Acupuncture is part of the ancient system of healing called Traditional Chinese Medicine that uses small needles in precise locations to help treat symptoms and disease. This promotes natural healing and improved overall balance in the body. Acupuncture treatments strengthen your 5 most essential organ systems: kidney, spleen, liver, lung and heart so that you are systematically healthier.
The classical Chinese medicine explanation is that channels of energy (qi) move through the body. When the flow of this energy becomes obstructed, pain or illness occurs. Putting needles at specific acupuncture points along the meridian open the channel and promote the healthy flow of energy and restores health and balance.
The modern scientific explanation is that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain (which can be seen on a MRI). These chemicals then trigger the release of other chemicals or hormones, which in turn influence the body’s own regulating systems and healing.
Acupuncture encourages the body’s natural healing ability to help restore the body to balance. It is used to promote health and wellbeing, prevent illness, and treat many physical and emotional conditions.
Acupuncture can treat many health issues — to name a few: joint pain, knee/back/shoulder pain, respiratory issues, digestive issues, menstrual issues, fertility issues, emotional stress, headaches, respiratory issues, sleep issues, memory, circulation issues… and many more.