Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine that originated in China over 5,000 years ago. The intent of acupuncture is to alleviate pain and suffering by promoting health. It's based on the theory that energy, called chi (say "chee"), flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.
Acupuncture uses fine, slender needles to stimulate areas along specific channels of the body. There are over 500 specific points, or “acupoints”, located on our body. Each acupuncture point elicits a different response to our nervous system, endocrine system, hormonal system, and vascular system. While some may be quick to assume that acupuncture is painful, many patients report a feeling of deep relaxation and increased energy both during and following treatment.
Acupuncture is designed to help facilitate blood flow, remove muscle obstructions, and relax the nervous system. It offers an effective treatment for pain control, fertility issues, stress, etc. Those who undergo treatment at our facility may experience a decrease in ongoing pain and improvement in sleep and digestive issues. At Main Street Naturopathic Clinic, we're committed to providing effective, comprehensive acupuncture treatments in a warm, welcoming environment. So if you're thinking about acupuncture, we invite you to visit our facility to learn more.
Contact Main Street Naturopathic Clinic today for further information or to schedule an appointment.