Acupuncture Treatment

Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique that originated in China thousands of years ago. The theory upon which acupuncture is based acknowledges the balance of yin and yang energy within the body. Just as Western Medicine has mapped out how the nerves and blood flow throughout the body, Traditional Chinese Medicine has mapped out how energy, or chi, flows throughout the body through specific channels called meridians. Dysfunctions or diseases result when there is an excess of chi, a deficiency of chi, or an actual blockage of chi. Treatment of this imbalance of energy, or chi, can be done by accessing the chi, in these meridians, at specific points, known as acupuncture points. Needles, which are sterilized and used only once, are inserted at designated acupuncture points in order to normalize the flow of chi in that meridian with the result in an improvement in symptoms.

Though acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of diseases, in North America, much success has been achieved by using acupuncture for the treatment of numerous pain syndromes. Conditions such as back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder syndrome, whiplash, headaches, TMJ problems, neck pain, all joint pains and arthritis, fibromyalgia, etc. will often respond favorably to the treatment.

What Acupuncture Treats

(This is by no means a complete list. Feel free to ask us about any conditions you may have.)

  • Acute & Chronic Pain
  • Headache & Migraine
  • Muscles, Joints Pain, Numbness & Arthritis
  • Neck, Shoulder, Back Pain & Sciatica
  • Car & Sports Injuries
  • Rehabilitation after Stroke, Accident and Surgery Procedures
  • Skin Problems
  • Allergies, Sinusitis & Asthma
  • PMS, Menstrual Problems, Menopause & Infertility
  • Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Emotional Problems
  • Chronic Fatigue, Low Energy & Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Diarrhea, Constipation, Indigestion & Peptic Ulcers, Stomach Disorders
  • Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol
  • Adjunctive Cancer Care, Side Effects of Chemotherapy & Radiation
  • Impotence & Sexual dysfunction
  • Addictions to Alcohol, Nicotine, or Drugs
  • Weight Loss, Cellulite Reduction
  • Anti-aging

Twelve Main Meridians

The 12 meridians are separated into Yin and Yang, with various meridians on the legs and arms. Each meridian represents a biological function in the body and thus may not be anatomically placed.

  • Lung
  • Large Intestine
  • Stomach
  • Spleen
  • Heart
  • Small Intestine
  • Urinary Bladder
  • Kidney
  • Pericardium
  • Triple Warmer
  • Gall Bladder
  • Liver

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture pain management brings both physical and emotional relief to those suffering from both acute and chronic discomfort as it is best known for controlling pain. It has also been helpful for those in drug rehab facilities, bulimia centers, anorexia treatment facilities, and for those seeking help with various psychological disorders. Mental clarity is another benefit of the treatment. This is because acupuncture helps to balance the body’s natural flow of energy.
Can acupuncture benefit healthy people? Many people use acupuncture in order to prevent illness. It is also used as a way of keeping the immune system healthy.

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