About Acupuncture

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine that originated in China over 3000 years ago. Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which includes the practice of Chinese herbal medicine. Acupuncture is a medical practice, so it is used to treat not only pain but other systemic health issues.

Why do acupuncture?

Many Americans come to acupuncture when they feel they have reached the limits of Western medicine. This often occurs when they are having multiple health problems, when they want to eliminate or reduce medication use, or when they want to treat the root cause of their health problems instead of just the symptoms.

What is Qi?

Qi roughly translates as “energy”, but is more than simple energy. Qi is our life force, that spark that makes us who we are.

What are the channels?

The channels are an interconnected series of pathways throughout the body along which Qi travels.

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