Acupuncture is an ancient oriental system of health care that uses the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific sites or points proven to be effective in the treatment of many health problems. These points have been used by the Chinese for thousands of years to keep a balance of energy in the body and this balance helps maintain good health. The acupuncture points were mapped by the Chinese over a period of 2,000 years and recently these locations have been confirmed by electromagnetic research.
Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, disease is considered to arise due to an imbalance of vital energy in the body's energetic pathways or meridians and their associated physiological systems. Acupuncture works with the natural vital energy (Qi, pronounced "chi"), inherent within all living things to promote the body's ability to heal itself. It is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi and blood through distinct meridians that cover the body somewhat like the nervous system and blood vessels. According to ancient theory, acupuncture allows Qi to flow to areas where it is deficient and away from areas where it is excessive. In this way, acupuncture regulates and restores the harmonious energetic balance of the body allowing it to heal.
*Insurance companies sometimes cover acupuncture. Further information will be needed to find out what your plan covers. No-fault cases also accepted.*