Meridians

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the therapeutic insertion of thin, filiform needles into specific acupuncture points throughout the body. According to Traditional Oriental Medical theory, these points are located on meridians along which Qi (or vital energy) flows. This natural flow can be easily disrupted by disease, trauma, or emotional stress, and may result in pain, discomfort, or ill health. When this happens, the insertion of a needle into the appropriate acupuncture point can augment and redirect the Qi to restore the body's natural balance.

In western medicine, acupuncture points correspond to regions of high enervation and muscle group concentration. Acupuncture has been shown in research studies to promote nerve tissue regeneration and endorphin release. It enhances immunity, removes inflammation, and improves overall body function. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to treat a wide variety of problems. In our clinic we use only disposable needles, and we are extremely strict in maintaining the highest of hygenic standards.

Although the exact physiological mechanism by which acupuncture works still remains elusive, what is clear is that acupuncture patients have been experiencing relief of their symptoms for thousands of years. In the present day, acupuncture is utilized by almost all professional sports teams, and a growing population of doctors view acupuncture as a viable alternative to surgery in many cases.

Contact us to see if acupuncture is right for you.