Acupuncture

What does Acupuncture treat?

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment in over 40 health conditions, acute and chronic:

  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Bronchitis
  • Chemical Dependencies
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Facial Palsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypertension
  • IBS
  • Indigestion
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Liver Disorders
  • Menopausal Syndrome
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Migraines
  • Neck/Shoulder/Back Pain
  • Oncology Support
  • PMS
  • Sciatica
  • Sinusitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tension Headache
  • Weight Management

The Benefits of Acupuncture

  • Very few side effects
  • Successful in treating both acute and chronic conditions
  • Relieves stress and promotes vitality
  • Safe and effective alternative to pain medication
  • Does not interfere with western medications or therapies
  • Effective in treating different types of pain

How does it feel?

Acupuncture needles are hair-thin, solid and disposable.  The sensation is described differently by each patient but most will say there is little to no pain upon insertion. Qi, or vital energy, can feel deep and dull or it can radiate along channels.  In either case, acupuncture is a relatively pain-free practice. Western research has found that acupuncture needles increase the patient’s levels of serotonin, dopamine and endorphins, which relax the body and sedate the mind. After a treatment, some will feel energized and some will feel relaxed.