Acupuncture is a holistic modality that addresses emotional, spiritual, physical, and mental health. It's an ancient Chinese practice of inserting needles in specific points of the body to manipulate the flow of energy (Qi). Acupuncture is a key component of the healthcare system of China that can be traced back at least 2,500 years.
Acupuncture is the practice of using very fine, sterilized needles — the thickness of a hair — at pressure points to stimulate parts of the nervous system. The needles are inserted into specific points to unblock a blockage, move blood flow, and promote overall balance in the body. Acupuncture is sometimes used in holistic mental health treatment and addiction treatment programs.
Common conditions acupuncture therapy has been used to treat include: drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms, chronic pain, menstrual cramps, low back pain, infertility, insomnia, nausea, fibromyalgia, depression and anxiety, headaches and migraines, muscle aches, arthritis, asthma, digestive issues, and many more.