What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique that is over 3,000 years old. It is based on the insertion of thin, sterile needles into strategic points on the body that lie along specific energy meridian pathways.
Acupuncture is one of the five main branches of oriental medicine. The goal of acupuncture is to promote healing through rebalancing the patient’s Qi (or chi) energy. When the Qi is weak, excessive or blocked, it can cause illness and disease.
We stimulate acupuncture points and meridians using needles, or employ electronic stimulation to acupuncture points for enhanced healing. Other meridian and point therapies may include acupressure, the application of heat through moxibustion, drawing out energy through cupping, and a specialized massage system called “tuina.”
Other Forms of Acupuncture Treatments
- Dry Needling
- Myofascial Trigger Point Release
- Ashi Point Stimulation