Acupuncture is a holistic approach to healthcare used to alleviate pain and promote overall health. Acupuncture uses needles placed along the meridians that run throughout the body. Today, acupuncturists also use lasers, magnets and electric pulses in addition to needles.
Each meridian point has a specific purpose and acupuncture therapy can assist to unblock and repair meridian channels with vital energy or "Qi". Through the stimulation of the meridians, an acupuncturist is able to restore function, improve health and assist with bringing homeostasis to the patient.
Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:
- Persistent lower back pain
- Chronic tension-type headaches and migraines
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Postoperative pain
- Depression and anxiety
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.