What is Acupuncture?

 

Acupuncture has its origin in ancient Taoist philosophy which views a person as a energy system in which body mind and spirit are unified, each influencing and balancing the other. This ancient art of healing involves the insertion of very fine needles into specific points of the body.
Acupuncture needles are very fine, sterile, disposable, and FDA approved.
According to World Health Organization, the National Institute of Health and clinical experience, Acupuncture is useful in treatment of:


          Chronic and acute pain- injuries, headaches, neck and back pain, tendonitis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia


          Neurological disorders - trigeminal neuralgia, Bell's palsy, post-stroke recovery, movement disorders


          Upper Respiratory Disorders - asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throat, laryngitis, colds and flu


          Digestive Disorders - IBS, colitis, constipation, diarrhea, gastritis, heartburn, ulcers, food allergies

          Urinary and Reproductive Disorders - menstrual cramps, irregular or heavy periods, infertility, menopausal symptoms, cystitis 

  • Immune function - recurrent infection, supportive treatment for cancer and HIV/AIDS patients - helping with nausea, fatigue and pain