Acupuncture is a component of traditional Chinese medicine dating back more than 3,000 years. Through Acupuncture we aim to release the flow of energy (Chi) located throughout the body's internal energy pathways more commonly called meridians. These meridian systems are directly related to and influence the internal organs. These energy pathway flow over your arms and leg and pass through your trunk and to your head. By inserting a very thin specialized needle into a specific location in the meridian systems we can increase or decrease the energy flowing to specific organs, We can also directly affect the region being needled such as the neck, back or shoulder.
The Acupuncture needle also has great pain relieving affect and acts as a nerve block reducing pain sensation and subsequently causing the brain the release our body's natural pain medicine known as endorphins. Endorphins are the feel good hormones produced in the brain producing an analgesic effect which assists those suffering from physical pain as well as psychological pain such as anxiety and depression. By stimulating the peripheral nerves throughout our body we can more importantly stimulate the central nervous system including the spine and brain improving overall health and wellbeing. Acupuncture has advanced in the last century as compared to its ancient history. In today's world of modern medicine acupuncture has also modernized.
Modern medical acupuncture is the current standard of practice being used throughout Asia and Europe. By using sensitive diagnostic procedures we can more specifically treat the meridians and the patient. Through the use of computer, electrical acupuncture and lasers, acupuncture has gently needled its way into modern medicine. Through the balance of the meridians you can achieve better health and longevity.