Acupuncture

Acupuncture, with a history of 2500 years, has been recognized to help treat medical problems, prevent diseases, promote individual's health, and maintain well-being. 

According to Eastern medical theory, the human body has internal pathways, named meridians or channels, through which vital energy (Qi) of the individual flows. When there is excess, deficiency or obstruction of this energy flow, the body experiences pain or dysfunction. 

Acupuncture, one of the most widely practiced treatments, follows the eastern medical theory. Acupuncture restores the balance of energy flow through inserting fine needles directly into the specific points of the meridians that will be different depending on the symptoms to be treated. This subtle yet profound intervention not only treats symptoms, but also often results in clients experiencing renewed energy. 

Acupuncture can treat many chronic and acute medical conditions by itself, and accompaniment with western medication is often synergetic in effects. 

How Does Acupuncture Work in Western Medical Perspective?

Clinical studies document the benefits of acupuncture, but Western medicine is yet to fully explain how acupuncture works. it is proposed that acupuncture produces its effects by moderating the nervous system, aiding the activites of biochemical substances such as endorphins, neurotransmitters and enhancing immune system as well as self-regulating system.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

In general, acupunture is a safe treatment when executed by a licensed acupuncturist. There is little risk of infection. Our clinic uses sterilized disposible needles. 

What Conditions can Acupuncture Treat?

World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture to have a positive effect in treating over 43 common disorders, including, but not limited to:

  • Acute and chronic pain

  • Musculoskeletal disorders: back, neck, shoulder, knee ankle sprains, and all join pain

  • Neurological disorders: headache, migraine, post stroke symptoms, trigeminal neuralgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and neuropathy

  • Gastrointestinal disorders: constipation/diarrhea, indigestion, IBD, hemorrhoids

  • Respiratory disorders: common cold, sinusitis, seasonal allergies, bronchitis, asthma, rhinitis 

  • Gynecological disorders: PMS, irregular menstruation, fertility enhancement, menopause syndrome

  • Cardiovascular: circulatory problems, hypertention

  • Emotional disorders: depression, stress, anxiety, insomnia

  • Skin disorder

  • Weight reduction

  • Cosmetic: reducing wrinkles, firming skin, improving skin tone and fine lines