acupuncture

 

 Acupuncture is a holistic medicine with over 3000 years of history . With it's origions rooted in China, acupuncture is a safe, natural and effective therapy that treats not only the symptoms you experience, but also the underlying cause for those symptoms.

 

Traditional Chinese Medical (TCM)  theory states that the body consistes of many pathways of energy also known as meridians, the energy that travels within is known as Qi  (pronounced as "chee"). Health is reflected when the qi is flowing smoothly throughout the entire meridian system. If there is a blockage of qi, signs and symptoms 

such as pain, swelling, discoloration will show up. A persons overall health is heavily influenced by the quanity, quality and balance of qi.

 

Acupuncture points are selected specific to each individuals needs. Acupuncture is administered by the

insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific points along the meridians to correct imbalances and the

obstruction of qi, encouraging your body to heal naturally.

 

Patients commonly ask, "How many sessions will it take?"  The answer is different for everyone. A general rule of thumb is that chronic, long term illness may take months of regular treatment and acute illness or recent injury may take just a few sessions. However, it is not uncommon to see even chronic pain dissapate quickly,

 

In addition to acupuncture other modalities such as cupping, moxibustion, or tuina (Chinese massage) may be necesscary to enhance healing. Even if your symptoms have been resolved, regular acupuncture treatments can help maintain your body's balance and prevent future disease.