points to treat disease or injuries. The points are stimulated
During the 3000 years it has been practiced, acupuncture has
treated more people than any other medical procedure.
How does Acupuncture Work?
There are two main explanations:
Over 20 years of scientific research experience has demonstrated
stimulation of acupuncture points results in a release of neurohormones
(such as endorphins). This has an analgesic effect as well as
an effect on
other multiple systems of the body, which elevate mood and relieve
humans as well as in animals.
Acupuncture has been shown to have a strengthening effect on
system, endocrine glands, a sedative effect and detoxification
of the body.
Classical Chinese theory explains that energy flows in channels
the body connecting all the organs and systems that sustain
channels are accessed through acupuncture points. If the energy
become disrupted or unbalanced due to stress, trauma, infection
diet, this causes pain and illness. By stimulating certain acupuncture
on specific channels, this can restore balance and harmony to
An acupuncturist can also anticipate problems before pronounced
detecting subtle change in the energy flow. This allows Chinese
be used for preventative health care.
Both the ancient and modern system of science agree that acupuncture
promotes physical and emotional health.
What to Expect:
Acupuncture needles are made of fine solid surgical steel with
Insertion is not painful and it does not cause bleeding because
needles are rounded at the tip so as not to cut the epidermis.
There is no risk
of infection as the needles are disposable. After needle insertion
there is often
a tingling sensation followed by a feeling of deep relaxation.
This sensation or
tingling in Chinese is called "CHI". Chi is "vital
force" or "life force" which runs
and heals the body. After the treatment most patients feel mentally
physically revitalized. The number and frequency of treatments
according to the condition and constitution.
Bladder and Kidney problems
Colitis & Parasites
Eczema & Hives
Gall Bladder Disorders
Headaches & Migraines
High blood pressure
Immune system deficiency
P.M.S. Yeast Infections
Ulcers & Gastritis