndale, MI and serving nearby Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Berkley, Oak Park, Southfield, Birmingham, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights

  Mike Tocco, RAc, RN  Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Nurse

(248) 955-1215

3055 Hilton Road, Suite B  Ferndale, Michigan 48220


Monday 12pm - 8pm

Wednesday 12pm - 8pm

Thursday 12pm - 6pm

Friday 12pm - 6pm


Evolve Acupuncture offers convenient appointments in Metro Detroit, located Ferndale, MI and provides Chinese medicine to nearby Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Berkley, Oak Park, Southfield, Birmingham, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights

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