Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most widely practiced forms of medicine in the world. Acupuncture is concerned with the whole person and its beneficial effects are felt on all levels of the body. Acupuncture is especially helpful for allergies, pain relief, immune support, and balancing mind, body and spirit, whether in daily life, seasonally or in times of special need.
Acupuncture uses very ﬁne needles that are inserted into speciﬁc points on the body. These points lie along channels of the body that allow for the free ﬂow of energy. When these channels are blocked, imbalance occurs and illness can result. Acupuncture attempts to clear these channels so energy can ﬂow freely and health can be restored.
Known primarily in the West as a safe and effective method for the treatment of pain. The application of acupuncture is much broader. It can be successfully used to help alleviate disorders of the respiratory, gastrointestinal, or autonomic systems, as well as treat musculoskeletal and psycho-emotional conditions.
What conditions can Acupuncture treat?
While acupuncture is often associated with pain control, in the hands of a well-trained practitioner it has much broader applications. Either on its own or in combination with other treatments, it can promote health and well being, prevent illness and treat a variety of medical conditions.
Acupuncture is effective for (but not limited to) both acute and chronic conditions:
- Low back pain
- Neck Pain
- Musculoskeletal disorders: joint pain, tendonitis, bursitis
- Sports injuries
- Neurological disorders: neuritis, neuropathy, brain injury
- Weight loss
- Digestive disorders: Spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea and gastritis
- Respiratory disorders: sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma and recurrent chest infections
- Urinary, menstrual and reproductive problems
- Emotional conditions: stress, insomnia, depression, anxiety, PTSD