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What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, known as “qi” (pronounced “chee”), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.
According to traditional Chinese medical theory, illnesses occur when something blocks or unbalances your qi. Acupuncture is a method used to unblock or influence qi and help it flow back into balance.
In practice, acupuncture involves inserting needles into a person’s skin at specific points on the body to various depths. These points are located along the meridians. The needles are very thin, so insertion usually causes little discomfort.
In the Western perspective, acupuncture is believed to work by stimulating the nervous system to release certain chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain, triggering the body’s natural healing abilities and promoting physical and emotional well-being.
Here is How Acupuncture Can Help
Acupuncture is often used for pain management and has been found effective in treating a variety of conditions. Here’s a general overview of how our acupuncturists can help:
- Pain Management: This is one of the most common uses for acupuncture, often for chronic conditions like lower back pain, neck pain, or arthritis. It’s also used for migraines and headaches.
- Digestive Issues: Some people find acupuncture helpful in managing digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic constipation, or acid reflux.
- Mental Health: Acupuncture is sometimes used alongside other treatments to help manage mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Insomnia and Sleep Issues: Some studies suggest that acupuncture may help with insomnia and other sleep issues.
- Allergies: Some evidence indicates that acupuncture may help to reduce symptoms of allergies and may have an effect on overall immune response.
- Menstrual and Fertility Issues: Acupuncture is sometimes used for managing symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), reducing menopause symptoms, or supporting fertility treatments.
- Support During Cancer Treatments: Studies indicate that acupuncture may help reduce the side effects of cancer treatments, such as nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.