Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the ancient healing art developed approximately about 5,000 years ago in Korean and China.  Acupuncture is now widely used throughout the world and began to better known in the United States in 1971, when New York Times reporter James Reston wrote about how doctors in China used needle to ease his pain after surgery.  Acupuncture is the procedure that involves puncturing the skin with very thin needles at particular locations, called acupuncture points. Acupuncture is believed to help reduce pain or bring a body function into balance.

Is Acupuncture safe?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved acupuncture needle for use by licensed practitioners in 1996. The FDA requires that sterile, nontoxic needles be used and that qualified practitioners label them for single use only.

Do the needle hurt me?
No, most people barely feel the needles.  The needles are thin, solid, sterile, and made of stainless steel.  We use painless and disposable needles.  It’s secure and painless.  We do not touch the pain area, we use far away acupuncture points that are more effective, and will achieve the best result with tender care.

How does Acupuncture work?
Studies indicate that acupuncture influences the central and peripheral nervous system.  Evidence shows it releases endorphins from the brain, which makes acupuncture particularly effective in pain control. Acupuncture works with the body by harmonizing and balancing energy (Qi). It improves circulation and allows the body to heal itself more quickly and more completely.