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Acupuncture is one healing modality used by doctors of traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years.  Acupuncturists insert fine needles into certain points located all over the body that are thought of as energy centers.  The needles act as conduits to move, shift, concentrate or dissipate Qi (energy), depending on the imbalances in the body.  Acupuncture points are located on meridians or pathways linking the entire human organism and help the body in regulating health.   Acupuncture has been proven to be effective in treating many disorders and the World Health Organization has a list of the many ailments that acupuncture can successfully treat.  You can view this information by clicking on the following link:   http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s4926e/s4926e.pdf 

Acupuncture has been used by cultures all over the world, but the more widespread popularity of this healing treatment started in the 1970’s.  Many western physicians, physiotherapists, and chiropractors use acupuncture as an adjunct to regular treatments for achieving better results.  Acupuncturists have rigorous academic training usually lasting 4 to 5 years.  They are familiar with concepts and practices that only intense schooling can provide, and they are required to continue their education by attending professional seminars.  This ensures that practicing acupuncturists can give the best quality care to their patients.

 

What is Acupuncture?

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. ~World Heath Organization, 1948