What is Acupuncture?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture is a medical system which views the human body as a microcosm of the natural world. Each of us reflects nature's rhythmical cycles. In health, we flow with ease through nature's changes and through the changes in our lives. When illness, pain or a sense of unease arises, acupuncture gently moves us back in the direction of harmony with nature's rhythms. Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin, sterilized, disposable needles through the skin at specific points on the body - the needles are inserted to various depths. These points have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to treat a wide variety of illnesses. According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture points are located on meridians through which the body's Qi ("chee") vital energy runs. Acupuncture strives to create and maintain an energetic balance within these meridians in order to obtain stability and homeostasis (balance) within the body.
*Chinese Medicine does not replace Western medicine but enhances, balances and compliments it. You are always encouraged to seek out Western medical treatment when needed. I always prefer to work in conjunction with your primary care doctors, not against them.