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Acupuncture is a method of healing via the insertion of thin filiform (solid hair-like) needles at specific locations throughout the body.  The needles are placed at varying angles and depths depending on the area of the body and/or condition being treated.  At times the needles are also manipulated after insertion by wiggling, twisting, lifting and thrusting, or flicking to enhance the effect and achieve the proper sensation.  There are many schools of thought as to proper point selection, needle depth, and types of stimulation used to treat various illnesses.  It is often said TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is as much an art as a science, and acupuncture surely follows this idea.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the acupuncture points are likened to gateways where the flow and intensity of vital essences like Qi and Blood within the body can be governed or manipulated.  Blockages in this flow are believed to be responsible for or the result of pain and illness.  In scientific terms, acupuncture is shown to stimulate the nervous, endocrine, circulatory, and immune systems; cause the release of endorphins and hormones; and facilitate reduction in inflammation.  While the exact reasons why acupuncture works are not medically known at this time; it is becoming clear to many researchers that the efficacy of this ancient treatment bears investigation.

Benefits of Acupuncture

The goal of acupuncture is to restore and promote the balance of energy, which flows throughout the body. When a body is in balance, it is able to function they way it is supposed to which will bring restoration and healing. Acupuncture has a wide variety of uses and benefits which include:

Emotional Disorders

  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Digestive Problems

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrom

Neurological Conditions

  • Migraines & Headaches
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Strokes
  • Schizophrenia

Pain

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica

Respiratory Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Sinusitis

Pregancy & Gynecological Conditions

  • PMS
  • Infertility
  • Induce Labor
  • Correction for malposition of fetus
  • Morning Sickness

Chronic Conditions

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis

Other Benefits

  • Boost immune system
  • Reduce Fatigue
  • Help with addictions
  • Improve Sleep
  • Detoxification

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