Acupuncture is the insertion of hair thin, sterile needles into locations on the body along pathways that relay biological information and substances. This activates the body’s qi and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power, immunity and physical and emotional health. In recent years, this time-honored healing art has gained wide acceptance as a powerful complement to conventional modern medicine.
The National Institute of Health, the World Health Organization, and other national and international health and medical bodies have come to integrate and promote acupuncture as a safe, effective, and low-cost method of treatment for a wide variety of disorders.
Acupuncture treatments usually last between 30 to 45 minutes. You will relax on a comfortable massage table while the acupuncturist inserts the needles, letting you let go and allow your body’s innate healing capability take over. Acupuncture causes the release of beta-endorphins and dopamine in the pleasure centers of the brain, and you will experience what some call an acupuncture “high”. In fact, the regulation of brain chemicals is believed to be an important factor in the way acupuncture helps millions of people overcome emotional depression, anxiety, and drug addictions.