What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine single use sterile needles into specific points on the body.

The treatment and placement of needles are based upon Chinese theory that energy or QI as it’s known, flows throughout your body and illness or pain is a result of blocked Qi. The goal of acupuncture is to regulate and restore the energetic balance within the body.

What Does Acupuncture Treat?

The World Health Organization created an official report on the effectiveness of acupuncture based on data from controlled clinical trials. It included but is not limited to treatment of the following:

Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
sprains, repetitive stress injury, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, low back pain

Nervous System Disorders
stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, headaches, stroke, neuralgia (including post-herpetic), bells palsy, nerve paralysis

Women’s Gynecological Disorders
PMS, dysmenorrhea, polycystic ovarian syndrome, infertility, menopause

Respiratory System Disorders
allergies, asthma, bronchitis

Gastrointestinal Disorders
nausea, hiccups, constipation, diarrhea, gallstones

Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
earaches, sinus inflammation, nasal inflammation or dryness, toothaches

Other Common Disorders Treated By Acupuncture
insomnia, dizziness, hypertension, addiction disorders, adjunct treatment to cancer pain or side effects, weight loss

World Health Organization Full Report Here