Christina Reddy L.Ac
With over 3,000 years of history Acupuncture is a safe, natural, and effective therapy that treats not only the symptoms of illness and disease but also the underlying cause for those symptoms.
According to WHO (World Health Organization) acupuncture is effective for treating 28 conditions, while evidence indicates it may have an effective therapeutic value for many more.
How does it work and what can it treat?
Acupuncturists practice a tradition that begins with a deep understanding of human anatomy and physiology. This ancient medicine uses around over 400 specific points on the surface of the skin.
Acupuncture is administered through the insertion of hair-thin needles into specific points around the body. When an acupuncturist gently inserts a needle, they accesses nerve centers that result in physiological or biochemical responses from the brain. Needling of these acupuncture points can trigger relief from pain, induce deep relaxation, or even help with digestive issues. During your session, your acupuncturist may use other modalities such as cupping, electric stim (similar to a TENS unit) or moxa (a warming herb). You can learn a little more about these additional modalities on our modalites page.
Acupuncture is great for relieving acute or chronic pain, pain associated with structural or spinal ailments such as sciatica, low back pain and neck pain. With major inflammation or chronic arthritic pain, acupuncture can give you lasting comfort when other therapies only mask or hide the pain. Evidence also shows that acupuncture sessions can provide relief from stress and anxiety, insomnia and also aid the general effectiveness of anti-depressant drugs.
In some cases, results are best when acupuncture treatments are regular and consistently administered over time.
The range and scope of acupuncture as a healing art is incredible. Even the human reproductive system can benefit from sessions. For centuries, acupuncture has been used to boost fertility. Contemporary studies show evidence to support the same. Before you put your family through expensive testing, an experienced professional Acupuncturist may be able to help.
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture & TCM has proven effective in the treatment of:
And many more!