Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that originated more than 2,500 years ago. It has endured for so long because it is effective! Acupuncture works at the bioelectrical level of the body, as opposed to a chemical level like medication. It regulates the flow of energy (Qi) in our body through pathways (meridians) that run to all organs, glands and cells. When the flow of Qi in the meridians is disrupted or blocked, pain and illness develop, as the body cannot function properly when its energy is out of balance.
By inserting very fine, sterile needles at various acupuncture points on the body, we can release these blockages and restore the body's natural flow of Qi, helping it to return to a state of health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment in over 100 medical diseases (see the whole list here) including back pain, headaches, allergies, asthma, infertility, insomnia, depression, arthritis, digestive complaints, and menstrual cramps. It's most important BENEFITS include: decreased pain and inflammation, enhanced digestive function, improved mood and reduced stress, increased circulation, invigorated immunity, and balanced hormone regulation.