About Acupuncture

human model with meridian lines & acupunture points

The History

For over 2000 years, Chinese acupuncturists have focused on and adjusted the subtle human energies known as “Qi”. Modern scientists cannot explain how the ancient healing therapy works; they simply know that it does. Recent research has shown that acupuncture produces beneficial changes in the body’s natural painkillers, anti-inflammatory agents, immune system functions, and hormonal activity.

Why Use Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?

Oriental Medicine has been effective for many common illnesses.

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders

    Toothaches, pain after tooth extraction, gingivitis, ear aches, sinusitis, rhinitis, hayfever, runny nose, and tonsillitis.

  • Respiratory Disorders

    Cold and flus, chronic sinusitis, bronchitis, bronchial asthma (in children and adults when uncomplicated), and laryngitis.

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders

    Spasm of the throat and diaphragm, hiccup, gastroptosis, gastritis, sour stomach or heartburn, duodenal ulcers, colitis, diarrhea, bacillary dysentery, nausea and vomiting, constipation, and etc.

  • Eye Disorders

    Eye vision problems, central retinitis, nearsightedness (in children), and cataracts without complications.

  • Neurological and Muscular Disorders

    Headaches, migraines, trigeminal neuralgia, pain syndrome, facial paralysis (within the first 3-6 months), Bell’s palsy, post-stroke numbness and paralysis, peripheral neuritis, neurological bladder dysfunction, bedwetting, intercostal, neuralgia, neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatica, low back pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, clenched jaws, TMJ, and etc.

  • Gynecological Disorders

    Painful periods, PMS, infertility, menopausal complaints, excessive uterine bleeding, amenorrhoea, mastitis, vaginitis, uterine fibroids, and fibrocystic breasts.

  • Stress Disorders

    Insomnia, anxiety, depression, palpitation, and hypertension, chronic fatigue sydrome, immune system difficiency, kidney problems, drugs/alcohol/smoking addiction.

The above are only the disorders either identified by the WHO or considerable Chinese research treated by acupuncture.

We can correct small energetic imbalances before they become serious health problems.

Are there side effects? There are no side effects. Quite the opposite! Relaxation and a sense of well-being often occur during and after treatment.