Acupuncture is one of the essential elements of Chinese medicine and the oldest, most commonly used medical procedure in the world. Over the past 25 years, acupuncture and Chinese medicine have become increasingly popular in the United States and Europe. The practice of acupuncture is based on the theory that there are patterns of the body’s vital energy, known as Qi, which flow through the body that are essential for health and quality of life. Disruptions of this energy flow cause disease and discomfort. By accessing specific points along energy pathways in the body under the skin with tiny needles, one can restore balance and flow of energy throughout the body.
Acupuncture seeks to release the flow of the body’s vital energy, or Qi by stimulating points along 14 energy pathways. Scientists say the needles cause the body to release endorphins — natural painkillers — and may boost blood flow and change brain activity. You can wear comfortable, loose clothing during most treatments, or you can change into a gown if need be. Acupuncture needles are very thin, and most people feel no pain or very little pain when they are inserted. Most patients feel energized or relaxed after the treatment.
Acupuncture Can Help Offer Relief From:
- Chronic lower back pain
- Migraines and Headaches
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Hot flashes
- Fertility Issues
- Anxiety and Depression