What is Acupuncture?

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Acupuncture originated in China more than 3,000 years ago and is used to treat illness, prevent disease, and improve total well-being. By inserting sterile, disposable needles in designated points in the body, the practitioner stimulates and balances the flow of Qi (“chee”), which is the body’s natural energy.  Acupuncture not only helps correct chronic conditions, but it also helps prevent disease by strengthening the natural immune system.

Over 20 million Americans turned to Acupuncture in 2007. How can such an “ancient” medicine be at the forefront of the new millennium? Simple, Acupuncture works.

Acupuncture can be used to alleviate muscular and internal issues. It is also effective as preventive maintenance. In other words, it is an exceptional way to correct current ailments and maintain balanced health.

How does Acupuncture work?

If a person has any imbalance in the body, symptoms may manifest as headaches, fatigue, constipation, PMS, insomnia, depression, pain, etc. Each symptom correlates to its own meridian or Qi pathway. Acupuncture is used to stimulate the Qi in the meridian connected to the imbalance, helping achieve alleviation of the symptom by removing blockages and encouraging the free flow of energy.

Does Acupuncture hurt?

Most people feel nothing when the needle is inserted. Acupuncture needles are solid and as thin as a human hair. In Acupuncture, we administer needles with caution, avoiding arteries and nerves. Thus, the treatment is mostly painless, but, since stimulation needs to be achieved, you may feel a heaviness or warm sensation around the needle or traveling up and down the meridian. Any kind of discomfort from the stimulation of the needle disappears in seconds.

What conditions can be treated with Acupuncture?

-Carpal tunnel syndrome
-Common cold
-Digestive trouble*
-Emotional duress*
-Eye problems
-Facial palsy
-Irritable bowel syndrome
-Joint pain*
-Low back pain*
-Menstrual irregularities
-Morning sickness*
-Shoulder pain*
-Sore throat*
-Tennis elbow
-Tooth pain*
-Urinary tract infections

* Marks all the conditions that Sadie would like addressed in her next appointment.

Umm… Make that appointments, with her good friends at Simple Balance.

9 Replies to “What is Acupuncture?”

  1. I’ve been seeing an acupuncturist for my migraines when Western Medicine (neurologists) left me a doped-up, raging zombie with more things to worry about from the pills I was on that any hope of help! My acupuncturist was the first to listen to MY body & not just tell me what “should” be happening/going on (9 out of 10 times medically speaking I’m the 1 out of 10 person. I can’t believe how much better I feel and how quickly I’ve seen a change! Highly, highly recommend a good acupuncturist!!

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