The first question a person asks me about acupuncture is: Does it hurt?
If you were to ask any of my patients, they would say “no”. My patients are surprised at how relaxed and calm they feel with an acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture as a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has existed for over 2,000 years and treats a wide range of disorders and diseases by correcting imbalances in the body, restoring health, and preventing diseases. It is powerful because it not only treats the symptoms (branch) you may have but also heals the underlying cause (root) of the condition.
Acupuncture consists of inserting hair thin, sterile, and stainless-steel needles into specific points on the body known as acupuncture points. The acupuncture points are located on channels that are interconnected throughout your body. Each channel and its paired organ have certain (TCM) physiologic functions which can lead to disease when compromised.
When I stimulate specific acupuncture points it is to correct physiologic dysfunctions to bring about a healing response. Acupuncture also promotes relaxation and a sense of well-being through the release of endorphins and other beneficial neurotransmitters. More and more people are trying acupuncture and discovering its long lasting benefits.