Acupuncture has been an integral part of Chinese medicine for over 4000 years. Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine believe that Energy, or Qi, flows along specific channels in the body. Needles are inserted at special points on these channels to change the function of the body.
Acupuncture causes the body to release natural pain relievers and other substances which can relax muscles and promote healing. Acupuncture is very effective for treating injuries through stimulation of the nervous system and immune system.
Acupuncture needles are much smaller than those used to give medication, so there is minimal discomfort with treatment. Most people find it very relaxing. For those who have a phobia of needles, needle-free laser acupuncture is available.
Acupuncture is very effective for a variety of conditions, such as strains, sprains, arthritis, headache, neck pain, back pain, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel, tennis and golfer’s elbiow, and TMJ problems. It can also be used for fibromyalgia, menstrual pain, irritable bowel, and smoking cessation.