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Acupuncture

The Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) oriental style of acupuncture, incorporates the use of needles which restore balance in your body. It is believed that your body’s energy (chi or qi) circulates through channels (meridians) which have branches connected to bodily organs and functions. Imbalance or an interruption of chi leads to illness.

Thin needles are inserted at specified sites of your body. The needles stimulate your nerve impulses which produce anesthesia, promote therapy, relieve pain, and treat disease.

The acupuncture needles are ultra slim, slightly larger than a dog whisker. When inserted into “meaty” parts of your body they normally aren’t felt. Needles inserted into “bony” body parts, such as hands and feet, can be felt by some patients who describe it as a fleeting prick sensation.

Acupuncture carries a very low risk of adverse effects. It has been endorsed by the United States’ National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Contact us for an appointment.