Acupuncture is the most widely used form of alternative medicine in the world and has been in existence for over 2000 years. Acupuncture stimulates healing in the body by placing fine needles in various locations on the body to help to re-direct the flow of blood and energy, known as Qi. Pain and chronic disease occur in areas of the body where blood flow is stagnant and blocked. When acupuncture points are stimulated, it helps to unblock these areas to resolve pain, prevent disease, improve immune function, and restore the overall balance of the body.
An Acupuncture session will help to activate the nervous, immune, and endocrine systems. This activation releases hormones to help alleviate pain and establish an overall sense of happiness and wellbeing. It also releases pressure on joint structures and nerves which allows better circulatory flow and an overall help for the body to heal and detoxify.
Acupuncture can effectively treat conditions such as:
Acupuncture is a safe and effective therapy to use alone or in conjunction with other modalities you are currently using. A session is relaxing, gentle and pain free. Benefits of treatment may include:
Acupuncture is covered by most extended health plans. Make sure to check with your insurance provider.
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