What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of therapy and of health maintenance first developed over 5,000 years ago. Specific points on the skin are stimulated in order to affect an energy balance in the body. These points are located on channels of energy called meridians. This energy circulates through all the organs and parts of the body. There is a continuous circulation of energy from one channel to the other. Stimulation of one or a combination of key acupoints on the body may restore harmony to the affected area.

If we were to compare a 175 pound man on one end of seesaw and a 45 pound child on the
other end, it becomes obvious the seesaw would be “broken” due to the fact the heavier
person would be sitting on the ground, and the lighter would be dangling in the air. Even
though the seesaw is producing a symptom of being broken – extensive examination
would not reveal anything wrong with the seesaw. The obvious answer is in the balance.
Correction of the balance corrects the problem.

Acupuncture works by restoring the body’s energy balance by utilizing a combination of
acupoints located on meridians. This is accomplished by a variety of means, the needle is
just one of many.

Historians have stated, “More people have benefited from acupuncture over the course
of fifty centuries than the combined total of all other healing sciences, both ancient and

Acupuncture is effective in the following conditions:

Acute and chronic pain relief, migraine, tension, cluster and sinus headaches, trigeminal
neuralgia, bladder dysfunction, bed wetting, cervical (neck) pain, and mid-back pain, low
back pain, shoulder, tennis elbow, post-operative pain relief, gastric problems, asthma,
allergies, skin conditions, hemorrhoids, abnormal blood pressure, fatigue, anxiety,
neurologic syndrome, various eye problems, etc., etc.