Acupuncture holds an invisible life forced call qi (pronounced chee) that travels up & down the body in 14 meridians. Illness & pain are due to blockages and imbalances in qi. The process of acupuncture is the insertion of thin needles into the body at precise points that unblock the meridians and can treat everything from asthma to arthritis, acne to anxiety, stress to infertility. Acupuncture also increases the blood flow in treated areas and subsides inflammation. Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with other types of therapies and is useful in counteracting the side effects of aggressive treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation.
Acupuncture needles are a single use, filiform sterile needle inserted into specific points on the body. With this gentle insertion acupuncture increases oxygen and blood flow to the cells and allows the body to block pain receptors and stimulate the secretion of the body’s natural pain killers.