Acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago, and over the past three decades, its popularity has significantly grown in the U.S. Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin, painless needles in a patient's skin at strategic points in the body, known as meridians. By inserting needles into these pathways, energy flow is re-balanced, which improves overall health, and specific conditions can be targeted for treatment.
A recent Mayo Clinic study documents that acupuncture has been shown to effectively stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue in the body, which in turn boosts the activity of the body's natural painkillers and increases blood flow.
Acupuncture provides all-natural, effective treatments for issues such as pain management, infertility, allergies, depression and stress-related issues, insomnia, head aches, weight loss and smoking/drinking addictions. Another key point of acupuncture is that, unlike prescription medications and surgeries, there are no side effects from acupuncture, as it is one of the safest, all-natural treatments available.