What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a therapeutic modality used to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body.

This ancient modality aims to balance energy flow and improve circulation throughout the body. Acupuncture is safe and effective and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and tissues at specific points on the body.  There is no injection of any substance and the treatment itself causes minimal discomfort.

Picture of acupuncture procedure

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own pain relieving chemicals called “endorphins”. Endorphins help to block pathways that relay pain messages from the body to the brain, resulting in relief of pain, general relaxation and biochemical restoration of the body’s own internal regulation systems.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities, reducing inflammation, and promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Acupuncture can be used to treat specific injuries, anxiety, smoking cession, muscle imbalances and much more.

Contact our office for a complimentary consultation to see if acupuncture is the right treatment for you.

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