What is Acupuncture and How Does it Work?

Acupuncture is the insertion of sterile hair-like needles into specific acupuncture points of the body. There are 12 main channels, 8 additional channels and a number of micro-channels through which Qi (pronounced Chee and sometimes written as Chi)  travel. Qi is often translated from Chinese to English as "vital energy." This vital energy is constantly flowing throughout the body and is considered our life force. As we face day-to-day stress or severe illness, the flow of Qi becomes stagnant or blocked in various channels. When Qi is blocked we become ill, have pain, stiffen and often become restless or discontent. Acupuncture works to re-harmonize the flow of Qi or blood enabling the body to heal and the mind to relax.

Ailments Treated by Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a powerful medical treatment, recognized by the World Health Organization for the treatment of over 40 common disorders.

The list of ailments treated by acupuncture is immense. Some of the more common treatments are: acute bronchitis, allergies, backaches, bronchial asthma, chronic pain, common cold, constipation, depression, dizziness, drug addiction/smoking, fatigue, gynecological disorders, headaches, heart problems, high blood pressure, immune system deficiency, infertility, insomnia, gastrointestinal problems, knee problems, menopause, menstrual problems, neck pain/stiffness, PMS, prostate problems, sexual dysfunction, shoulder pain, sinus problems, skin problems, stomach problems, stress/tension, ulcers, vision problems, whiplash, and tennis elbow.

If you have questions about your specific condition and want to know if acupuncture can help, we invite you to. We specialize in chronic or hard to treat disorders.