acupuncture modelAcupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture began to become better known in the United States in 1971, when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in China used needles to ease his pain after surgery.

How does acupuncture work?
In traditional Chinese medicine, there exists meridian system through human body and more than 360 acupoints are located at these meridians. Qi, or a stream of energy, flows through these meridians and acupoints to support tissue, muscles and organs. When the Qi is obstructed in certain critical points, or acupoints, the function of tissue, muscles and organs will be impaired.

By inserting acupuncture needles into acupoints helps the release of Qi flow and corrects Qi imbalances at the organ level to improve your energy and internal processing.

What can acupuncture help with?
Colds and flus, bronchitis, allergies, hypertension, ringing in the ears, knee weakness, hemorrhoids, joint pain, arthritis, gout, stress reactions, weight gain/loss, shingles, emotional issues, indigestion, heartburn, stomach aches, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, insomnia, menstrual cramps, irregular menses, pelvic infections, hot flashes, PMS, headaches, migraines, and much more.

When do I seek out an acupuncturist?
At the first sign of any condition.