ac·u·punc·ture - a system of complementary medicine that involves pricking the skin or tissues with needles, used to alleviate pain and to treat various physical, mental, and emotional conditions. Originating in ancient China, acupuncture is now widely practiced in the West.
Rooted in a two thousand year-old tradition, acupuncture is a time-tested therapy that promotes wellness by tapping into the body’s inherent healing capabilities. The ancient Chinese recognized that energy, Qi, (pronounced “chee”) flows within the body along pathways, or meridians. Sickness occurs when these pathways become obstructed from physical or emotional distress.
An acupuncturist identifies these blockages through simple diagnostic techniques and seeks to restore the smooth flow of energy in the body by inserting sterile, hair-thin needles into specific points along the channel pathways. The insertion of needles into these points adjusts the flow of energy, allowing our bodies to heal themselves.
Acupuncture is a safe and effective way of addressing a wide range of medical problems with the added benefit of inducing an overall state of well-being.