Acupuncture is an old and ancient type of medicine deeply rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and the belief that Qi or “vital energy” flows through the body. When one’s Qi is blocked, due to stress, it causes an imbalance in the body that develops into an illness. Through the insertion of thin needles into specific points in the body, acupuncture helps unblock one’s Qi, promote blood circulation, and balances the body’s meridians to alleviate illnesses.
Many different types of problems may be improved through this practice alone such as pain, anxiety, insomnia, arthritis, and many more. Alternatively, it can be used in conjunction with Western medicine.
Here at AH Massage & Acupuncture, all our acupuncturists specialize in Traditional Chinese acupuncture. This type of acupuncture is based on a specific way of understanding the body and its imbalances according to TCM. While some acupuncturists may bring other perspectives and knowledge to the table, we strive to incorporate TCM in our practice as much as possible.