Acupuncture is a comprehensive form of health care that is administered through the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points that have shown to be effective in treating specific health issues. Acupuncture encourages the body’s own natural healing abilities. Acupuncture needles are completely sterilized and are stored in a sealed plastic blister pack for single use.
After use the needles are directly discarded in a disposable sharps container in properly following clean needle technique protocols to avoid infection. Acupuncture has been a part of Traditional Oriental Medicine for several thousand years and became more familiar in the US after President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972.
‘Qi’ (pronounced chee) or energy, a bioelectrical concept considered to differentiate Oriental Medicine from biochemical based Western Medicine was defined by the ancient Chinese to be the vital force essential to the functionality of all life forms. In Traditional Oriental Medicine the smooth and sufficient circulation of Qi and Blood Prostate Protocol defines our health. Circulation that becomes obstructed inhibits the body’s natural ability to heal itself allowing disease to set in. There has been many studies showing neurological and immunological responses by the body when acupuncture treatment is administered. Although more research is needed to understand acupuncture scientifically, research to date shows promise in defining it’s functionality and treatment efficacy.
A report by The World Health Organization (Acupuncture: Review and analysis of reports on controlled clinical trials ) listed over 100 conditions suitable for acupuncture treatment. The following is a partial list: general pain, fatigue, colds, flu, allergies, asthma, sinusitis, bronchitis, anxiety, depression, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, gastritis, ulcers, urinary tract infection, prostatitis, sexual dysfunction, irregular or painful menstruation, infertility, PMS, menopausal symptoms, neuralgia, migraine headaches, insomnia, dizziness, low back, neck and shoulder pain, hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis, anemia, fibromyalgia.