The Acupuncture & Wellness Center has successfully treated a wide range
of ailments including: addictions, allergies, arthritis, shingles, back
and knee pain, bell’s palsy, bladder conditions, chronic fatigue,
depression, digestive disorders, fatigue, fibromyalgia,
impotence, infertility, lupus, menopause, migraines and
headaches, neck, neuropathy, skin conditions, strokes, TMJ,
and weight loss.
How Does It Work?
Acupuncture has such a high success rate due to the fact that it treats the
cause of the condition. Since acupuncture allows the body to store itself to a
balanced state naturally, this allows for many positive side benefits as the
root of the problem is being addressed and not just masking the symptoms.
With such tremendous results patients and medical research institutions
alike are finding themselves questioning this ancient practice. While most
studies agree upon the healing benefits, there is no conclusive agreement as to
the “how” the needles work. One of the western theories state that the
insertion of the needles causes the central nervous system to release
endorphins, a natural occurring chemical that fights pain and promotes healing.
Practitioners of Chinese medicine have discovered there are 12 pathways of
energy, known as meridians, which run along the human body. Each meridian has a
number of pressure points supporting different areas of the body. When
stimulated, these points have been found to have healing benefits. There are
thousands of pressure points on the body, with over two hundred points in the
The use of needles is just a part of Chinese medicine. Practitioners of
Traditional Chinese Medicine also use moxabustion, cupping therapies, and
electrical stimulation to promote healing.
Moxibustion / Maxabustion
A procedure called moxibustion (or maxabustion) is often used in conjunction
with needle treatments. During moxabustion an herbal stick is used to heat the
needles. This provides additional stimulation to the pressure points allowing
the patient to heal more quickly. Most patients find this procedure very
Suction cups are often used for a procedure called, cupping, to promote
better circulation to a particular area. When these round cups are placed on
the skin, it will help bring new blood flow to the area in addition to freeing
the meridian of any blocked energy. Sometimes patients will experience slight
redness or bruising from this procedure. This is normal and will clear up
within 3 to 5 days. Primarily used for pain conditions, patients usually see
significant improvement with this procedure.
Electrical stimulation units are often hooked up to needles of key pressure
points for additional stimulation. The electrical stimulation units are much
like the ones used by physical therapists. Exciting the pressure points
promotes healing and encourages the production of endorphins, a natural
chemical which fights pain and promotes better health.