Each year, millions of people worldwide use acupuncture therapy to maintain wellness and treat acute and chronic health concerns. Acupuncture is a tool that was developed within the context of classical Chinese medicine, and has been adapted globally over several thousand years. Many cultures have contributed to the depth and richness of the acupuncture traditions used by modern practitioners.
Acupuncture is the strategic placement of ultra-thin needles in exact points on the body that have been demonstrated to induce large-scale physiological changes. This ancient technique follows the belief in East Asian medicine that no area of the body is isolated. Everything in the body is viewed as connected, whether it be a connection between various body parts and organs or between the mind, body, and spirit.
The goal is to restore the healthy flow of energy and to return the body to a balanced state. There are many factors that can block the body’s natural ease: some are emotional (such as stress), some are physical (food) and some are environmental (pollution).
Acupuncture treatment will increase blood circulation, stimulate the dissolution of energy blockages and restore the flow of vital energy throughout the body. Acupuncture is a safe and effective way to stimulate the body's natural healing processes. Each diagnosis and treatment plan is tailored to meet the needs of each patient. No two treatments are identical, as no two patients are the same.
The integration of acupuncture is quickly gaining momentum in the Western world, as research continues to confirm the safety and efficacy of this therapy. The World Health Organization recently compiled a summary of over a decade of research demonstrating the effectiveness of acupuncture for treating a wide variety of health problems: Acupuncture is cited by this organization as successfully treating over 44 conditions.
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Acupuncture may be used as a stand-alone therapy or in conjunction with herbal medicine, food therapy, conscious movement therapy or any of the adjunct therapies.