Acupuncture is one piece of a complete medical system known as Traditional Chinese Medicine, which dates back more than 2,000 years. Traditional Chinese Medical theory is a holistic model, where illness or discomfort is addressed by treating the root of the problem, restoring health and harmony to the entire system. The body forms disharmonies as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of daily life such as trauma, overwork, inadequate rest, improper diet, environmental pollution, bacteria, viruses, and excess emotional stress and worry.
Acupuncture is the insertion and manipulation of flexible, hair-thin needles at specific points along the body. It stimulates the nervous system to release endorphins and other chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain, changing the experience of pain and regulating the body. Through continuous treatments, acupuncture helps the body return to its natural balance, promoting healing.