The first thing you think of when you think of Acupuncture is likely NEEDLES.
Right? That's part of it, but only a small part. Literally...They're TINY! Think the width of about 2 hairs, maybe 3 if they're thick hairs. These needles come in various lengths for different parts of the body and are sometimes made of various metals.
So, what do they DO?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest therapies for healing out there that actually predates recorded history. Developed as one of the branches of Chinese Medicine, Nixon brought word of this therapy to the United States in the early 1970's after his trip to China. In 1997, the states finally got the National Institutes of Health to recognize acupuncture as an effective therapy. Since then, acupuncture has grown because of it's effectiveness in treating so many conditions.
In a nutshell, acupuncture works on balancing the body through the meridian energy channels that we all, as humans, possess. Particular points of these energy channels are directly correlated with our organs. Balancing out and eliminating blockages in these energy channels will allow the body to effectively heal.
Some of the conditions that we have successfully treated include essential tremors, appetite loss after chemotherapy, weight management and discomfort associated with falls.
You don't have to experience a condition to benefit from acupuncture! If you are healthy and well, acupuncture can infuse your already healthy body with energy and help it continue to stay in it's vital healing mode.
Call our office today and ask one of our helpful staff any questions you may have or to schedule your Acupuncture Exam.
** Acupuncture Charts at our wellness center and on the front window of our building were designed by Dr. Arthur Annis, one of the doctors here. His charts are for purchase and can be found at acupuncturecharts.com