Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body.

It's primarily used to relieve pain but also has been used to treat other conditions. In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) documented and publicized acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions. Acupuncture is now covered by many insurance policies and is used most broadly to relieve pain.

Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites-commonly referred to as acupuncture points or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.

 

Acupuncture can help:

  • Anxiety

  • Fertility

  • Digestive disorders

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches

  • Stress

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Myofascial pain syndrome

  • Soft tissue strains or injuries

  • Sports injuries

  • Carpal tunnel

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Tennis elbow

  • Addiction

  • Dental pain

  • Morning sickness

  • Stroke

  • Hypertension

  • Hypotension

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Asthma

  • And much more

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