Acupuncture is a very old medical art, that is part of traditional Chinese medicine and has been practiced for over 3000 years. Traditional acupuncture is based on the theory that channels of energy run in regular patterns throughout the body. These channels are known as meridians and the energy is known as Qi. When the flow of energy becomes obstructed in the channels, medical problems can occur. Needling acupuncture points along these meridians help to stimulate the flow of energy and restore balance to the body. This promotes the body’s natural healing abilities, resulting in physical and emotional well-being.
From a scientific point of view, acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals help to decrease pain and trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which help regulate the body.
Medical Acupuncture is performed by physicians who are trained in both modern medicine and acupuncture, enabling their patients to benefit from both ancient healing techniques and western medicine.
Medical Acupuncture works in three different ways:
Acupuncture is extremely helpful in treating medical problems related to tension, stress, and emotional conditions. It is safe and well-tolerated and can accelerate the healing process and boost the immune system. Each acupuncture treatment is specifically tailored to a patient’s needs and can be combined with traditional therapies. Multiple acupuncture treatments are often required in order to obtain maximum effects.