Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles in your skin at strategic points on your body. Acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago, but over the past three decades its popularity has grown significantly within the United States.
Traditional Chinese theory explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force – known as qi or chi (chee) – believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation appears to boost the activity of your body’s natural painkillers and increase blood flow.
Why it’s done
You may try acupuncture for symptomatic relief of a variety of diseases and conditions, including:
- Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
- Labor pain
- Low back pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Postoperative dental pain
- Tennis elbow
- Auto immune problems
- Knee pain
- Plantar fascitis
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Hip pain
- Sciatic Pain
Not Sure of Needles? No problem! We also offer electrical acupuncture therapy which has no penetration of the skin.
Contact us, to schedule your 15 minute consultation to see if acupuncture or chiropractic may help you, please call us.