Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine.
It is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve general well being. It is effective for physical, psychological and emotional problems. There are different explanations about its origins.
Some believe it originated more than three thousand years ago in the Indus Valley and spread to other oriental countries through Buddhist Monks.
However, the Chinese have nursed it over the ages and brought it to its current level of popularity and scientific acceptance.
The World Health Organization and recently the national Institute of Health have recognized acupuncture as an effective health care system. The FDA has also approved the acupuncture needles and devices recently. Many major medical institutions throughout the world are engaged in acupuncture research, treatment and education.
What conditions are treatable by acupuncture?
- Back Pain
- Muscle Cramping
- Muscle Pain
- Neck Pain
- Common Cold
- Smoking Cessation
- Bladder Dysfunction
- Parkinson's Disease
- Postoperative Pain
- Poor Vision
- Addiction Control
- Athletic Performance
- Blood Pressure
- Chronic Fatigue
- Immune System Tonification
- Stress Reduction
- Abdominal Pain
The main objectives of acupuncture are:
- Relieve pain and other symptoms
- Strengthen thee immune system
- Balance, harmonize, and integrate functions of the organs with each other, making for a unified, healthy person, rather than a collection of fragmented, disharmonious parts
How do the needles work in acupuncture?
Modern theories of acupuncture are based on the laboratory research conducted in the past 40 years. Acupuncture points have been found to have certain electrical properties, and stimulation of these points has been shown to alter the chemical neurotransmitters in the body.
Does it hurt?
Acupuncture needles are fine and flexible, no thicker than a human hair or piece of thread. Deftly inserted into an accupoint by a skilled acupuncturist, the slender needle produces little or no sensation at all.
Are acupuncture needles sterile and safe?
Yes. The government requires acupuncturists to follow strict sterilization procedures. In addition, pre-sterilized acupuncture needles are manufactured, packaged and shipped in sterilized containers to ensure compliance with the law.
Services & Pricing
Acupuncture session duration is between 1 and 1.5 hours