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Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest healing practices. It stimulates specific points on the body – using ultra-thin needles – to remove blockages in the patient’s energetic flow and thus restore and maintain health.
Acupuncture is a widely accepted form of treatment with proven results. Explanations of how it works depend on cultural orientation:
- Ancient oriental practitioners describe Qi energy flowing through the body. Illness or pain can occur when the flow of Qi is obstructed. Acupuncture influences and balances Qi by stimulating specific points along the body’s meridians connecting all major organs.
- Western practitioners describe the body’s pattern of sensory receptors and nerves that transmit impulses to the brain. Acupuncture stimulates these areas of electrical sensitivity to release neurotransmitters and endorphins to reduce pain and influence the body’s hormonal system.
Acupuncture is a proven treatment for a broad range of conditions, from back pain and respiratory matters to gynecological and gastrointestinal problems. Though an ancient technique, acupuncture is recognized today for its effectiveness in treating anxiety, depression and stress, as well as various addictions.
Under the guidance of Natural Health Works’ experienced, licensed acupuncturists, your treatment can range from a single visit to over a period of several weeks, depending on the condition being treated. While normally nearly painless, improper needle placement can cause soreness, which is why it is important to seek treatment from qualified acupuncturists such as those at Natural Health Works.