An ancient system of healing; acupuncture is over 2500 years old. The oldest continuously used medical practice, to alleviate pain and to help treat various health conditions that entail stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin and soft tissue. It aims to promote and restore the balance of energy (qi), which flows throughout the body.
Acupuncture is increasingly recognized by Western medicine as an effective alternative or adjunct to conventional treatments for stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, joint conditions, low back pain, and asthma as well as for the side effects of chemotherapy and nausea related to pregnancy.
Benefits of acupuncture can extend to a wide variety of conditions; from emotional disorders (anxiety and depression) to digestive complaints (nausea, vomiting and irritable bowel syndrome).