Acupuncture is a complete medical system that is safe, effective and preventative. Patients can find benefit from almost any condition because sophisticated theories of differential diagnosis allow for the root cause of the issue to be discerned and resolved over time. Because Chinese Medicine is holistic, many seemingly disparate symptoms can be improved simultaneously in the course of treatment. You do not need to have a western diagnosis or symptom to benefit from treatment. Further, the experience of treatment is relaxing and promotes a sense of well being. Patients in treatment report greater immunity, reduced stress and improved quality of life.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of healing known to mankind. Originating over 2,000 years ago, it's principles are based in the laws of nature. Imbalances can be treated by using points along meridians which run along the body. The size of most needles are just the width of a single strand of hair and don't hurt upon insertion. Treatments are not standardized but uniquely created to each individual.
The World Health Organization has endorsed acupuncture as effective for treating several conditions including digestive issues, headaches, fatigue, back pain, arthritis, asthma, nausea, infertility, insomnia, stress, anxiety and depression. Click here for a complete list. It is a great complement to Western medicine, addressing subtleties that fall between the cracks of categorization. Please contact me if you are interested in how acupuncture can benefit you specifically.