What is acupuncture & what conditions can it help with?
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points on the body in order to manipulate the energy flow within the body.
The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.
The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.
Health is maintained when the body’s energy flows freely along these channels. If the flow of energy is deficient or disrupted, health is not maintained which results in illness or pain.
An acupuncture treatment consists of inserting tiny thin needles at various locations into the body. The number of needles and locations depends on the patient’s signs and symptoms. The pre-sterilized disposable needles are designed to be virtually painless. During the treatment the patient may feel some pressure, heaviness, a dull aching distension, tingling of electrical sensation either around the needle or traveling up and down the meridian. Most patients find an acupuncture treatment very relaxing.
Acupuncture is used to address many health problems such as, but not limited to:
v Migraine/Tension Headaches
v Back/neck pain
v Muscle stiffness
v Weight loss
v Menstrual Problems
v Meniere’s Syndrome
v Morning Sickness
If you do not see the condition you are looking for on the list, please call the office at 972-377-2771 and see if acupuncture is right for you.