Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old system that can treat and prevent illness. It’s the main component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). All beings have life energy called qi (pronounced “chee”). This energy flows throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians.
When the flow of energy is blocked, we experience pain, sickness, and other imbalances. Acupuncture restores harmony to the body through the insertion of fine needles at specific points chosen in accordance with each patient's individual needs and Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis.
How does acupuncture help healthy people?
Acupuncture is helpful in the prevention of disease by improving the patient's state of well being through energy balance. This way, the stresses of everyday life are more easily handled, and minor health issues can be resolved before they become more deeply rooted problems.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Minimal discomfort, if any, can be expected during an acupuncture treatment. Our needles are extremely thin and flexible. Many people are surprised to learn that seven acupuncture needles can fit inside the shaft of one hypodermic needle. Although sensation can be felt on the skin’s surface during needling, most would not describe it as pain. In fact, many patients enjoy the sensation.