Acupuncture has a well-documented history in China spanning over 2,000
years, but some studies believe it originated almost 4,000 years ago.
Acupuncture is a form of health care that has evolved into a complete and
holistic medical system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chineses
medicine have used this non-invasive medical system to diagnose and
help millions of people over thousands of years become well and stay well.
Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power
and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall
functioning and well-being. It is a safe, painless, and effective way to treat
a wide variety of medical problems.
Each acupuncture point has a variety of unique physical and electrical
properties and stimulation of these points produces definite physiological
reactions, such as changes in heart rate and blood pressure.
By stimulating appropriate acupuncture points, blocked energy is released
allowing the body's own natural healing power to flow free and restore
balance and health.
Yes, but don't take our word for it...
Acupuncture has been used by millions of Americans and is recognized
by the National Institutes of Health(NIH), the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), the World Health Organization(WHO).
Eat a light meal half an hour before the treatment. Plan to get some rest
afterward. Wear loose, comfortable clothing or bring a change of clothes.
Many policies do provide coverage for Acupuncture so just call your
insurance provider for details on your individual policy.
When tiny needles are inserted, you may experience tingling or warmth.
Patients are often surprised to find that treatments are quite relaxing.
Generally, acupuncture is gentle with minimum side effects. If you
experience fatigue after treatment, a little rest should overcome. If
symptoms persist for a day or two, this is not a cause for concern.