Acupuncture promotes and improves the bodys natural self healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites known as acupoints. The methods used to achieve this uses fine sterile needles which are inserted into the skin. Heat, pressure or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other techniques include moxibustion, manual massage, heat therapy, cupping and the application of topical herbal medicines and liniments.
Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the immune systems, cardiovascular system, digestive system nervous system and endocrine. By stimulating the body’s various systems acupuncture can relieve and resolve pain, improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.