Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the insertion of one or more ultra-thin needles into very specific points on the body for therapeutic purposes. Acupuncture is essentially painless because the needles are so thin that they simply part the skin tissue, rather than cut through it like hypodermic needles.

The beneficial effects of acupuncture are related to its ability to help correct abnormal activity in the body’s nervous system. Needling acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals and hormones in the muscles, spinal cord and brain. These chemicals and hormones act to decrease pain and stimulate the body’s natural healing process.

Acupuncture has been utilized for centuries and has been well studied in recent scientific literature. Acupuncture has been scientifically shown to:

  • Decrease Pain and Inflammation
  • Improve Blood Flow and Nerve Conduction
  • Deactivate Trigger Points in Muscles
  • Promote Tissue Healing
  • Reduce Stress and Anxiety
  • Help Control Addictions

Acupuncture is endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an effective form of therapy for many symptoms and conditions including,

  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Dental Pain and Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Muscles Strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neuralgias
  • Nausea, Vomiting and Morning sickness
  • Stress and Insomnia
  • Addictions (Smoking cessation)