Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of Medicine on Earth. Originating in China, it has been practiced for thousands of years and is one of the core disciplines of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) documented and publicized acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions. Acupuncture is now covered by many insurance policies and is used most broadly to relieve pain.
Acupuncture is based on the premise that bodily functions are regulated by the flow of energy known as qi (chi) through energy paths called meridians. Qi can often times become blocked, disrupted or develop an imbalance which can then lead to dysfunction. By inserting needles into specific acupuncture points (acupoints) the normal flow of qi can be restored. 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.
ACUPUNCTURE IS EFFECTIVE FOR TREATING: