Acupuncture is a practice that involves stimulating certain points on the body to enhance the movement of energy through the body and stimulate healing and general wellbeing. Traditional Chinese Medicine believe that disease is linked to disruption to flow of energy (Qi) in the body. Acupuncture most often will be done with a needle (or a pin) that penetrates the skin at certain points, along lines called meridians.
Acupuncture dates back to 100 BC. It incorporated all of a patients organ systems, their Yin and Yang (the balance of the body) and was considered a whole body approach to a symptom picture.
The modern practice of acupuncture has changed since it was first introduced. Most of the research on acupuncture focuses on alleviating pain. This can be an effective use of the treatment and many patients are treated each year for concerns such as sciatica, frozen shoulder and tendonitis.
A research study states that the top 10 reasons why people see our acupuncture are lower back pain, depression, anxiety, headaches, arthritis, allergies, general pain, female infertility, insomnia, neck pain and frozen shoulder.
Despite being extremely effective for a condition, acupuncture treatment and practice is returning to a whole body approach. If the entire system is treated, the effects are greater and longer lasting. Angela-Rae Sollows uses a whole body approach to acupuncture, no matter what your concern.