Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese practice of inserting thin, sterile needles in specific points on the body to manipulate the flow of energy aka Qi or Chi pronounced “chee”. It is a 5,000-year-old therapeutic modality recognized by both the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of virtually any medical condition.
Acupuncture is based on the theory that energy flows through and around the body along pathways called meridians. When there is a block or an imbalance of chi, illness can occur. Through acupuncture, the chi can be unblocked and back in balance.
Acupuncture can effectively alleviate the following symptoms and conditions: allergies, asthma, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, inflammation, fibromyalgia, digestive issues, irritable bowel syndrome, menopause, PMS, fertility and reproductive issues, morning sickness, nausea, sciatica, sinusitis, joint pain, tennis elbow, chronic fatigue, anxiety, alcohol, smoking and drug addiction, depression, dizziness, headache, migraine, emotional disorders and stress just to name a few.
By promoting natural healing and circulation, acupuncture can actually enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve your overall daily functioning and well-being. It is a safe, painless way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.
Different Types of Acupuncture
- Traditional Acupuncture – the use of needles all over the body to treat health conditions and pain relief. Treatment is not limited to a specific area like the ear.
- Ear Acupuncture – with over 100 acupuncture points in the ear, this form of acupuncture is used to treat a variety of psychological and physiological issues. This type of acupuncture can be used alone or in addition to traditional acupuncture.
- Scalp Acupuncture – Scalp acupuncture is a specialized form of acupuncture that can treat most of the same conditions as traditional acupuncture yet it is especially effective in treating pain and nervous system disorders like multiple sclerosis.