Acupuncture is a safe and effective complementary medical practice typically used in conjunction with conventional medicine or function medicine. Acupuncture is an alternative therapy based on traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Today it is widely used around the world to treat pain and manage many medical conditions.
The practice of acupuncture stimulates certain points on the body, called energy points, most often with a very thin needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or help treat various health conditions. The overall objective is to achieve balance and restore the flow of energy, or Qi, to the patient to assist with the healing process. By increasing circulation and stimulation hormones are released that help the body respond to stress and injury. Acupuncture can be used to treat a broad range of conditions including psychological conditions, conditions of the eye, ear, nose and mouth, neurological conditions, gastrointestinal conditions, musculo-skeletal conditions, gynecological conditions and more.
Symptoms/Conditions commonly treated with acupuncture include, but are not limited to:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Migraines and other headaches
Temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-mun-DIB-u-lur) Joint Disorder(s)(TMJ)
- Carpal Tunnel
- Arthritic Conditions
- Temporomandibular (tem-puh-roe-mun-DIB-u-lur) Joint Disorder(s)(TMJ)
Additionally, acupuncture can be helpful in managing weight, digestive issues, smoking cessation, menopause, sinus congestion, allergies and overall stress.