Acupuncture is a time tested, safe, low risk modality which involves puncturing the skin at specific anatomical sites to relieve symptoms associated with disease or imbalance. Very thin, hair-like, sterilized needles are inserted superficially in to the skin creating a heavy sensation in the body.
Acupuncture stimulates the body to release blockages thus reestablishing equilibrium and promoting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
What to Expect from the Acupuncturist
It is thought that the acupuncture points, when stimulated, release endogenous analgesic mechanisms in the body. Generally, needles are left in from 20-30 minutes to achieve desired outcomes of therapy. This treatment is ideal for painful, chronic, inflammatory conditions among hundreds of other health conditions.