Acupuncture increases the levels of endorphins.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and is defined by inserting very fine sterile needles into specific locations or points in the body. TCM theory is based on the idea that vital energy or Qi (chee) flows freely through a complex network of meridians in the body. Any disruption of this flow of Qi can cause illness or pain. Acupuncture is used to correct any imbalance and maintain the harmonious free flow of Qi, thus eliminating illness or pain. Studies have shown that Acupuncture increases the levels of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller, in the cerebrospinal fluid. Acupuncture can be used in acute and chronic conditions as well as a preventative medicine to maintain optimal health.

Acupuncture and other Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities have been used for thousands of years to treat a vast array of health problems and afflictions. Here are some common conditions successfully treated through acupuncture:

  • Addiction
  • Allergies/Asthma
  • Anxiety/Depression/Stress
  • Arthritis/Back Pain/Joint Pain/Muscle Pain/Tendonitis
  • Common Cold
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Diabetes
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypertension
  • Infertility/Irregular Menstrual Cycles/Menopausal Symptoms/Pregnancy/Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Urinary Tract Infection

I was caught in a cycle of insomnia and extreme fatigue during the day. I felt tired and wired and knew my nervous system was out of balance. My medical doctor prescribed Prozac and Xanax, but I didn’t want to feel “drugged.” A friend recommended I try acupuncture and I am amazed at how balanced I feel! After my 3rd visit, I was sleeping hours at a time, and not dragging all day long. I finally feel like there is hope for me, and the only side effect is more energy! — A.H.

Patient presents symptoms of floaters in eyes, arthritis, and swelling in ankles. Acupuncture is helping reduce symptoms in all areas. — N.M.

Patient presents symptoms of pain to the left side of the back and right side of the neck. Patient’s response: “Pain is pinpointed to the area but rarely felt. Pain starts back 2 days prior to 2 weeks appointment. Before it was constant, but now it is barely there. — D.M.

Before I came to your office for acupuncture I was dealing with the after-effects of shingles on my face. Pretty intense itching and just generally uncomfortable and ‘twitchy’ around my forehead and eye. Now it is much better! Irritation has subsided substantially and the uncomfortable feeling is almost gone! — M.G.

I suffer from IBS with constipation, leg pain, knee and hip arthritis. I have had 3 sessions of acupuncture with Erin and have noticed a huge difference in my IBS problem. Better bowel movements and less flatulence. Will continue using acupuncture for this problem. Also noticed better hip movement and less leg pain. Love it! — A.M.

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