Acupuncture is the ultimate modulator of stress response.  It originated in China more than 3,000 years ago and has been embraced throughout the world.  Acupuncture concentrates on prevention and understanding one's own makeup and focuses on how to balance and strengthen the body, mind and spirit allowing the body's own natural healing mechanisms to work to their fullest potential. Imbalances in the body are a precursor to disharmony and disease of the mind and body.  Because our world is ever evolving, our bodies are constantly adjusting to new environments and when these environments become imbalanced we may experience dis-ease.

Acupuncture is a complete medical system that is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. It is effective for a full range of physical, psychological and

 

emotional problems.  Acupuncture releases endorphins which are related to opiates, the body's natural pain relievers.  You can control pain and even stress with acupuncture.

Understanding that the body is a complex bioelectric system is the very foundation of acupuncture.  Energy circulates throughout the body along well-defined pathways.  Points on the skin along these pathways are energetically connected to specific organs, body structures and systems.  If this energy circulation is disrupted, optimum function is affected, resulting in pain or illness. Using only sterile and disposable needles, acupuncture points are stimulated to balance the circulation of energy, which influences the health of the entire being.