We provide on-site acupuncture therapy to help patients with a variety of disorders. Acupuncture has become an increasingly popular option for patients who suffer from chronic pain. In fact, the FDA estimates that Americans undergo between 9 and 12 million acupuncture treatments per year – a number that is bound to continue growing, thanks to its safety and effectiveness.
History of Acupuncture Therapy
The origins of acupuncture can be traced back thousands of years to ancient China. The Chinese believed that the body’s energy flow, or “qi,” was responsible for keeping the body’s basic functions in proper working order, and that disruptions or imbalances in the body’s natural qi could lead to pain and/or illness. Through acupuncture, imbalances in the patient’s qi can be corrected, allowing the body to function optimally.
The procedure itself involves the use of ultra-thin needles, made from silver and steel alloy. After a patient has been diagnosed and acupuncture has been deemed appropriate, our licensed acupuncturist will map out the points on the patient’s body where the therapeutic needles can be used to effectively restore the body’s natural energy flow. Patients generally feel only a brief sensation when the needles are inserted, and are often surprised at how painless the treatment actually is. In fact, many patients find acupuncture to be soothing and relaxing.
Our Acupuncturist has extensive training in practicing and coordinating the use of acupuncture and other Eastern modalities to address a host of orthopedic pain and family health-related concerns.
- Pain in the Back, Neck, & Shoulders
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Weight loss
Acupuncture may even be used to help patients quit smoking. To learn more, call to set up a consultation.