Acupuncture, simply stated, is a health science which is used to successfully treat both pain and dysfunction in the body.

Authorities agree the science of acupuncture is between 5,000 and 7,000 years old.  Early Chinese physicians discovered there is an energy network traversing just below the surface of the skin which communicates from the exterior to the internal organs and structures through 1,000’s of acupoints on the body.  This energy works in harmony with the body’s circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, and genitourinary systems.  When the vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in a person’s system or anatomic location becomes evident.  Stimulation of one or a combination of key acupoints on the body may restore proper function to the affected area.

Acupunctures primary notoriety is the utilization of needles placed in the skin at various locations to relive pain or affect a body part.  However, acupuncture is a principal more than a technique and there are many ways to stimulate an acupoint other than a needle.  We use electronic stimulation, laser beam or pressure massage to treat an acupoint.  The principle of acupuncture does not change, only the technique.