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Acupuncture

Surprisingly, the most effective new development in North American Health Care is several thousand years old – acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a complete medical system that is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. It is effective for physical, psychological and emotional problems.

Acupuncture originated in China more than 3,000 years ago and due to its proven effectiveness, has been embraced throughout the world.

How Acupuncture Works

Recently, science has determined that human beings are complex bioelectric systems. This understanding has been the foundation of acupuncture practice for several thousand years.

Energy circulates throughout the body along well-defined pathways. Points on the skin along these pathways are energetically connected to specific organs, body structures and systems. If this energy circulation is disrupted, optimum function is affected and this results in pain or illness. Acupuncture points are stimulated to balance the circulation of energy, which influences the health of the entire being.

Types of Treatment

Treatment with acupuncture needles is the most commonly used technique. However, acupuncturists may utilize other forms of treatment such as moxibustion (a form of heat therapy) and a variety of massage and movement techniques. They may also recommend dietary modifications, herbal prescriptions and specific therapeutic exercises.

Benefits

Since acupuncture promotes the body’s natural healing ability, most conditions can be corrected or improved. Also, acupuncture is a comprehensive system of preventative health care and maintenance. The effectiveness of acupuncture is well documented and extends far beyond the conception that it is only useful for chronic pain management or as an analgesic. Many athletes have discovered that acupuncture treatment helps them to achieve optimum performance levels. Recently, acupuncture detoxification treatments have been recognized as a valid form of therapy for chemical dependency problems. Throughout its long history, acupuncture has established a solid reputation as a system of health care that works.

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Allergies/Asthma
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Arthritis/Joint problems
  • Back pain
  • Bladder/Kidney problems
  • Childhood illnesses
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Colds/Flu
  • Dizziness
  • Drug addiction/Smoking
  • Fatigue
  • Gynecological disorders
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Health maintenance
  • Heart problems/Palpitations
  • High blood pressure
  • Immune system deficiency
  • Infertility
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain/Stiffness
  • Pre-menstrual Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Shoulder pain
  • Skin problems
  • Stress/Tension
  • Tendonitis
  • Vision problems
  • And many more commonly treated conditions