Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient method of health restoration developed in China more than 4000 years ago. Modern practice involves inserting very fine needles into specific points to restore balance, alleviate pain, and increase circulation of blood, fluids and qi (chee). Acupuncture is also used to relax and harmonize the body during times of psycho-emotional stress. It is painless, safe, and effective for treating pain and discomfort of any kind.

Modern research has determined that acupuncture has the effect of increasing circulation, increasing the body’s ability to repair damaged tissue, regulate blood pressure, and release endorphins and opiods, the body’s natural pain killers.

This ancient therapy has become increasingly popular in America because of its ability to treat a wide range of illness without side effects. In the 1970’s acupuncture was first accepted by American doctors when doctors visiting China observed surgery being performed with a patient totally awake and pain free with no other anesthesia than acupuncture needles hooked up to an electrical stimulator. Since then, the World Health Organization and the National Institutes for Health have endorsed acupuncture as an effective therapy for over 40 diseases. We treat many conditions including digestive disorders, reproductive and gynecological issues, addictions, allergies, asthma, insomnia, and a wide range of pain disorders.

When acupuncture is performed by a fully trained practitioner it is a painless, safe, and effective therapy for almost any complaint. Acupuncture should only be performed by licensed acupuncturists. Fully licensed acupuncturists who are NCCAOM certified have taken a minimum of 2,625 hours of coursework and clinical training. Ask your acupuncturist if they are NCCAOM certified.