Acupuncture is the practice of inserting ultra-fine needles through the skin at specific points to treat disease.
history of acupuncture
Acupuncture has existed as a healing art for more than 3000 years and is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of energy through distinct meridians in the body. Chinese medicine views disease as the result of an imbalance or blockages in the body's natural energy flow, resulting in physical, emotional and psychosomatic stress-related disorders. Using extremely thin, disposable needles the body's self healing mechanisms are activated by realigning and rebalancing the body's energy.
what can acupuncture treat?
The World Health Organization recognizes Chinese Medicine's ability to treat over 40 common disorders including:
Addictions, such as alcohol, nicotine and drugs.
Circulatory Disorders, such as hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis and anemia.
Disorders of the Bones, Muscles, Joints, and Nervous System, such as arthritis, migraine headaches, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness and low back, neck, and joint pain.
Emotional and Psychological Disorders, including depression and anxiety.
Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Gastrointestinal Disorders, such as food allergies, peptic ulcer, chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, heartburn, gastritis, anorexia, gastrointestinal weakness.
Gynecological Disorders, such as irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and hot flashes and night sweats.
Respiratory Disorders, such as emphysema, sinusitis, asthma, allergies, and bronchitis.
Urogenital Disorders, including stress incontinence, urinary tract infections, sexual dysfunction, and frequent urination.
Supportive therapy for other chronic, painful, and debilitating disorders.