Acupuncture is an ancient medical system used to strengthen natural healing capabilities. For thousands of years, this holistic medicine has continued to evolve and refine its methods of diagnosis and treatment for addressing pain and a wide range of other physical, mental and emotional symptoms. Known for its body-mind-spirit approach free of side-effects, acupuncture works toward resolving disease by improving your overall health, enhancing vitality, immunity, emotional fortitude and spiritual connectedness.
Acupuncture alone may bring about your healing in full, or treatments can safely optimize your recovery in conjunction with your doctor’s prescriptions and protocols, psychotherapy, homeopathic and naturopathic medicines, chiropractic treatments or massage. The National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) highly recommend acupuncture.
During your treatment, a Board of Medicine licensed expert in acupuncture inserts hair-fine, pre-sterilized needles just below the skin into specific acupuncture points along an energy network that traverses the skin and deep within your body. The needles serve as conduction tools to balance and revitalize your natural self-healing system. A treatment often includes the use of a medicinal herb called “moxa” to warm a needle or the skin directly for the purpose of adding energy into your system.
You may also receive “cupping therapy” (the application of suction cups directly to the skin/muscles) or “gua sha therapy” (the light dragging of smooth stones over specific areas of the body), for the purpose of removing deep stagnation in the flesh, muscles, blood and lymphatic systems that has inhibited your ability to heal.