acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has it’s origins in traditional Chinese medicine, which assess disease as a process of imbalances in the bodies “qi” or energy distribution. For instance, a lack of Qi causes fatigue, while stagnant qi can cause pain. During an acupuncture session, very small needles are inserted into the body at specific Acupuncture points, which are distributed along “meridians” like gas stations along an energy highway. The needles release, increase and rebalance Qi, in order to decrease physical and mental discomfort and establish well-being.

Who is Acupuncture for

Research has shown that Acupuncture is successful in treating a multitude of conditions –

  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches, sprains strains, low back pain
  • Digestive problems from constipation to diarrhea, IBS and abdominal pain
  • Fe/male problems, like irregular or painful menstruation, PCOS, fertility support
  • Colds and flues
  • Troubling moods like depression and anxiety
  • Sleep issues

Furthermore, acupuncture can be used safely in conjunction with your prescription medication or supplements – which is especially helpful if taking more medication is undesirable or not an option. Acupuncture can also be used cautiously during pregnancy and for children of 9 years or older.