What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that is utilized by alternative and complementary healthcare practitioners; in fact it is the primary form of medicine practiced in China. It is the practice of inserting very thin needles into corresponding pressure points on the body to stimulate a response and encourage the balance and healing of body systems and channels. It stimulates nerves, muscles, and their connective tissues as well. It also increases circulation and immune response.
Does it Hurt?
Although it is being stuck with needles, acupuncture is not as invasive or as uncomfortable as it sounds. The needles are so small and thin they are almost painless – the sensation is on level with a mosquito bite. The needles rarely leave marks or draw blood.
What Conditions are Treated with Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been shown affective in the treatment of: Migraines, Generalized and Localized Pain, Back pain, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Labor Pains, Menstrual Cramps, Nausea, as well as various other complaints and discomforts such as Immune disorders, Depression, and Weight Loss.
What will I Achieve with Acupuncture Therapy?
Successful treatment with Acupuncture therapy will result in a decrease in pain and discomfort as well as a re-energized state of being and total wellness and body balancing. Acupuncture can also help with smoking cessation and depression management.