Acupuncture is based on an ancient Oriental healing practice that has been in use for thousands of years. Ancient practitioners of acupuncture held the belief that energy in the body flowed along meridians between specific acupoints. This energy flow is referred to as qi (pronounced “chee”). When the flow of energy through qi is interrupted, pain and illness are the result.
Our acupuncturist practices a modern form of the ancient health remedy that uses similar principles. Very fine sterile needles are placed into the skin at very specific points on the body. The needles are used to stimulate muscles, blood flow, and nerve endings. The purpose of an acupuncture treatment is to restore the proper flow of qi.
Acupuncture is virtually painless. Even those afraid of needles have very good experiences with acupuncture treatments. Modern acupuncture needles are extremely thin, even more delicate than a cat’s whisker.
How Can Acupuncture Help?
Acupuncture can be an aid to healing and improved health in a number of ways. Here are just a few of the benefits:
- Increased blood flow
- Stimulation of nerve endings
- Decreased inflammation
- Increased release of energy-inducing endorphins
- Pain relief
- Accelerated healing process
Acupuncture can help with numerous conditions, including and not limited to:
- Chronic pain
- Stress and anxiety
- Smoking cessation
- Sinus congestion
- Hormonal imbalances
- And much more …
We combine acupuncture with the other elements of your chiropractic care plan in order to give you the most optimal route to a healthier and more active lifestyle.