What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a primary health care modality that has flourished for over 2,500 years. Its use is widespread throughout Asia and Europe. Ironically, considering its longevity, it is considered one of the newest health care modalities in America. The use of acupuncture has spread as medical practitioners from all backgrounds and training have discovered its efficacy and integrated it into their health care delivery systems.
Far more than a technique of inserting tiny threadlike needles, acupuncture’s complex system of diagnostic corollaries take into consideration the person as a whole, not just their isolated symptoms. Chinese Medicine is a practice based on discerning a “pattern of disharmony” and treating accordingly. Acupuncture treats to strengthen the physical body, prevent disease, control pain, and achieve longevity. You will find the aim practiced in Chinese Medicine, generally is not limited to eliminating or alleviating symptoms. The larger picture, rather, is to increase both the ability to function and the quality of life.