What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient healing art with modern evidence to back it up. Acupuncture has been performed on millions of patients throughout the world and is more than 2,500 years old. Through acupuncture, conditions such as headaches, tiredness, pain, digestive problems, and arthritis can be treated successfully.
A typical acupuncture treatment involves the placement of 2-10 needles. Many people who have never experienced acupuncture are, at first, hesitant to have this kind of treatment. However, acupuncture needles are very thin and many patients do not feel anything more than a slight amount of pressure when the needle is inserted.
Depending on the condition that is being treated the needles may stay in for approximately 45 minutes. In addition, the needles may be attached to an electrical stimulation unit so that the sore or injured area can be treated more effectively.
At Life 'n Balance we use acupuncture as a treatment in and of itself, provided by a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, or as an adjunct therapy included in a naturopathic or chiropractic treatment. If you would like to try acupuncture please let us know. The benefits of acupuncture have been established; now is the time for you to experience it for yourself.