What is acupuncture?
It is likely that more people have been treated by Chinese medicine throughout history than by any other formalized system of medicine. This model of medical practice is based on natural laws describing the movement of life energy in nature and the body. Acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world and is used by one-third of the world as a primary healthcare system.
This life energy, called chi, courses through the body in channels similar to rivers that course through the earth. When the chi in the body is full and moving properly, health is promoted. When the chi is moving disharmoniously, illness can begin. Even everyday stresses like deadlines and disappointments can disrupt the harmonious movement of chi. Hence stresses compounded over time can lead to symptoms later. My intervention treats the underlying imbalances rather than only the most obvious symptoms. In addition, treatment now can prevent symptoms later.
Acupuncture has become widely accepted in the United States and been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The report from a Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture, held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1997, stated that acupuncture is widely practiced by thousands of physicians, dentists, and acupuncturists for the relief or prevention of pain and for various other heath conditions.