What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.

Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.

What Is Qi?

At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced “chee”), or vital energy, flows throughout the body. Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain and disease. A person’s health is influenced by the quality, quantity and balance of Qi.

Acupuncture is most commonly used to:

  • Reduce chronic pain
  • Reduce the risk and pain of arthritis
  • Relieve migraine headaches
  • Prevent nausea and vomiting
  • Manage anxiety
  • Reduce insomnia
  • Minimize heartburn and indigestion
  • Increase sense of wellbeing
  • Improve digestion