What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Acupuncture and how it works.
Acupuncture is the use of ultra fine needles inserted into specific points on the body. Each point on the body stimulates the body's natural ability to heal by eliciting different responses in the brain via neurotransmitters.
Does AcuPuncture Hurt?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for over 2,000 years. It is a complementary medicine that is made up of many different components including acupuncture, cupping therapy, herbal prescriptions, gua sha, tui na, dietary therapy, and exercise. It focuses on a mind-body-spirit-connection and assists the body in the healing process for a wide variety of conditions.
We use a specific diagnostic process to help determine the underlying cause of health issues. We then focus our treatment plan on treating the root AND the symptom(s) the patient is experiencing.
Acupuncture needles are as thin as a strand of hair which means most people don’t even feel them being inserted into the skin!
IS aCUpuncture safe?
Acupuncture is extremely safe when it is performed by a registered acupuncturist. We are specifically trained for years to ensure our patients' safety. The needles are pre-sterilized and single use only. The treatments are drug-free and patients do not have to worry about having an adverse reaction.
What Conditions Does Acupuncture Treat?
According to the World Health Organization acupuncture is used to successfully treat the following conditions:
Neuromuscular conditions (such as arthritis, neuralgia, fibromyalgia)
Cardiovascular disorders (such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, anemia)
Emotional & Psychological Disorders (depression, anxiety, stress reduction)
Gastrointestinal Conditions (IBS, nausea, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, ulcers, gastritis)
Headaches & Migraines
Women & Men’s Reproductive Health
Post stroke recovery & Cancer care