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Acupuncture is the insertion of sterile single-use needles in the body to help restore, redirect or rehabilitate proper circulation. Most people are aware of blood circulating through the cardiac system, but are not aware of the numerous other systems of circulation that determine a person’s health and wellness. Emerging from these systems are specific pathways (meridians) of circulation that spread to different regions of the body. On a physical level the meridians promote movement of fluids like: blood, lymph, marrow, urination and digestive fluids. On a more subtle level the are the pathways of energy referred to as Qi (pronounced, “chee”).

An acupuncturist is trained to diagnose the system of circulation in disharmony by recognizing key symptoms and observing areas of tension that are obstructing circulation through the meridians. By applying acupuncture along the meridians implicated an acupuncturist is able to treat an array of pathologies.

A typical acupuncture treatment requires the use of 1-6 acupuncture needles for twenty-to-forty minutes. After the needles are inserted the patient simply rests on the acupuncture table and often will fall asleep. Dependent on the symptoms being treated, a patient can require 1 – 8 treatments to begin restoring the patient to a robust state of wellness.

Symptoms commonly treated by acupuncture include:

  • low back pain

  • musculoskelatal pain

  • migraines

  • insomnia

  • stress

  • digestive disorders

  • fatigue

  • fibromyalgia

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • menstrual irregularities

  • infertility

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