Acupuncture literally means ‘needle piercing’, the practice of inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points in the body (called acupoints) for therapeutic purposes. These acupoints have been mapped by the Chinese over a period of two thousand years. Recently, electromagnetic research has confirmed their locations. The acupoints are stimulated to balance the movement of Energy (Qi) in the body to restore health.

Acupuncture is a modality that utilizes natural laws and energy with the application of needles or pressure to specific points on the body. By stimulating these points, blocked energy is released and regulated and health is then restored. Studies indicate that acupuncture influences the central and peripheral nervous systems. Evidence shows that endorphins are released from the brain. This makes acupuncture particularly effective in pain control.

Acupuncture works with the body, harmonizing and balancing Energy (Qi). It allows the body to heal itself quickly and completely. Acupuncture helps to reduce muscle spasm, pain and swelling as well as increase circulation, neural and energy flow. In the past 40 years acupuncture has become a well-known, reasonably available treatment in developed and developing countries. Acupuncture is used to regulate or correct the flow of qi to restore health.
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