Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. Acupuncture is commonly used to alleviate pain and promote overall health. It's based on the theory that energy, called chi, flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians. Acupuncture is performed by putting very thin needles into your skin at specific points on your body. This is done to influence the energy flow.
Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health problems, such as:
o Persistent lower back pain
o Chronic tension-type headaches and migraines
o Neck pain
o Joint pain
o Depression and anxiety
o Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJD)
o Plantar Fasciitis
o Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
o Sports related injuries
o Injury prevention
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to understanding normal function and disease processes, and focuses as much on the prevention of illness as on the treatment.