What is Acupuncture?
Originating in China about 5,000 years ago, Acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced medial system in the world. Outside of China, in other parts of Asia, Europe and South America acupuncture has been used for about 200 years. In the U.S. acupuncture has been available since 1972 when an aide of President Nixon was successfully treated in China. The fundamental principles of acupuncture are to treat the person as an integrated whole in body, mind and spirit and to remedy the root cause of illness and disease, not only the symptoms.
Although well known in the U.S. for pain relief, acupuncture is effective for a wide variety of problems. It has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations and the National Institutes of Health. These bodies have declared acupuncture an effective treatment for the following conditions:
- Weight Loss
- Carpal Tunnel
- Stress, Depression, Anxiety
- Digestive Problems (nausea, irritable bowel, etc.)
- Ear Problems (ringing, earaches)
- Infections, Cold, Flu
- Menstrual & Female Disorders
- Muscle & Joint Pain (tendonitis, bursitis, sprains)
- Respiratory Disorders (Sinusitis, Asthma)
- Smoking Cessation
- Urinary Problems and more...
Why Do I Need Acupuncture?
If you suffer from chronic pain or persistent health issues then acupuncture for pain relief is a great alternative or complement to conventional medicine. One of the many benefits of acupuncture is that it can be undertaken at the same time that other treatment modalities and medications are being used. It is easily integrated into and used with conventional medicine.
Acupuncture treats your body as a whole rather than as a symptom. Quit treating your symptoms and start healing yourself. If your body feels out of balance, you lack energy, feel stressed all the time, or suffer from mental or physical pain, then acupuncture for health can help you regain balance and an overall sense of well-being.