Acupuncture is the art of inserting fine, sterile, stainless steel needles into the skin at very specific points on the body. It has been traditionally used to improve the body’s function, promoting its natural healing ability. These specific points are referred to as acupuncture points and stimulation of these points has the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological responses within the body.
The growing body of evidence suggests that acupuncture can play a role in treating a wide variety of illnesses. Acupuncture is just one of the many treatments offered by Traditional Chinese Medicine. This approach dates back 2500 years and is based on an ancient Taoist philosophy that describes the interactions between yin and yang. Balance between the two occurs with the correct continual interactions.
Research into the benefits and outcomes of acupuncture for a variety of conditions has exploded in recent years and we are starting to see a wealth of scientific information that supports and expands on historical and anecdotal evidence surrounding the use of acupuncture to promote healing and wellness.