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  • Writer's pictureAmy Neal

What is Acupuncture?

Updated: Jul 2, 2021

Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Chin

ese Medicine practitioners have helped millions of people become well and stay well.

Acupuncture initiates the body's own innate healing system and can be used to boost immunity, support physical and emotional health, improve overall body and system functions and increase quality of life. It is safe, painless, and effective, and it can treat a wide variety of medical conditions.

Acupuncture and modern science

From a modern scientific perspective, stimulation of acupuncture meridian points causes the release of nervous-system chemicals in our brain, spinal cord, and muscles that help restore the body's ability to heal naturally. These chemicals provide tremendous health benefits, whether it is influencing the body to heal more quickly, or simply altering how you may be experiencing pain. Regardless, the healing and regenerative properties of acupuncture are amazing; the only way to find out if acupuncture is the perfect treatment plan for you is to give it a try.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are safe, effective and drug-free therapies that can help address a wide variety of ailments and conditions.

What An Acupuncturist may do

During the initial exam, your acupuncturist will take a full health history. She will ask questions regarding your health, symptoms, and lifestyle. She may also look at your tongue and check your pulse to gather more information about what's going on in the body.

Gathering this information is key in order for your practitioner to effectively diagnose and detect any specific imbalances within the body. This enables the acupuncturist to creat a well-structured treatment plan.

Once a Chinese Medical Diagnosis has been made, the practitioner will place fine, sterile needles at specific areas on the body along "meridian pathways". The safe and painless insertion of these needles helps to rebalance the body's systems.

Acupuncture is recognized by leading national and international health organizations to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of conditions. Below are some of those conditions:

Allergies Induction of Labor

Anxiety Insomnia

Arthritis Knee Pain

Asthma Leucopenia

Autoimmune Disease Menopause

Back Pain Morning Sickness

Biliary Colic Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Breech birth presentation Muscle Tension and Pain

Cancer care Nausea and Vomiting

Carpal Tunnel Neck Pain

Colds and Flu Opioid Dependency

Conjunctivitis Peptic Ulcer

Dental Pain Periarthritis

Depression PMS

Diabetes Postoperative Pain

Digestive Disorders Pregnancy Care

Facial Pain Primary Dysmenorrhea

Facial Rejuvenation PTSD

Fibromyalgia Radiation/Chemo Reactions

Gastritis Renal Colic

Hay Fever Sciatica

Headaches Sprains


Hypertension Stroke

Hypotension Seasonal Affective Disorder

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Tennis Elbow

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) Tobacco Addiction

Weight Loss Acute Bacillary Dysentery



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