Acupuncture

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

 is a technique that stimulates specific points on the body, usually by inserting thin needles through the skin. To help stimulate the release of the body’s natural painkillers and affects areas in the brain involved in processing pain

Acupuncture helps ease types of pain that are often chronic, such as low-back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, carpal tunnel syndrome etc. It also can help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraines.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

is a system of medicine based on the idea that an energy, called qi (say "chee"), flows along pathways in the body called meridians. In this belief, if the flow of qi along these meridians is blocked or unbalanced, illness can occur. 

Causes of qi imbalance are thought to involve:

  • External forces, such as wind, cold, or heat.

  • Internal forces, such as emotions of joy, anger, or fear.

  • Lifestyle factors, such as poor diet, too little sleep, or too much alcohol.

Traditional Chinese medicine doctors look at the balance of body, mind, and spirit to determine how to restore qi, the yin-yang balance, and good health.

Traditional Chinese Medicine