About the medicine
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is the oldest, most commonly practiced medical technique in the world. It is used by one-third of the world as a primary health care system. This medicine is concerned with the whole person and addresses itself to many levels of functioning; it treats underlying imbalances and promotes harmony within the body.
Acupuncture needles are solid but slender — only slightly thicker than a human hair. The needles used are the finest quality, stainless steel, pre-sterilized, disposable needles. Sensations vary from person to person with some clients feeling a dull, momentary ache or tingling sensation.
Chinese herbal formulas are individually prescribed and created, composed of up to a dozen herbs. Formulas are designed to address your symptoms as well as to resolve underlying causes of illness. They are given primarily in powdered form to be mixed with warm water and consumed as a drink. All herbs used are tested regularly for the highest quality, safety and potency.
What medical experts say
Acupuncture is used regularly in the United States and has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Those organizations report that acupuncture is being widely practiced by thousands of physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners worldwide for a wide range of health conditions. (See full World Health Organization list of conditions for which acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment.
Health issues addressed
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is concerned with the whole person and addresses itself on many levels. Individuals often find relief from concerns including:
- anxiety and depression
- back and joint pain
- digestive disorders