Acupuncture originated in ancient China over 3,000 years ago as part of the holistic system of healing called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is now widely accepted in Western culture.
Sterile, single-used, disposable needles are the standard practice, and the risks are very low if you choose a practitioner that has the proper training and credentials. Inserting a needle sends a signal through the nervous system to the brain, where chemicals such as endorphins, norepinephrine, oxytocin, and enkephalin are released. Acupuncture also promotes blood flow while stimulating the body’s built-in healing mechanisms. As the body heals the micro traumas induced by acupuncture, it heals any surrounding tissue damage left over from old injuries. Acupuncture also relaxes shortened muscles, and reduces stress; this is perhaps the most important systemic effect of acupuncture.
Acupuncture can also be combined with Microcurrent Electrical Therapy, which is an extensively researched microampere current that provides gentle and non-invasive electrical stimulation to your body through the acupuncture needles.
Whether you are looking to reduce pain, rebalance your body, or are just curious about acupuncture, our clinic is the right place for you. We welcome you and your questions.