Acupuncture is an ancient, time-tested medicine. It is one form of medicine within the broad scope of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In China, Traditional Chinese Medicine stands on its own as the primary form of health care within hospitals and clinics (with our Western medicine being a secondary, complementary form of medicine).
Did you know the World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture can effectively help over 100 different conditions? Acupuncture treats everything from A-Z, including: all varieties of acute and chronic pains, digestive disorders, headaches, seasonal allergies, women's health conditions, depression, anxiety, fatigue, and much much more.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture taps into the body's complex bioelectric systems. Energy, also known as Qi (pronounced “chee”), circulates throughout the body along well-defined pathways, or meridians. There are 12 primary meridians, plus 8 secondary meridians mapped on the body, and over 365 acupuncture points. These pathways are connected to specific organs, body structures, and systems. If the energy circulation is disrupted, optimum function is affected which can result in pain and illness.
The selection of acupuncture points is determined by each patient’s signs and symptoms, so each treatment is individually tailored. An acupuncturist stimulates specific points using very thin, sterile needles to balance the circulation of energy, which gives your body directions in how to activate the body's innate healing process and restore optimal health. Since acupuncture relies on the body`s own physiology, treatments are gentle noninvasive and come with no harmful side effects.
Is an effective treatment that involves the placement of thin, sterile needles into precise points on the body. It uses specific acupuncture points to activate the healing process and restore optimal health.
Is a needleless form of acupuncture in which a small electric current is used to stimulate the points. It is a great treatment for children or those who may be shy around needles. Research has shown Electro-stimulation acupuncture is especially effective for pain management.
A technique that involves placing suction cups on the surface of the skin. Some patients affectionately refer to cupping as a "reverse massage." Cupping is often used for muscle tension and pain, but it may also be used when a patient first feels sick to draw out toxins.
Is another form of acupuncture in which a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles to stimulate the points.
Is performed using a porcelain spoon and oil to rub the skin. Gua Sha is commonly used in cases of muscle tension and pain.
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