Acupuncture is an integral part of an alternative and holistic medicine called Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Acupuncture needles are inserted into points on the body that have been used to treat disease for thousands of years. These points have actions that were described in texts in ancient China and are used effectively in treating current symptoms of disharmony or disease. The Acupuncture points are chosen according to a diagnosis by a Licensed Acupuncturist.
The needles are chosen for the length and thickness appropriate for the body area being treated. Needles are inserted into points located on the body by measuring distance between anatomical locations. The needles are inserted into the tissue at a predetermined depth, measured by the needle length and guided by body location.
When an acupuncture needle is inserted at a point, energy moves. The points connect channels that act like conduits for Qi or energy to flow. By inserting needles, heating the point with herbs or massaging the point, we achieve Qi flow. When energy flows, healing occurs. Pain is stuck energy. Simply put, achieving Qi flow will move the stuck energy and relieve pain. Continual treatment will encourage the body to regain a sense of renewed health in a balanced way.