What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient system of holistic medicine that treats the underlying causes of disharmony, and additionally treats the symptomatic relief of complaints. It has been used for many thousands of years to treat illness, prevent disease, and improve well being on all levels -- physical, mental, and emotional. Disease is viewed as an imbalance or blockage in the body's natural energy flow. Acupuncture corrects these energetic imbalances by breaking up any obstruction, and encouraging an even flow of energy or "Qi" through the stimulation of specific acupuncture points by thin, disposable needles. Energy can be disturbed by trauma, poor diet, medications, stress, hereditary conditions, environmental factors, or excessive emotional issues. Your practitioner will diagnose your condition with an examination which will include a medical history, pulse and tongue diagnosis, and body palpation.
- Corrects energetic imbalances
- Treats the underlying cause of disharmony
- Releases endorphins for the relief of pain
- Strengthens the immune system
- Reduces inflammation
- Balances the nervous system, endocrine and gastrointestinal function
- Improves quality of life