Research over the past 20 years has found that by inserting needles into acupoints, underlying nerves in the muscles are stimulated.  This stimulation promotes the release of endorphins and monoamines, chemicals that block pain signals in the spinal cord and brain.   Another explanation of acupuncture’s pain-relieving effect is explained by the Gate Control Theory.  According to this theory, put forward by Ron Melzack and Patrick Wall in 1962, pain signals must pass through a number of high-traffic "gates" as they move from the area of injury upward through the spinal cord into the brain. Like a road or highway, these nerves can handle only a limited number of nerve signals at one time. The pain signals travels very slowly. We can generate other signals which move faster. The faster signals crowd out the slower ones because of the limited capacity of the nerves.  Acupuncture generates competing stimulus and effectively blocks the slow pain signals from reaching the brain. The result: we never "experience the pain".

Other studies have shown that acupuncture can improve immune system function as well as promote the local release of anti-inflammatory agents helpful in cases of infection and muscle sprain or strain.  Acupuncture can help restore the body’s natural balance of hormones by stimulating centers in the brain responsible for endocrine function.  In the treatment of fertility, acupuncture has been shown to increase the circulation in and around the uterus and ovaries.  This increased blood flow thickens the endometrial lining in the uterus, which creates a more receptive environment for an embryo.






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I was introduced to Teresa through a neighborhood website, so I thought I'd give her a try. She is right up the street from my house in a super cute spa. Her studio is so calming and relaxing, that it helped take the anxiousness right away from seeing a new person to "poke me" :) She is very gentle and knowledgable, and patient when I ask a lot of questions. The way she does cupping is very different than what I've had before, but I love it.

Todd S.

Jun 2016






Angie E.

Aug 2015

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I would highly recommend Jansen Health. She listens to you and helps provide the right treatment. It is a very relaxing healing session.

Teresa Jansen is a great acupuncturist. I have recommended her to many of my friends and family. I highly recommend her services. You won’t be disappointed!


I had been experiencing chronic back pain and flank pain for at least 5 years, with little to no relief.  I had tried everything, literally.  Vitamins, stretching, exercise, physical therapy, chiropractor, muscle relaxers, pain medicine, and cortisone injections (OUCH!).. Nothing worked.  It was so constant it was almost like white noise...  sigh.  Once my leg started to go numb and tingly, I knew that I should probably revisit my treatment options...

It's only taken 6 months and I haven't felt this good in years!  I have been going fairly consistently, there is NO way I am going back to the old me, those days of white noise pain are gone - thanks to Teresa!  In about 6 months she accomplished everything western medicine couldn't - yay!!!  

Mira D.

Aug 2013

Teresa has been my acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner for over 3 years.

When I first began consulting her for ongoing back and shoulder issues - I was able to get relief quickly and also begin healing my body with her help correcting health issues.  

She combines various complimentary treatments to customize and address where the problems are.

Since her expertise has been so effective, I have been able to reduce my visits to specific flare ups or maintenance visits.

Vee. R.

Jan. 2016

Dori R.

Nov 2015

Teresa is amazing. I wasn't recovering very well after a medical procedure. Teresa's calm, healing energy and her amazing skills, allowed her to alleviate my symptoms and pain almost immediately. She's a treasure.