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What is Acupuncture?

Chinese Medicine, AcupunctureAcupuncture is one of the oldest and most respected alternative medical treatments in the world. It originated in China over 5,000 years ago and has a proven history of effectiveness. Acupuncture was brought to the west in the twentieth century by doctors visiting China. They were amazed to see operations performed on fully conscious patients using acupuncture as an anaesthetic. More than eight million Americans have used acupuncture to treat a variety of common health conditions. Acupuncture treatments are holistic and preventive, treating the entire person, not just the part that hurts. To strengthen your overall health and vitality, our acupuncturist will offer suggestions for lifestyle improvements in diet, supplementation, exercise, sleep, and stress management.

How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.

How does Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.

What are the Common Uses of Acupuncture?

Many patients seek acupuncture to ease anxiety and alleviate stress related conditions, thus restoring a sense of joy in their lives. Acupuncture has proven effective in not only relieving symptoms, but often in resolving emotional conditions permanently. It can help ease emotional discomfort as well as the physical symptoms surrounding it such as insomnia, digestive problems, fatigue, and chronic pain.

Acupuncture can be used to treate -

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  • Back pain, shoulder and neck pain
  • Sciatica and headaches
  • Knee and hip pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow, arthritis
  • Depression, anxiety and stress
  • insomnia, fatigue and weight gain

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