Acupuncture has been used for over 3000 years. Today, it is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) for treating a vast range of health issues, including pain, digestive disturbances, migraines, asthma, arthritis, and sciatica—to name a few.
Registered acupuncturists complete a minimum of 3000 hours of specialized training in the subtleties of Chinese medicine theory and acupuncture technique. Alternatively, health professionals can pursue training for incorporating acupuncture into their existing health practice.
Acupuncture restores the flow of energy through the body, so that the body can maintain its own health. Treatments involve the placement of sterilized, one-use-only needles at key points along the body’s energy pathways. Acupuncture needles are 1/10th the diameter of a hypodermic needle and do not hurt when inserted. While it usually takes a few sessions to feel the benefits, sometimes results are felt immediately.