What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old practice based on Eastern medicine’s energetic model of the human body (Western medicine uses the biochemical model).
Acupuncture promotes the proper balance and flow of qi, the vital energy behind all life forms and processes. Acupuncture involves the insertion of sterile, disposable needles to relieve pain, help with balancing hormones, improve immune system function, speed recovery following athletic events, ease nausea following cancer treatments, and many more. The acupuncture needles are very fine — usually about the diameter of a human hair.
Acupuncture can help treat the following conditions and more:
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Symptoms of MS such as neuropathy
- Digestive complaints such as constipation, diarrhea, and heartburn
- Sinus conditions
- Numbness and tingling
- Stress and anxiety
- Poor circulation
- TMJ or TMD pain
- Lower back, neck, shoulder, arm, and leg pain
Typically, there is no pain or discomfort involved with acupuncture. The process is generally very relaxing. Many people even fall asleep during treatment.