Acupuncture

shihanneedling01Acupuncture is a complete medical system that has been practiced for thousands of years in China and other Asian countries. It is used as a means of treating and preventing disease through the application of needles to the body. It is sound and safe medicine. It is general medicine that is effective in healing a wide range of problems and diseases without side effects. Any condition that you would go to an M.D. for, you may go to an acupuncturist for. It is especially effective for acute or chronic pain, reducing or eliminating the need for pain medication.

Acupuncture itself is a very simple procedure administered by inserting very fine needles into the acupoints along the different meridians (pathways of energy). This energy is called Qi (pronounced chee) in Chinese, and Ki (key) in Japanese. The insertion of these needles stimulates your body’s energy (Qi / Ki) and unblocks any obstruction of Qi, strengthens your body, helps you to heal from acute or chronic problems and balances both body and mind.

To achieve the best possible results, the method of treatment used and the selection of acupoints must be based of proper diagnosis and treatment principles, according to sound principles of traditional Chinese medicine.

meridiansThe practice of acupuncture began at the very early stages of human history and, like all of the other components of traditional Chinese medicine, its techniques have undergone more than 5,000 years of refinement. Besides extensive and detailed diagnostic and treatment prescriptions of acupoints, the instruments have also been refined. Now, disposable sterile stainless steel needles are commonly used. Just as the structure of the needles has been refined, so have the methods of application.

At Acupuncture Plus, a wide range of acupuncture therapy is practiced, including ear needling, scalp acupuncture, hand acupuncture, entire body acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, manual and electro acupuncture, Depending on your diagnosis, the acupuncturist will utilize the most effective method he/she thinks will benefit you individual condition and constitution the most.