Acupuncture

Acupuncture consists of the gentle insertion of fine, disposable needles into strategic points at the surface of the body. These points, which are most effective in treating disease, have been mapped by the Chinese over several thousands of years.

Most patients describe acupuncture as very peaceful and experience genuine relaxation following their treatment. There is no pain associated with the insertion of needles, which are finer than a human hair. One might feel a warm or heavy sensation around the area of insertion.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the flow of "Qi" throughout the body. Where there is injury, the energy of the body may become stagnant or deficient. The insertion of needles helps bring the body's awareness to the area and resume the free flow of energy.

Qi flows through a system of twelve major meridians. Each meridian is connected internally to a specific organ such as the heart, liver, etc. The acupuncture points along these pathways can be used to affect a corresponding internal organ.

Modern science explains that needling acupuncture points will stimulate the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain or trigger the release of additional hormones that influence the body's own internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture stimulates the body's own natural healing ability. The ultimate result yields significant increases in a patients physical and emotional well-being.