Acupuncture is a 3000 year old modality, developed in China, that uses hair thin needles to stimulate the body’s natural healing mechanism. Through empirical data, over 400 points on the body have been mapped out, all intricately connected by a pathway of meridians, similar to rivers, streams, and creeks that occur on Earth. There are 12 main meridians that course the whole body. Each point on these meridians has a unique function to promote homeostasis and balance within the body. Just as a waterway can be obstructed or dammed, our body’s can become blocked or stagnated. The manifestation of this, symptomatically, will be pain, stiffness, or discomfort. The objective of needling these points on the meridians is to open up the pathway and unblock this stagnation, therefore relieving the symptoms.
Modern research has shown that acupuncture stimulates the body’s production of seratonin, dopamine, and endorphins, which contribute to our feelings of happiness, stress reduction, and pain relief, respectively. Acupuncture is generally pain free, relaxing, and most people report of a sense of euphoria, bliss, or calm, following the treatment. Acupuncture has a great track record for treating the following conditions: back pain, allergies, migraines, headaches, arthritis, anxiety, stress, reproductive issues, gastro-intestinal complaints, auto-immune disorders, any inflammatory condition, endocrine dysfunction, insomnia, skin disorders, depression, addiction, and weight loss. It’s safe (we use sterilized, one-use only needles), relaxing, and very effective.
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