What Is Acupuncture?
For thousands of years, acupuncture and herbal medicine have been considered standard healthcare in eastern societies. Even though it has been categorized by our western culture as "alternative," it is one of the oldest continuously practiced forms of medicine in the world.
Acupuncture works by reminding your system how to function at its optimal level. By stimulating certain acupuncture points, the imbalances in the body are resolved and energy blocks are removed. This results in better circulation, reduced inflammation and pain, a restoration of function, a vibrant immune system, and an improved sense of well-being.
Gentle and patient focused, each acupuncture treatment typically lasts 30-50 minutes. During a treatment, fine, hair-thin, sterile needles are gently inserted into acupuncture points. These points run along pathways called meridians that transport “Qi,” or life force, throughout the body. These meridians relate to particular organs and their functions in addition to having specific physical, mental and emotional correspondences.
Treatments without needles:
There are many effective options for receiving acupuncture without needles. Some of the options include magnets, small press balls and acupressure.
Acupuncture is beneficial for many conditions:
|Asthma, bronchitis, cough||Herpes||Shingles|
|Back pain||High blood pressure||Skin conditions|
|Bell's palsy||High cholesterol||Smoking cessation|
|Cancer treatment side effects||Infertility||Sexual dysfunction|
|Carpal tunnel||Insomnia||Skin conditions|
|Chronic fatigue||Menstrual disorders||Stress & tension|
|Colds, flu & sinusitis||Menopause||Vertigo|
|Depression||Pain & injury||Weight loss|
To learn more, read the National Institutes of Health (NIH) report on the clinical trials that proved that acupuncture is effective treatment for many of these conditions.