The over-2,000-5,000year-old practice of tapping needles into the bodies in order to help the body to heal from ailments is growing in the West at an unprecedented rate. Though modern studies are just beginning in the field of scientific research, they are confirming what the people of Eastern Asia have known to be true for thousands of years: that acupuncture is effective for treating a vast range of conditions, from physical pain to emotional pain, from women’s health to athletic injury.
The needles we use today are sterile, one-time use, and much, much thinner than you will find at your Medical offices. Many people report not even feeling them go in, and some say it feels like a mosquito bite–but without the incessant itching afterward.
If the thought of needles makes you queasy, non-insertive techniques and modalities are available. Just ask!
Acupuncture can be used to treat: