Acupuncture is part of a complete system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that originated in China 2,000 to 5,000 years ago. Outside of China, TCM has been practiced for about 200 years. So, while new to us, acupuncture has a long recorded history of efficiency and is used by nearly one third of the world’s population as a primary health care system and by countless others as an adjunctive treatment.
Acupuncture treatments entail the uncovering of patterns from patients’ seemingly unrelated symptoms. Often times we don’t think of the body as a whole. Modern diagnosis sometimes doesn’t include all of our physical, emotional and lifestyle elements when assessing a condition of dysfunction. An acupuncturist treats each body on all of these levels.
From sports injuries to emotional disorders, the treatment is designed around returning the body to the proper physical and energetic circulatory flow. Treatment often focuses on the release of muscular holding patterns, nerve entrapments and deceased lymph circulation.
Studied Benefits of Acupuncture
- Decreased Inflammation
- Increased Endorphin Release
- Increased Range of Motion
- Increased Nerve Conduction
- Increased Circulation
- Increased Rate of Healing