Acupuncture is one of the modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine that stimulates your body’s natural healing process. Fine needles are inserted into the body on meridian points that enhance the body’s systems. Decades of Western electromagnetic research has confirmed the existence and location of these points. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture activates the flow of energy that nourishes tissues, stimulates blood flow and returns healthy sensation.
The needles we use are sterile and single-use. They are very thin and designed not to cause discomfort. Their insertion is often gentle and shallow and the experience of having acupuncture is in no way like having an injection.
While each person experiences acupuncture differently, most people feel only a minimal amount of sensation as the needles are inserted. Once the needles are in most of our patients tell us that they experience a feeling of relaxation and well-being that lasts for many hours after the treatment.
Electroacupuncture is a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles. Another term is Percutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (PENS). This practice augments the use of regular acupuncture needles, can restore health and well-being, and is particularly good for treating pain.