What Acupuncture is.
How Acupuncture works.
What Acupuncture can treat.

What Acupuncture is.

Acupuncture is a primary health care modality which has been practiced n China and other parts of the world for over 2,500 years. Currently, it is one of the fastest growing health care alternatives in the United States. As western physicians, medical researchers, and the public experience it, acupuncture continues to gain world-wide use in treating an assortment of ailments and disease.

Treatment involves placing acupuncture needles at various points throughout the body in order to stimulate Qi (the energy of life).

How Acupuncture works.

By treating the human body as a whole, and not as isolated symptoms, acupuncturists discern a pattern of disharmony, imbalance and stagnancy. In Eastern thought, Qi is the essence of life, the energy which reverberates from all living things. When this flow is stagnate or somehow compromised, the result is pain, illness, and injury. By stimulating appropriate acupuncture points, which are grouped along specific meridians (pathways), energy can be released, revitalized and regulated.

Studies indicate that acupuncture influences the central and peripheral nervous systems by releasing endorphins from the brain. This makes acupuncture particularly effective in pain control. Additionally, acupuncture affects cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in the blood, the functioning of the gastrointestinal system, the activity of the endocrine system and a host of other biochemical factors.

Acupuncture improves circulation, strengthens your physical body, and allows the body to heal itself more quickly, more naturally, and more completely.

What Acupuncture can treat.

Headache, migraine, neuralgia (nerve pain) post-operaton pain, stroke residuals, parkinson's disease, facial pain

Back problems, localized traumatic injuries, sprains, strains, sports injuries, arthritis, disk problems, sciatica

Abdominal pain, bloating, chronic diarrhea, indigestion, constipation

Tired eyes, tinnitus (high pitched ringing in the ears), toothache

Sinusitis, common cold, bronchitis, allergy (hay fever), asthma

Impotence, PMS, cramps, menopause syndromes

Traumas, hypertension, insomnia, depression, anxiety, nervousness, neurosis

Increased vitality and energy, stress reduction, deep relaxation, relief from alcohol, smoking, drug and other additctions, enhanced athletic and physical function, pain control, relieves angina (heart pain), stabilizes the immune system

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