What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a safe, effective, and drug-free therapy that has been used to address a wide variety of common ailments and problems. At its core, acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points throughout the body, typically with slender filaments, to alleviate pain, treat various diseases, reduce stress and far more.
Acupuncturists learn how to recognize, diagnose, and treat diseases by increasing the circulation of Qi (pronounced chee) or “vital air” with the appropriate placement of needles into specific body points.
The filaments used in acupuncture differ greatly from the more commonly known hypodermic needles associated with Western medicine. These are as slender as a human hair. With acupuncture, very thin, sterile, stainless steel needles are used to encourage the body’s own natural immune and healing responses.