Acupuncture is a method of supporting the body/mind systems in their own natural healing processes. Having originated in East Asia over 2,000 years ago, modern day acupuncture has established itself as an evidence-based system of safe and effective healthcare. As such, it is currently used in a variety of healthcare contexts. Acupuncture is practiced by some Western medical doctors, veterinarians, chiropractors, and other healthcare professionals to treat people and animals with a wide variety of symptoms and conditions. It is also used by midwives to assist with births, by the U.S. Military to aid in the safe transport of wounded soldiers, and by drug and alcohol support workers to help treat addiction. Globally, there are more than one million healthcare practitioners using acupuncture to ease the suffering and restore the health and well-being of their patients.
How Does Acupuncture Work
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine wires (needles) into specific spots to stimulate the body to heal itself. This traditional method is known to improve the flow of energy, or qi, in the body and is accomplished by balancing, calming, or activating the flow of energy, depending on what is determined by the practitioner. By stimulating specific points on the body with heat, pressure, or very fine needles, acupuncture practitioners are able to restore healthy function, and harmony in the body.
Some Benefits of Acupuncture
- Mood enhancement
- Headache Relief, Migraine Relief
- Sleep Quality Improvement
- Immune System Support
- Energy Boost
- Blood Pressure Control
- Allergy Reduction
- Digestive Support
- Fertility Enhancement
- Relief from neck and back pain
- Relief from Fibromyalgia pain
- Relief of Carpal Tunnel symptoms