Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that has become accepted in Western circles as an effective alternative medical procedure. It has been used for thousands of years to treat myriad ailments.

Acupuncture operates on the premise that a vital energy (called Qi) circulates through the body along defined pathways or meridians. Our health and wellness, mental outlook and even our skin texture is linked to the flow of this energy.

Using ultra thin needles, the acupuncturist stimulates certain points along these pathways to clear any blockages, restore balance and allow Qi to flow where it is deficient and away from areas where it is excessive. This improves endocrine levels and circulation, can help ease inflammation and pain, and enhance energy.

What can acupuncture help? Here is a partial list of condtions that are often effectively treated by acupuncture:

Headaches, flu and common cold, sinusitis, allergy, asthma, coughing, stroke, hypertension, elevated heart rate, coronary artery disease, stomachache, diarroea, constipation, hemorrhoids, hernia, cystitis, dizziness, insomnia, facial palsy, sciatic nerve pain, neck pain, lower back pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, shingles, fibromyalgia, arthritis, menstrual irregularity and cramps, menopause symptoms, hormone imbalance, nausea and vomiting, tinitus, depression, stress management, fatigue, weight control, eczema, hives, facial rejuvenation, and addiction.

Meditation can improve the response to acupuncture. The key to meditation is to concentrate on our breath. This allows us to be more aware of the present moment. Our mind is more connected to our body, and our energy becomes harmonious. Our own energy becomes the best medicine.