Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. The basis of Acupuncture is that the body has an energy force within it known as Qi (pronounced Chee). Qi travels through the body along special pathways known as Meridians. These pathways can become obstructed, deficient, or excessive. This creates an irregular energy flow in the body, causing illness and pain. Acupuncture effectively reduces inflammation that causes pain and improves Qi and blood circulation to promote healing and maintain good health.
Acupuncture itself is the insertion of very fine, sterile, steel needles into specific points along these meridians. The effect of the needles is to restore the balance of the patient's energy, thereby improving health. Insertion of the needles goes unnoticed to some, while others may feel a slight pinch followed by a warm or dull sensation. Our clinic uses only disposable acupuncture needles and they are appropriately disposed of after each treatment.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of health conditions: