It’s All About Qi!
According to the Chinese medical model, illness occurs when there is a block or imbalance of a person’s ‘Qi’ or energy often caused by external influences (i.e. colds & flu) or internal influences such as emotions and stress.
Proven Effective for Millenia!
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to effectively treat internal disorders, physical pain, and mental or emotional distress. The National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization recommend the use of acupuncture for its safety and efficacy for a variety of conditions found here: Conditions Treated.
Ahhhhh! So relaxing!
After a thorough diagnosis, sterile, hair-thin needles are inserted along specific pathways to balance an individual’s Qi or energy. Acupuncture triggers the body’s extraordinary ability to heal and self-regulate it’s systems, releasing natural painkillers and increasing blood flow to the targeted areas. Many people go into a deep state of relaxation during a session.
Acupuncture is a full system of medicine rapidly gaining greater acceptance in today’s modern world for its ability to treat symptoms of many major modern day illnesses without the unpleasant side effects of pharmaceuticals.
Many people report additional benefits such as increased relaxation, better sleep, greater energy, diminished pain, decreased incidence of illness and greater emotional health.
I always recommend people receive acupuncture treatment with regularity. The treatments not only address their chief complaint, but also improve health and well-being over the long term due to acupuncture’s cumulative benefits.