What is Acupuncture & How Does it Work?

Acupuncture is a healing art that is over 2500 years old. It is part of a complete medical system and integrated approach to health maintenance and treatment of disease based on the concept of Qi (or “chi”) — often translated as universal life energy — that circulates within every living being through channels. Good health depends on the smooth flow of Qi through every organ.

Acupuncture uses very fine, hair thin needles at specific points on meridians of the body to gently balance of the flow of Qi regulating the function of the related organs.

Scientific research has proven that stimulating acupuncture points will result in specific physiological reactions affecting brain activity, blood pressure, heart rate, nervous system, endocrine and immune system.  These reactions have been documented to last up to 72 hours after the treatment.  Acupuncture is also shown to help the body to achieve a state of homeostasis. Acupuncture can strengthen the body’s immune system by mobilizing the natural defense power inside the human body to reduce inflammation and fight infection. It has also been proven that acupuncture triggers the natural production of endorphins, the body’s own internal pain-killers.