Acupuncture is a pre-scientific theory of inserting tiny sterilized needles into specific acupuncture points. The practice of acupuncture was developed over thousands of years and used to treat specific imbalances in the human body and as pain control.

The National Institutes of Health  recognizes acupuncture’s benefits when added to treatment protocols for:
  • Back Pain
  • Insomnia
  • Neck Pain
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Stress Relief 
  • Joint pain

Below are a few theories on the mechanism of acupuncture:

Reducing pain by normalizing the autonomic nervous system.

Manipulates the electrical system of the body by creating or enhancing closed-circuit transport in tissues allowing the transfer of material and electrical energy between normal and injured tissues.

Acupuncture effects higher brain areas, stimulating secretion of beta-endorphins and releases neurotransmitters which influence the immune system.

States that regulate the practice of Acupuncture require a college degree in Oriental medicine, clinical practice followed by NCCAOM Board Certification and then meeting specific state requirements for licensing.  You can read about your state’s requirements by logging onto

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