Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of China that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. In that time a wealth of knowledge has accumulated in the practice of acupuncture. Acupuncture is based on the traditional theory that there are patterns of energy flow through the body. Disruptions of this energy flow can impact your mental and physical health. Using specific diagnostic techniques, the acupuncturist chooses and stimulates certain acupuncture points to help the body’s ability to resist or overcome illnesses. The World Health Organization reviewed and analyzed a multitude of studies investigating the efficacy of acupuncture, and concluded that there is a therapeutic effect of acupuncture for almost 100 different diseases, ailments or conditions.
At Nurture we use thin, sterile, disposable acupuncture needles to help our patients using this ancient Chinese medicine. Our patients find their sessions to be pleasant and restorative. We use acupuncture based on traditional Chinese medical theory as well as current research, since we believe that the the 2,500 years of informal research along with the scientific research done in the last 50 years allows us to help our patients most effectively.
We also include adjunctive traditional therapies with our acupuncture treatments. Sometimes cupping, gua sha or moxa is used in the treatment or managements of certain conditions or disorders.