The Ways of the Tao Difference

When you choose Ways of the Tao for your acupuncture needs, you’re embarking on a transformative journey towards holistic healing. Debby offers a comprehensive approach to your well-being, combining the power of acupuncture with complementary services such as Chinese herbal medicine and nutritional therapy. This integrative approach ensures that you receive personalized care that addresses the root causes of your health concerns, rather than merely treating symptoms.

By blending the ancient wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern insights, Debby creates a unique treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This holistic approach not only promotes physical healing but also supports emotional and mental well-being, empowering you to achieve optimal health and vitality. When you choose Ways of the Tao, you can trust that you’re receiving comprehensive care designed to help you feel your best and live life to the fullest.


At Ways of the Tao, you can expect

Gentle, Effective Treatments

Debby's refined needling technique, honed over thousands of hours of clinical practice, ensures that you experience minimal discomfort and maximum results. Many of her clients report feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated after their acupuncture sessions.

One-on-One Attention

Unlike many acupuncture clinics where practitioners see multiple patients simultaneously, Debby provides undivided attention during your appointment. This allows her to fully focus on your unique needs and tailor your treatment accordingly.

Comprehensive Care

Debby takes the time to thoroughly evaluate your health history, current concerns, and overall well-being before developing a personalized treatment plan. She actively listens to your needs, answers your questions, and ensures that you feel comfortable and informed throughout your healing journey.

Ongoing Support

Debby is committed to your long-term health and well-being. She offers prompt communication between appointments via text, email, or phone, so you can feel supported every step of the way.

Continuous Learning

With 25 years of experience as an educator at various acupuncture colleges, Debby is passionate about staying current with the latest developments in the field. Her commitment to ongoing education ensures that you receive the most effective, evidence-based treatments available.

How Acupuncture Works

Acupuncture is based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which views the body as a complex system of energy pathways known as meridians. When the flow of energy, or Qi, through these meridians becomes blocked or imbalanced, it can lead to pain, illness, and other health issues.

During an acupuncture treatment, Debby uses fine, sterile needles to stimulate specific points along the meridians, helping to restore the proper flow of Qi and promote healing. By addressing the root causes of your health concerns, rather than just treating symptoms, acupuncture can help you achieve lasting relief and improved overall well-being.


Acupuncture is a safe, effective, and drug-free way to address a wide range of health concerns, including:​

Digestive and Respiratory Issues

Pain and Musculoskeletal Issues​

Mental Health and Sleep Issues

Gynecological and Hormonal Issues​

What to Expect During Your Acupuncture Treatment

Your acupuncture journey at Ways of the Tao begins with a comprehensive evaluation of your health history, current concerns, and overall well-being. Debby takes the time to listen to your needs and answer any questions you may have, ensuring that you feel comfortable and informed every step of the way.

During your acupuncture session, you will relax on a comfortable treatment table while Debby carefully inserts fine, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points on your body. Her gentle needling technique ensures that you experience minimal discomfort, and many people find the treatment to be deeply relaxing.

After your needles are in place, you will rest for 20-30 minutes, allowing the acupuncture to work its magic. During this time, you may feel a sense of calm, balance, and well-being wash over you. Once your treatment is complete, Debby will carefully remove the needles, and you can go about your day feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Take the First Step Towards Better Health

If you’re ready to experience the transformative power of acupuncture with a skilled, compassionate practitioner who is dedicated to your well-being, look no further than Debby Shapiro and Ways of the Tao. Contact Debby today to schedule a complimentary phone consultation and learn more about how personalized acupuncture treatments can help you achieve optimal health and balance.