What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of China that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the theory that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture helps to correct imbalances of flow at identifiable points on the skin.
Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is widely practiced in the United States. Promising results have emerged its efficacy with post-operative pain, and with managing chemotherapy side-effects. Acupuncture has been proved greatly effective for addiction, headache, menstrual pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, asthma, tennis elbow, stroke rehabilitation and osteoarthritis, used as a sole treatment or in conjunction with alternative therapies