What does Acupuncture Treat?
In 1979 the World Health Organization acknowledged the
value of acupuncture in the treatment of multiple medical
conditions. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Consensus Statement on Acupuncture of 1997 shows further
acceptance by the West of this valuable modality.
At our office, we use Acupuncture and herbal medicine to
treat a wide range of conditions, including but not
High Blood Pressure
What about the needles?
We only use sterilized, stainless
steel individually packaged, disposable needles and we are
certified in clean needle technique by the
Council of Colleges of
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM).
Do the needles hurt?
The needles are only about the width of a human hair and
are solid and flexible. They do not resemble hypodermic
needles in design or feeling.
Different acupuncture points elicit different sensations
and vary from person to person.
people find the needles are virtually painless. Some
describe the feeling as aching, warmth, pressure,
tingling, or electricity.
describe the feeling as different but not necessarily
Is Acupuncture safe?
great advantage of acupuncture is the absence of serious
side effects unlike surgeries and medications.
How do I choose the right practitioner?
Acupuncture Physician should be licensed in the state that
you are seeking them.
should be certified by NCCAOM, which is the regulating
board for Acupuncture.
Today acupuncture is an acknowledged and respected field
United States has set rigorous training standards for
acupuncturists. Most states require a 3-5 year Masters
degree in Oriental Medicine from an accredited acupuncture
school and issue a written and practical state board exam,
before an acupuncturist can become licensed.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture works by re-balancing what is out of balance.
If the flow of Qi is stagnant or in disharmony, disease or
pain can arise.
Acupuncture works by harmonizing the flow of Qi within us.
By bringing the body into a state of balance and harmony,
it is then able to heal itself as much as nature will
individual is different and treatment plans are designed
by the Acupuncture Physician that treat the individual
directly and specifically based on their particular
situation and ailment.
Needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points to
stimulate the Qi and move it when it is in excess,
deficient, absent or blocked.
Acupuncture treats to strengthen your physical and
emotional body, prevent disease, control pain and achieve
Acupuncture is not only about ridding the body of symptoms
or relieving pain but the big picture is to improve the
quality of your life.