What is Acupuncture/Chinese Medicine?
Acupuncture works via the immune, endocrine, and nervous systems and affects the local peripheral nervous system and central nervous system. It also affects neurons, electrolytes, neurotransmitters, and neuropeptides. It involves inserting sterile hair-thin needles into specific points to produce desired local and systemic effects.
Acupuncture is based on Chinese medicine, which was developed before 2500 B.C. According to Chinese medicine, the health benefits of acupuncture are a result of the movement of “chi”, a person’s life energy force. Western science continues to develop a better understanding of acupuncture, but for now, the traditional system of meridians and patterns are used to diagnosis and treat.
First visits usually last 1½ hours and follow-up visits are generally 45-60 minutes.
What Acupuncture Treats
The following conditions are recognized as treatable with acupuncture by the World Health Organization or the National Institutes of Health:Allergic conjunctivitis, tonsillitis, tooth pain, tinnitus, GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, PMS, menopause symptoms, irregular menstruation, joint pain, muscle pain, tendonitis, sprains, arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, Meniere's Syndrome, sciatica, disk problems, stroke sequelae, anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, the common cold, and many others.Visit our Practitioners page to see who offers this therapy at NCIC.