Ancient medicine that packs a punch
Acupuncture is part of an ancient Chinese medical system that increases health by restoring the body’s innate balance. The oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world, it is used by nearly one third of the global population as a primary health care system and many more as an adjunctive therapy.
By inserting very fine needles into specific points on the body, the “qi” (chee) or energy in the meridians can be directed to clear blocked areas and support deficient areas. Qi is the common substrate from which all things are formed, similar to neutrons or protons. Working with the qi can remedy the root cause of illness as well as the symptoms. That’s why acupuncture addresses such a wide range of conditions. Within the stillness of an acupuncture treatment, the body begins the process of ending pain, melting away stress, regaining balance, and healing trauma.
Over the four decades or so in which acupuncture has developed in the U.S., it has been proven to be not only exceptionally safe when performed by licensed professionals, but statistically effective in an increasing body of scientific studies.