Acupuncture is a part of the ancient practice of traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese practitioners believe that the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. These pathways create an energy flow through the body that is responsible for overall health. Acupuncture can help manage chronic pain, stress, arthritis, hemiplegia, menopausal syndrome, allergies, and weight-related issues by restoring any disruptions to the energy flow in the body. Instead of treating through symptoms, our acupuncturist diagnoses the root cause of a patient’s problem, then uses a holistic approach based on the principals of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture works to increase immunity and energy, balance hormones, and cure diseases fundamentally and naturally.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment alone or in combination with conventional therapies to treat the following:
-Menstrual cycle issues
-Lower back pain
-Carpal tunnel syndrome
Acupuncture is often (but not exclusively) done using "hair-thin" needles, and most people report feeling minimal or no pain as the needle is inserted. The needle may create a sensation of pressure or ache. Acupuncture may also be done using heat (moxibustion), pressure (acupressure), friction, suction (cupping), or impulses of electromagnetic energy.