What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points located on the surface of the skin. The stimulation alters various biochemical and physiological conditions and helps release endorphins, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters. It promotes circulation and hormonal balance as well as reduces pain and inflammation.
Acupuncture treats the underlying cause and improves the patient’s quality of life. No two acupuncture treatments are alike; certified professionals design an individualized treatment plan for your unique needs.
How does Acupuncture work?
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating select points on the skin, called acupoints. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other stimulation techniques include manual massage, heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines.
What are the Common Uses of Acupuncture?
Many patients seek acupuncture to ease stress and reduce stress related conditions. Acupuncture can help ease emotional discomfort as well as the physical symptoms of:
- Back, shoulder and neck pain
- Sciatica and headaches
- Knee and hip pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow, arthritis
- Depression and stress
- Sleep related issues
- Fatigue and weight gain
Fertility, Pregnancy and Acupuncture
If you are struggling to conceive, acupuncture can be of great benefit. It can restore balance to your reproductive and endocrine system by increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs, improving egg quality, and regulating menstruation and ovulation.
As well as provide relief from morning sickness and fatigue, acupuncture can treat high blood pressure, edema, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and back pain in the second and third trimester.