Chinese medicine is a complete medical system that has been employed and developed for over 2000 years to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness. Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine.

The classical Chinese explanation is that the body’s energy, Qi, circulates inside the body and over its surface in regular patterns through a series of pathways. These energy pathways are called meridians. The meridians connect all the major organs and channel the body’s energy just like rivers flowing throughout the body to nourish, irrigate, and cleanse the tissues.

An obstructing in these energy rivers backs up the energy flow in one part of the body and restricts it to other parts. Pain and illness can result when the flow of energy is compromised or overabundant in tissues.

Acupuncture points exist along the meridians in which the body’s energy is more easily contacted. The meridians, energy channels, can by influenced by needling these acupuncture points. Acupuncture needles can unblock obstructions and balance the flow through the meridians, mobilizing Qi, blood, moisture to encourage proper function of the organs, blood vessels, muscles, and glands.

Acupuncture treatments can help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, energy production and metabolism and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.

Usually, the doctor will make a diagnosis based upon Chinese medicine. The doctor will take a history of your illness and conduct an examination. The examination will also include an assessment of your pulse and tongue. Once doctor has made a diagnosis, she will choose acupuncture points appropriate for your treatment.

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture to be effective for:

  • Addiction – Alcohol, drug, smoking
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome Nausea
  • Chronic fatigues
  • Colitis
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Dental pain
  • Depress
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive trouble
  • Dysentery
  • Emotional problems
  • Eye problems
  • Facial palsy/tics
  • Fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gingivitis
  • Headache
  • Hiccough
  • Incontinence
  • Indigestion
  • Irritable bowel Syndrome
  • Low back Pain
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Migraine
  • Morning sickness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pain
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Eproductive problems
  • Rhinitis
  • Sciatica
  • Seasonal effective disorder (SAD)
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Sore throat
  • Stress
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tooth pain
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Vomiting