What Is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is the gentle insertion of thin, sterile needles on strategic points of the body to stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself. An acupuncture needle is much finer than the familiar hypodermic needle – in fact, 15 acupuncture needles fit into the opening of a hollow needle used for injections. Many think acupuncture may hurt, but soon discover that treatment at Family Acupuncture is actually a relaxing experience.
Family Acupuncture is devoted to our patient’s health and safety, therefore, sterile acupuncture needles are only used once for you and then disposed of properly.
How Acupuncture Works
- Stimulates Natural Healing Responses
- Long Lasting Results
Through thousands of years of experience, Traditional Chinese Medicine has created a map of the body that includes pathways called meridians, through which blood and oxygen flow to nourish the organs. Think of this as a roadmap to your health – when flow is interrupted (like a traffic jam) symptoms occur.
The meridian pathways have specific points for healing that are stimulated by an acupuncture needle. The brain responds to the needle as a stimulation, and the nervous system responds with a healing reaction. Studies show that acupuncture increases blood cell counts, endorphins, and serotonin levels – the body’s natural pain relieving and healing chemicals. Studies also show that chemicals associated with immune system function stay elevated for days following an acupuncture treatment.
The improved circulation of blood and the body’s natural healing responses reduce inflammation, relieve stress, and strengthens one’s health.
Give us a call today with any questions you have on Acupuncture in Jupiter FL and Greater Palm Beach County.