Acupuncture is an energetic medicine that has been used for more than 5,000 years to promote body/mind balance by harmonizing yin and yang. This encourages the smooth flow of Qi, our bodies’ natural energy, throughout. An acupuncture treatment consists of the gentle insertion of fine, sterile, disposable needles into specific points near the surface of the body that regulate the flow of Qi (pronounced “chi”). These points generally relate to one of the 20 meridians. When needled, these points can regulate the way in which the body functions.
Each point has specific as well as general functions based on its associated meridian or organ and its location. Where there is injury, discomfort, or illness, there is a blockage or problem with Qi. The insertion of the needle, which most patients discover to be painless, attracts the body’s attention, clears the obstructions, and naturally invigorates the healing process by restoring the proper harmony of yin and yang in the body.
In Western medical terminology, acupuncture causes physiological changes in the body. Hormone and neurotransmitter secretion can be controlled through acupuncture. Additionally, acupuncture effectively targets and increases blood flow to specific parts of the body, providing the nourishment required for restoring our natural state of wellness.
Conditions Treated by Acupuncture
Acupuncture has the incredible ability to heal, replenish and prevent future ailments. Some of the specific conditions acupuncture can address include:
Musculoskeletal: sprains, pain, repetitive strain injuries, fibromyalgia, arthritis and sciatica.
Gynecological: menstruation problems, fibroids, PMS, infertility, pregnancy and post-natal disorders.
Emotional: stress, insomnia, depression, irritability and anxiety.
Immune: chronic fatigue and immune deficiencies.
Gastrointestinal: acid reflux, indigestion, nausea, diarrhea and constipation.
Other: headaches, migraines, fatigue, addiction.
We offer acupuncture for many different conditions and specialize in fertility.