About Acupuncture

Acupuncture, the oldest medical procedure in the world, has been practiced in China for approximately 5,000 years, and due to its effectiveness has been embraced throughout the western world.

Energy or “Qi” circulates throughout the body along well-defined pathways. It includes all the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical aspects of life.

A person’s health is influenced by the flow of Qi in the body. If the flow is interrupted, insufficient, or excessive, optimum function is affected,, and pain and illness may occur.

Points on the skin along these pathways are energetically connected to specific organs, systems and body structures. Acupuncture, the gentle insertion and stimulation of hair-thin, disposable needles at strategic points, balances the circulation of energy and influences the health of the entire being.

People who are unfamiliar with acupuncture soon discover that the treatment is quite pleasurable. Acupuncture has been proven to stimulate the release of opiate-like hormones and normally induces a deep state of relaxation, balance and healing.