What is Acupuncture?
For over 5000 years, people in East Asia have relied on Traditional Oriental Medicine as their primary healing system. According to the medical philosophy there is a vital life energy that courses through our body. The ancient Chinese called it “Qi.” Qi can be stimulated by dozens of channels (also called meridians) that connect hundreds of acupuncture points. These points have specific and powerful effects on many organs, muscles, the nervous system, and various other functions of the body, including the mind and spirit.
When the balance of this energy is disturbed due to trauma, poor diet, medications, stress, environmental factors, or excessive emotional factors, pain or illness will result. Acupuncture focuses on correcting these imbalances, which stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
By the gentle insertion of ultra-fine, one-time-use, sterilize needles, a skilled acupuncturist can direct the flow of Qi to strengthen the body’s ability to heal itself.
By regulating hormone levels and the nervous system, this brings the body back into balance. Modern research has confirmed that Acupuncture has a strong affect on stimulating endorphins, serotonin, cortisol, ACTH, and other powerful neurotransmitters that our body naturally produces in order to heal disease and maintain a healthy state. Acupuncture is usually painless and can stimulate profound feelings of relaxation and well-being.