What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is one of the pillars of Chinese Medicine and is part of an ancient health system called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
TCM is founded on a holistic view of health, believing that every part of the body is connected to every other part. In this way, the hands are not separate from the feet, the heart is not separate from the stomach, and the mind is not separate from the body. The way the body parts affect another is through the meridian system: an intricate web of communication that flows all over the body.
To encourage the proper flow of energy, very fine acupuncture needles are placed into specific spots on the body to facilitate healing. Acupuncture can treat physiological and mental functions, alleviate symptoms and stress, and provide pain relief. Acupuncture can treat over 100 medical conditions, including: