Body Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment. Utilized as a health care practice for over 3,000 years it is safe, effective, drug-free and a natural therapeutic modality. It is recognized by the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization to be effective in the treatment of many common ailments including:

  • Low Back Pain
  • Stress
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Issues

Body acupuncture is the insertion of acupuncture needles into specific acupuncture points or non-specific tender points when treating painful conditions. Needles utilized will vary in size depending upon the area of the body being treated. In some instances the needles will be inserted at or surrounding a painful area, however in conditions that are non-painful in nature, needles are applied based on point prescriptions developed according to  the patient's diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The length of time that needles remain inserted and the recommended future duration and frequency of treatment sessions is determined by the Acupuncturist and is based on such determining factors such as the severity of the condition being treated, wether the condition is acute or chronic, and the goals of the patient. Body acupuncture needles may be augmented by use of heat applied indirectly to the needles or the use of electrical stimulation to the needles to increase the effectiveness of the needles in certain conditions. Body acupuncture can also be complimented with Auricular(Ear) Acupuncture