Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine that uses thin needles which are inserted into the body at acupuncture points. It is commonly used for pain relief, though it is also used for a wide range of other conditions.
It is rarely used alone, but rather as an adjunct to other forms of treatment. Acupuncture is a safe treatment option that has a low rate of minor adverse effects.
The general theory of acupuncture is based on patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the
body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible
for disease. Acupuncture corrects imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the
skin. It also stimulates the release of endorphins that reduces pain and enhances your
body’s natural healing process.
Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions.
- Back, neck, joint pain
- Facial pain
- Morning sickness
- Fertility problems
- Frozen shoulder
- Localized injuries
- Digestive problems
- Menopause syndrome