Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body.
A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.
Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (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. Some believe that this stimulation boosts your body’s natural painkillers.
What can it help?
Acupuncture is used mainly to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions, including:
What should you expect during a treatment?
The initial visit will involve an in-depth discussion with one of our caring practitioners about your health concerns. You will be emailed an intake form before the treatment in order to more fully address your needs.