Top Things to Know about Acupuncture

  • It is an ancient AND modern healthcare option that is helps live free of inflammation, pain, anxiety, and excesses of medication.
  • Acupuncture practitioners are generalists and Licensed + Board Certified Acupuncturists can help with a wide variety of conditions.
  • The field of acupuncture has over 3000 years of history, and decades of modern research supporting it.
  • World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture as an effective healthcare option, well suited for treating common concerns including : back pain, anxiety including PTSD, depression, weight loss, migraines, muscle pain, digestive complaints, men’s and women’s health along with several more conditions. The World Health Organization lists acupuncture as proven effective for 28+ conditions.
  • Acupuncture treatment focuses on chi (energy), meridians or channels, and acupuncture points. Balancing systems using these and other considerations is a positive and helpful experience that may come as a bit of a surprise to people.
  • It is safe and noninvasive. The modern way of acupuncture uses sterile, single-use needles with a special insertion technique.
  • It does not hurt: Most people relaxed and well during and after treatment. The insertion technique is not-painful for most people who experience acupuncture.
  • Licensed + Board Certified Acupuncturists undergo years long rigorous education and training. They are expected to have plenty of experience even before graduation and to know Anatomy & Physiology, treatment protocols, modern health and wellness science and many other subjects relevant to supporting health.
  • Acupuncture works well with: Conventional medicine, Physical therapy, OsteoStrong, Chiropractic, Yoga, and Ayurveda. Acupuncture improves your chi (energy) flow and cannot interfere negatively with another type of treatment.
  • Perhaps the most important thing to know about acupuncture is: Although everybody has the same acupuncture points on their body, treatment is always individualized. That is why acupuncturists ask about health history, body type, diet, emotions, and your unique goals. They are taking this information to adapt the treatment to your needs. That is how it has been done for over one-thousand years, and therein is it’s strength. Acupuncture is the medicine that adapts to the person.

What does Acupuncture Help With?

In a traditional and a modern sense both, Acupuncture is used to address many health concerns. It may not be possible to provide a complete list of everything that acupuncture can do. There are as many kinds of acupuncture point combinations as there are people. One of the strengths of this traditional Asiatic medicine is that it is highly individualized. As research progresses, the list may evolve.

General / Wellness: preventative medicine, wellness maintenance, whole body health, relaxation, meditative states

Mental / Emotional: anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD, seasonal depression (SAD), test anxiety

Immune system: chronic colds, ear infections, sinusitis, autoimmune disorders, allergies, low immunity

Energy and sleep: chronic fatigue syndrome, general fatigue, insomnia, sleep apnea, jet lag

Pain conditions: headache/ migraines, arthritis, inflammation, back pain, low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, sport injury, fibromyalgia, TMJ syndrome

Digestion: constipation, poor digestion, IBS, bloating, food sensitivities

Women’s health: hot flashes, menopause, PMS, menstruation issues, cramps, heavy periods, fertility

Men’s health: erectile dysfunction, fertility, prostate health

Other: Eye and vision problems, smoking cessation, breaking the cycle of addictions, urinary disorders, liver and kidney function