Acupuncture involves the insertion and manipulation of very small, sterile needles into the soft tissue. It decreases pain and inflammation by encouraging a central release of hormones into the body and promotes a local healing effect. Acupuncture is a very safe, low risk form of treatment that is surprisingly comfortable.
Common Conditions Treated with Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of Traditional Chinese Medicine that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture may, it has been theorized, correct imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the skin.