Acupuncture is an essential part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
The process entails the gentle insertion of very fine, sterile needles into specific areas (meridians) of the body to promote emotional and physical health and balance.
Acupuncture needles are made of medical grade, surgical stainless steel. In general they are painless, or cause a mild sensation - and in most cases patients rest comfortably or fall asleep during treatment.
The efficacy of acupuncture treatment to enhance immunity, regulate internal systems (i.e. blood pressure, heart rate, hormone balance, pain relief, etc.) and treat common conditions has been researched extensively.
Institutions such as the National Health Institute (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI) , Harvard Medical Center and Stanford University have lauded its impact both palliatively and in preventative care.
Practiced throughout China, Japan and Korea for thousands of years, and now prevalent throughout communities, clinics and hospitals world-wide, acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine.