Acupuncture has been used to successfully diagnose, treat, and prevent disease for over 2,000 years but over the past three decades its popularity has grown in the United States significantly. It relieves pain, strengthens the body’s natural defenses and promotes overall well being. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for pain, allergies, anxiety, headaches, infertility, digestive problems, and many other issues. If you feel that you are struggling with health issues that are affecting your quality of life, an acupuncture treatment can be beneficial for you.
Acupuncture involves inserting extremely thin needles into your skin at specifically designated points on your body. Traditional Chinese theory explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation appears to boost the activity of your body’s natural painkillers and increase blood flow which promotes healing.
WHO – The World Health Organization – recommends Acupuncture as an effective treatment for many medical problems, including:
- Muscle & Joint Pain
- Weight Loss
- Respiratory Conditions
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Nervous Conditions
- Disorders of the Eyes, Nose and Throat,
- Childhood Illnesses
- Smoking Cessation