Traditional Chinese Medicine originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years, now practiced worldwide as a growing and popular healthcare option. Acupunctures’ growing popularity is due to it being a non-pharmacologic, simple and effective, low-cost health care and health maintenance system.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is a holistic, integrative branch of Chinese medicine that involves the insertion of extremely thin, sterile needles in to acupuncture points throughout the body. These needles are so thin, they rarely cause discomfort. The inserted needles create a cascade of events including stimulating the brain to release your body’s natural pain killers and increasing blood flow to enable healing.
The treatment provided is individualized based on your presenting complaint and thorough examination. Treatments most commonly involve the insertion of acupuncture needles but may also use additional techniques including Auricular Therapy (Ear acupuncture), Gua Sha, Cupping or Electroacupuncture.