• Acupuncture

  • Acupuncture is a form of medical treatment that stimulates the body’s own natural ability to heal.  Acupuncture has been practiced for more than 2000 years in China and other Asian countries. It is recognized by the National Institutes of Health and by the World Health Organization for treatment of many common ailments.

    According to Asian medicine theory, qi (pronounched ‘chee’) is the vital energy which circulates through our bodies carrying nourishment and protection to cells. Qi follows a network of pathways known as meridians which are essential to building and maintaining healthy muscles, organs, glands, and other tissues.

    Disease, pain, and physical/emotional discomfort can occur when the free flow of qi becomes obstructed. Stress, physical and emotional trauma, illness, poor diet, lack of exercise, and seasonal changes can all lead to an obstruction of qi. Acupuncture seeks to clear obstructions and renew the free flow of qi.