Acupuncture is a complete medical system that is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being.
It is effective for physical, psychological and emotional problems. Acupuncture originated in China more than 3,000 years ago and due to its proven effectiveness, has been embraced throughout the world. The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. The method by which this is accomplished, though it may seem strange and mysterious to many, has been time tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today.
The acupuncturist is able to influence health and sickness by stimulating certain areas or "meridians". Traditionally these areas or "acupoints" were stimulated by fine, slender needles. Today, many additional forms of stimulation are incorporated, including herbs, electricity, magnets and lasers. Still, the aim remains the same - adjust the "vital energy" so the proper amount reaches the proper place at the proper time. This helps your body heal itself.