Over 4000 years ago, the ancient Chinese discovered that life energy or Qi (pronounced chee) flows over and into the body through pathways called meridians. Points on these meridians can be stimulated with fine needles to adjust and balance the flow of energy allowing the body to heal itself. Scientists have recently found that insertion of needles into specific acupuncture sites releases endorphins and other chemicals that have an effect all over the body. These neurotransmitters help relieve pain, aid the immune system and improve organ function.What type of problems benefit from acupuncture? We've had success with acupuncture treating many acute and chronic problems including: chronic pain, back pain, disc problems, arthritis, tendon problems, paralysis, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, impaction, behavioral problems, chronic coughs, and otherconditions.
How many treatments are needed? It depends on the nature, severity and duration of the disease. A single treatment may be enough for an acute condition. A series of 3-10 treatments can resolve many chronic problems. Some degenerative conditions may need monthly to quarterly treatments over time. "It matters not whether medicine is modern or ancient, it only matters that it produces a result"