This ancient Chinese healing art has helped literally billions of people for over 2000 years. The essentially painless technique employs the insertion of fine, sterilized, disposable needles into specific points on the body to manipulate the flow of energy, thereby restoring the balance, removing blockages and adding energy where necessary. Acupuncture points that lie on energy channels, are directly related to specific organs and physiological functions. This principle has been repeatedly confirmed by recent research in which obvious physiological changes were observed through the manipulation of specific acupuncture points.
As more Americans are taking their health care into their own hands, they are turning to acupuncture as a natural way to heal without the side effects of many drugs prescribed by Western medicine.
Acupuncture is capable of inducing deep relaxation, and has been found to be extremely useful for people who have either not responded to conventional forms of treatment or wish to augment Western treatments. During a typical acupuncture treatment, patients wear a gown and are treated on a massage table.
Acupuncture has been widely used for pain relief and is growing in use not only to treat and cure, but also to maintain good health. It has been proven effective in both children and adults, treating disorders such as asthma, arthritis, palsy, impotence, sciatica, chronic or acute back and neck pain, headaches, ulcers, diabetes, colitis, gastrointestinal problems, genito-urinary conditions and the common cold. Acupuncture has been found to be an extremely useful modality for prevention of illness as well as for treatment of disease.