Acupuncture is one of the world’s oldest forms of medicine, which originated in China approximately 3,000 years ago. For thousands of years acupuncture treatment has been successfully and safely assisting patients with various ailments and disorders in a gentle, non-invasive fashion. The side effects of acupuncture are low when treatment is performed by a nationally and board certified acupuncturists. Through the use of sterile, single-use, hair-thin acupuncture needles, acupuncturists balance the vital energy (Qi) of the body by utilizing specific acupuncture points on meridians. Through the use of refined needle insertion, acupuncture points can be stimulated with comfortable and ease. This traditional and extremely powerful form of medicine has shown positive results within the mind, body and spirt of millions of patients.
Scientific research suggests that acupuncture works to stimulate the body to release chemicals into the nervous system and into the bloodstream. The release of chemicals changes the experience of pain and triggers the release of other substances that influence the body's innate ability to health.
Acupuncture is rooted in concept of total vitality. Patients with presenting symptoms such as chronic low back pain, tension headaches, fertility issues, anxiety, insomnia, digestive discomfort or any other issues that affect their daily living, are considered warning signs that their health is out of balance. Acupuncture works as the ultimate form of preventative and restorative medicine. Acupuncture works to re-establish harmony by stimulating acupuncture points with specific needle insertion techniques to restore total vitality.
What happens during acupuncture treatment?
During the first acupuncture treatment North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine will review the patient's health history, including medications, diets and daily habits. Additionally, we will access meridians, acupuncture points, obtain pulse diagnosis, Through observation and diagnosis tools, we are able to gather extensive information relating to your health, and determine what treatment plan is best for your individual health. As a result, an individualized health care plan is created to restore balance and harmony within the body. It is the goal of North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine to restore each patient back to a state of inherent health and vitality regardless of how acute or chronic a symptom or disease may be.