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.