Acupuncture is a holistic medicine practice, focusing on the person as a whole — body, mind, spirit, and emotions — to restore a state of balance with renewed health and vitality.
A component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the practice of Acupuncture is based on the theory in which disease is caused by imbalances in the yin and yang energies in our bodies. These imbalances weaken the healthy function of our organ systems, and are caused by factors including sports injury or trauma, stress, poor nutrition, environmental toxins, hormonal imbalances, or negative thoughts and emotions.
Acupuncturists insert sterile needles into specific points along the body’s Meridians, which are energy pathways connected to organ systems. Every acupuncture point has several functions which treat the underlying causes of a patient’s symptoms. Needling these points influences energy flow and directs it to where it is needed in the body to restore balance, promote healing, and revitalize the whole being.