What is Acupuncture?

The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained, but once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur.

Acupuncture works to “re-program” and restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to free up the Qi energy.

In short, acupuncture stimulates the body’s internal resources to heal itself.

Commonly treated by acupuncture:

  • Pain
  • Headache and migraine
  • Fatigue
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Infertility
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Gynecological disorders (PMS, irregular menstruation, infertility, painful menstruation)
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Addictions (alcohol, tobacco, and drugs)
  • Dermatological disorders (psoriasis, eczema, rashes)
  • Urogenital conditions (interstitial cystitis, UTIs, Bladder infections)
  • Digestive Disorders (IBS, Crohn’s disease, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, GERD)
  • Urogenital conditions (interstitial cystitis, Bladder infections, Enlarged Prostate)
  • High Blood Pressure