What is Acupuncture?

Are you feeling run down? Experiencing pain or disease? Acupuncture could be the answer to improving your health. Dating back over 2,000 years, this form of Chinese medicine has been enhancing health for many generations. With the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain by realigning energy meridians.

This technique is used to balance the flow of energy or life force that flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, energy flow will re-balance. This treatment also stimulates nerves, muscles and connective tissues, boosting your body’s natural painkillers and increases blood flow.

Acupuncture realigns energy meridians, decreases pain, and improves overall health!

As traditional Chinese medicine, this treatment is used mainly to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Fatigue and Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Jaw or Dental pain
  • Fibromyalgia, Muscle Spasms, or Muscle Weakness
  • Headaches, including tension and migraine headaches
  • Pregnancy & Labor pains
  • Low back, Neck pain, or other muscle pain
  • Joint Pain & Arthritis
  • Hormonal Imbalances & Menstrual problems
  • Intestinal irritability & Disorders

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture rarely ‘hurts’. The most that people experience is a dull ache around the base of the inserted needle, or a slight tingling feeling when the needle is inserted. Points at the extremities, like toe or finger ends, can sometimes be a little sharp, but the sensation is usually brief.

If someone experiences real pain it suggests one of three things: the needle has been inserted into a nerve and has been left causing discomfort; the practitioner is incompetent; or the patient is extremely sensitive. If it is the latter acupuncture treatment is not for them. There are a few prospective patients who find the experience genuinely uncomfortable, and we advise them to try acupressure or shiatsu. If the needle has caught a nerve it is unlikely to be a repeatable experience. If the practitioner is incompetent, that might be the cause, although in modern times the use of guide tubes with needles means that it is very difficult to put a needle into without the requisite sensitivity. In fact, acupuncture is one of the most relaxing treatments you can get.

Schedule your appointment today for realigning your energy meridians, decreasing pain, and improving your overall health. Let us help you achieve and maintain optimal health!

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