What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been around for more than 4000 years and is based on the premise that most diseases are the result of energy disruption.  This Chinese system of natural healing is concerned with restoring proper energy flow throughout the body and to all organs.  If all parts of the body are not functioning properly, pain, disease, organ malfunction and suffering are inevitable.

Where does the interruption of energy flow occur?
Energy flow can be disrupted by imbalances in meridians/channels of energy throughout the body and/or by subluxations of the spine.

How can we detect if there is a blockage in energy flow?
There are many methods, such as signs/symptoms, organ reflex points, instrumental findings, skin irritations, and advanced meridian graphing.

How are acupuncture treatments performed? 
After the skin points are determined, we can use one of over 30 methods of stimulation.  The most common technique we use is needle acupunture stimulation of the specific points.  We also use cupping, moxibustion, and electrical acupuncture when appropriate.

What types of conditions can acupuncture treat?
There are over 2,000 different conditions that acupuncture can treat.  Acupuncture is a complete healing art within itself and seeks to correct dysfunction so that healing can take place.

What percentage responds favorably to acupuncture treatment? 
Typically 8 out of 10 people respond favorably.  There are a variety of reasons people fail to respond favorably, such as advanced age, condition severity, and irreversible tissue damage to name a few.

Do spinal adjustments help support the positive effects of acupuncture? 
Absolutely!  Spinal adjustments are actually a big part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and are referred to as Tui Na.