What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a medical practice developed millennia ago in China. It is the process of using needles to stimulate the body to treat the patient’s pain and health conditions.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that good health is the product of balance and harmony – the “yin” and “yang” – of the life force known as “qi” (pronounced “chi”). Illness and poor health are believed to be the consequence of an imbalance of these energy forces.
Energy – Qi – flows through meridians, or pathways, in the human body. These pathways are accessible through 350 acupuncture points in the human body. Acupuncture stimulates points on or under the skin called acupuncture or acupressure points. These points are seen as places where nerves, muscles, and connective tissue can be stimulated. The stimulation increases blood flow, while at the same time triggering the activation of the body’s natural painkillers.
Acupuncture is a safe, painless, holistic, and effective way to treat a wide variety of issues.
It promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, boosting immunity, supporting emotional health, and improving overall function and well-being.
Acupuncture is most commonly sought after by patients suffering from chronic or acute pain. Injuries, disease or repetitious movements from work bring people to acupuncture.
Acupuncture is also commonly used for fertility patients. Studies indicate that acupuncture increases the effectiveness of many common drugs that are taken to increase fertility by naturally increasing the hormone levels in the body. It is also a commonly used treatment for women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
In addition to patients with pain and fertility issues, acupuncture is also used for patients suffering from PTSD, depression and day to day stress management.
Acupuncture practitioners have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.
During the initial visit/exam, the patient will meet with the doctor to provide a full health history. The doctor will be making notes and gathering information to diagnose and detect any specific Qi imbalances that may be contributing to a person’s health problems.
Once the imbalances are detected, the doctor will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along the meridian pathways that correspond with the patient’s needs. The procedure is safe and painless.
Wouldn’t you like to improve your health through a drug-free therapy that addresses a variety of common ailments and problems?