Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that uses Acupuncture as one of its primary treatment methods.
Acupuncture is a gentle stimulation of specific locations on the body using single-use, sterile disposable needles. The activation of these functionally tasked points opens up communication pathways through the various systems of the body.
TCM views disease as the result of imbalance and blockage in the body’s natural energy flow. Acupuncture is used to bring your body back into a balanced state so it can effectively fight disease, maintain good health and slow down the aging process.
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO) as being an effective treatment for a variety of health conditions.
Some of the benefits of Acupuncture include:
- Decreased inflammation
- Enhanced circulation
- Improved digestion
- Drug free pain relief
- Accelerated tissue healing
- Improved sleep
- Emotional relaxation
- Decreased stress response
- Increased energy levels
- Improved overall mood
- Regulation of hormones
Types of Acupuncture
Points are selected anywhere on the body (limbs, torso, head) and needles are left in for 20-30 minutes.
Needles are connected to a low intensity electrical current to promote the release of neurotransmitters, endorphins, and modify how pain signals are recognized in the brain.
Needles are inserted into the ear for 20-30 minutes, or small pellets affixed to adhesive tape are left in the ear for 2-3 days.