Acupuncture practioners recognize that there is a vital energy, called Qi (pronounced “chee”), circulating within the body. Qi flows through a series of pathways called meridians that connect to all the major organs, tissues, muscles, and glands in the body. If the Qi is flowing correctly in all the meridians of the body then you experience health and vitality. When Qi is not flowing correctly then the body experiences problems. A persons’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity, and balance of this vital energy, Qi.
By placing fine, sterile needles at specific acupuncture points on the body, we help activate the body’s Qi and promote natural healing. Acupuncture enhances the body’s recuperative power, immunity, physical and emotional health. It can also improve overall function and well-being. Acupuncture can treat many different health problems including pain, infertility and addiction just to name a few. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.
Studies throughout the U.S. show that acupuncture treatment can help relieve chronic low back pain, dental pain, migraine headaches and fibromyalgia and more. Acupuncture treatment involves a comprehensive health history assessment related to the pain or disorder from patients. We encourage our patients to ask questions and learn more about the treatment they are provided and the benefits thereof.
Acupuncture needles are normally left in the treated skin area for 10-20 minutes but no longer than 60 minutes before removal. Acute symptoms may require between 2 or 4 treatments while chronic cases, as many as 12 treatments is recommended usually over the course of several weeks in addition to preventative measures to boost immunity, improve overall energy and decrease stress.