Acupuncture is an ancient medical therapy that has been developed and refined over the past 5000 years. The theory and practices of acupuncture and acupressure were developed in China thousands of years ago and have now spread across the globe and across medical disciplines. Acupuncture helps restore the flow of Qi/Energy throughout the body and support healthy nervous system function. Acupuncture has been show to be effective as a component of treatment for many medical conditions including acute pain, addiction, anxiety, asthma, chronic pain, constipation, depression, diarrhea, eczema, fatigue, infertility, irritable bowel syndrome, and psoriasis to name a few.
Acupuncture is utilized best when points are based on a Comprehensive Health Assessment. In this way, the treatment is specific and appropriate for each individual patient. Several point selection protocols exist and can be followed to treat conditions but it is always best to have a thorough evaluation prior to treatment.