Acupuncture consists of the insertion of very thin, sterile needles into specific areas of the body to trigger the desired response.
Modern research has shown that acupuncture can:
- decrease pain
- relieve muscle spasm
- increase circulation
- increase the body’s immune response
- increase range of motion
- increase fertility
- decrease anxiety and stress
- and many others
Most people are aware of acupuncture being used in the treatment of pain but many do not know that it is one branch of a complete time tested healthcare system called Traditional Chinese Medicine. The other branches include Herbal Medicine, Exercise, Bodywork and Nutrition. Most often acupuncture is used in the treatment of physical complaints like injuries but in order to attain truly radiant health we may also prescribe specific herbal formulas, breathing or physical exercises, and advice on nutrition so you can positively affect your health when you are away from the clinic.
The fact that Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine has been in continual use for thousands of years all over the world is a testament to it’s worth.
“Acupuncture has been in practice for 2,000 to 5,000 years. It is no more experimental as a mode of medical treatment than is the Chinese language as a mode of communication.”
–United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Andrews v. Ballard, 1980