Acupuncture Overview 

 

Acupuncture is an ancient and natural alternative to pain medications.

Acupuncture originated as early as 3000 years ago and it is the most well-known of the Traditional Chinese Medicines. Acupuncture is safe, effective and has no side effects. Many patients are attracted to Acupuncture because they are seeking alternative pain treatment other than modern drugs. Holistic treatment plans for pain can include Acupuncture along with Chiropractic and Massage Therapy.

Over 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body connect with 14 major pathways. Fine needles are gently inserted into specific points on the body to conduct energy throughout the body. This process stimulates unblocked movement of energy within the body so natural healing can take place.

Qi is the energy regulating the body’s physical, mental and emotional balance. Disruption of your body’s Qi can result in pain and disease. These energy disruptions are generally caused by poor health, illness or injury. Acupuncture treatment promotes the normal flow of energy supporting the body’s ability to heal itself naturally. This can provide much needed pain relief for patients reducing their dependence on prescription drugs.

Acupuncture promotes natural healing by:
- Altering body chemicals and stimulating natural painkillers.
- Unblocking nervous system energy with reflex responses.
- Restoring the body's natural electromagnetic field.

 Are you worried Acupuncture needles will be painful? Most patients that share your concern have a positive experience and feel less anxiety after their first appointment. Typically patients may feel a slight pinching sensation initially but no pain once the needle is in place. Once the needle is in position you might feel warmth, tingling or numbness where the needle was placed or in different parts of your body.