Acupuncture is a treatment derived from ancient Chinese medicine (and Japanese) in which fine needles are inserted at certain sites in the body for therapeutic or preventative purposes.
This results in the body producing pain-relieving substances, such as endorphins which are responsible for the beneficial effects seen through this practice.
What can it help with?
Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility. There are two different types:
Western Medical Acupuncture
The use of acupuncture after a proper medical diagnosis. It is based on scientific evidence that shows the treatment can stimulate nerves under the skin and in muscle tissue.
Based on the belief that an energy, or “life force”, flows through the body in channels called meridians. This life force is known as Qi (pronounced “chee”). Practitioners who adhere to traditional beliefs about acupuncture believe that when Qi does not flow freely through the body, this can cause illness. They also believe acupuncture can restore the flow of Qi, and so restore health.
The acupuncturists at CP Medical clinic are able to offer both types.