Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture has been around for over 2000 years and has proven to be very effective for pain relief in acute and chronic illness. Acupuncture is the use of very thin needles which are inserted into specific meridian points. The key principle that defines and connects all of Chinese medicine is that of Chi, or vital energy. The chi of all organs must be in balance, neither too active nor too dormant, for a person to be healthy. The chi of the body's organs and systems are all connected in meridians or channels that lie just under the skin. A Naturopathic Doctor will use Eastern theory and acupuncture to assist the body in regulating the Chi and achieving balance.