Acupuncture is the art and science of regulating the body's energy to relieve pain, treat and prevent illness, and to promote health and well being. The origins of acupuncture are lost in pre-historic times. Acupuncture implements, called Bian stones, have been found in stone-age graves in China.

Modern acupuncture uses sterile, very fine, surgical stainless steel needles slightly thicker than a human hair. The needles are used once on a patient, and then disposed. In trained hands, it is safe, effective and painless.

Sometimes, rather than just inserting a needle into an acupoint, your doctor may choose to apply heat to the point, or stimulate it with very low voltage electricity (no more than is generated by a flashlight battery). These techniques are called "Moxibustion" and Electro-Stimulation. They are additional tools that your doctor may use to further stimulate the natural healing powers of your body.


Acupuncture and herbal treatments are drug-free, you avoid side effects or dependency. However, you should always inform any health practitioner about all pre-existing conditions, the names of all medications you are taking, whether you are, or could be pregnant, and if you have a cardiac pacemaker or cosmetic implants. Your acupuncturist will be able to evaluate your specific situation with this information to insure the best results.

Acupuncture treatment may be used along with other medical care to great advantage. It has been used for pain control after other medical or dental procedures, for improving healing, and to lessen the side-effects of some drugs including chemo-therapy.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Most people are surprised to learn that acupuncture needles are very thin. From ten to fifteen acupuncture needles can fit into one conventional hypodermic needle. Acupuncturists can attain a high level of skill in gently placing these tiny needles into the skin with a minimum of discomfort.

Can acupuncture be effective when other treatments have failed?

Absolutely! Each system of medicine has its own areas of greatest effectiveness. Acupuncture excels in those areas in which conventional medicine comes up short. Chronic disease, pain control, and stress related disorders are three of acupuncture and Oriental medicine's specialties.

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