Acupuncture has been used for over 2000 years to treat everything from asthma to pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis. The World Health Organization recommends acupuncture for many respiratory diseases, eye and mouth problems, bone and joint problems, neurologic disorders and digestive ailments. The National Institutes of Health have noted that acupuncture seems to help with nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy. Acupuncture has been shown to be helpful with infertility, to induce labor and to assist with breech presentation.
According to Chinese medicine, energy call qi (“chi”) flows through the body in 12 pathways, called meridians, which correspond to specific organs or functions. Acupuncturists use specific points along the meridians to restore, maintain or regulate the flow of qi. It is a creative process for the doctor to tailor the selection of points to the specific symptoms of each patient.
The needles used are only as thick as a human hair. The acupuncture point is cleaned off with alcohol; the needles are sterile and only used once and then safely disposed. The usual treatment time is 20 minutes. You should not feel pain other than a slight prick at insertion and should then rest comfortably. Most insurance companies do not cover acupuncture. We strive to keep our fees affordable so that your options for treatment are accessible.
Conditions that may be helped with acupuncture are:
||Arm and Hand Pain
||Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
||Hip and Leg Pain
||Lower Back Pain
||Neck Pain and Stiffness