One of the most well-known healthcare techniques worldwide, Acupuncture is a component of ancient Chinese medicine that originated more than 5,000 years ago. It is a safe, popular and effective treatment used for a variety of ailments and in the natural prevention of chronic disease. Since 1997, it has been recognized by the FDA as a distinct medical therapy and is endorsed by the National Institute of Health.
Acupuncture has been used for a variety of problems including:
- Acute and chronic pain due to injury and illness
- Seasonal allergies
- Sinusitis and rhinitis
- Premenstrual (PMS) and menopausal symptoms
- Women’s health
The science and art of Acupuncture involves the placing of needles into specific points along the meridians of the body to influence and restore the balance of “Qi,” the body’s vital energy. This process stimulates the body’s natural release of pain-relieving endorphins and influences neurotransmitter activity, regulating the way nerve impulses get transmitted to the brain. Your first session typically lasts about an hour and includes a thorough evaluation of your symptoms, health history and goals for treatment. Follow-up visits are 30-45 minutes. Treatment sessions may also include a combination of Acupuncture with massage therapy, trigger point work and Chiropractic care.