What is Acupunture?

Doctor uses needles for treatment of the patient

Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called chi (pronounced “chee”), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians. We believe that illness occurs when something blocks or unbalances your chi. Acupuncture is a way to unblock or influence chi and help it flow back into balance.

Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of very fine needles into specific points on the body.  This process stimulates the movement of energy within the body, allowing natural healing to take place and helps to prevent illness by improving the overall functioning of the body’s immune and organ systems. These points are selected based on years of training acupuncturists receive based on over 3,000 years of experience in China.

Acupuncture is helpful for:

  • Treating existing illnesses and injuries
  • Preventing both recurrences of illnesses and new illness
  • Improving overall health

Acupuncture works by providing highly, oxygenated blood. Acupuncture triggers the release of the body’s internal chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins, which have pain-relieving properties.