What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the anchor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). TCM is a complete medical system that has evolved over thousands of years to promote health and treat/prevent disease. Acupuncture involves the placement of very fine sterile needles into specific points on the body that activate the body’s Qi (pronounced "Chi") to stimulate innate healing mechanisms.
How Will Acupuncture Help Me?
TCM can effectively treat nearly anything you would go to your primary care physician for: chronic pain, inflammation, allergies, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, mental/emotional imbalances, and more! Visit our FAQ to see a table of conditions we commonly treat or reach out to us for a consultation.
A Bit More About Acupuncture...
Qi can be difficult to define in Western terms, but you can think of it as the collective biological and mental/emotional processes. Qi flows through the body in pathways called Meridians. Each of the 12 meridians are named for the organ that they influence and pass through. The meridian’s functions often emulate the organ’s physiological functions, but they also perform additional functions unique to TCM.
Acupuncture points are located on meridians and, when stimulated, will elicit specific actions to influence Qi. When Qi is abundant and free-flowing, we are balanced and healthy. However, various issues can upset that imbalance and cause blockages and deficiencies.
Acupuncture works by identifying where and how Qi is imbalanced and then works to reverse that imbalance to restore health and balance.