Acupuncture is an age old healing modality, which utilizes placing very thin sterile single use needles into specific points on the body. These points stimulate the central nervous system and the theory behind them is based off of how the internal organs work with relation to each other and to the rest of the body. There is no separation from the internal organs to the external bones and skin, so when manipulation is done on the outside, things are changed on the inside. Due to this, acupuncture can affect any part of the body internally and externally. Along with acupuncture a variety of other adjunctive techniques are also utilized when necessary such as cupping, moxabustion, guasha, plum blossom, mineral heat lamp therapy, tuina (chinese massage) and electro acupuncture.
Acupuncture has been in existence for over 2,000 years and is a safe and effective treatment for a number of medical conditions. For a full list of conditions which acupuncture has been shown to be good for please visit the World Health Organization website here: http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.htML