What is Acupuncture?
The ancient Chinese recognized a vital energy behind all life forms and processes. They called this energy Qi (pronounced chee) and discovered that it flows in particular pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian is associated with particular physiological systems and internal organs. Acupuncture points are specific locations along these meridians and each point has an effect upon the vital energy passing through it.
In scientific terms, acupuncture has been shown to produce a number of effects.
Acupuncture treatments :
- release endorphins
- boost the parasympathetic nervous system
- enhance the immune system
- normalize endocrine function
- release painful trigger points in muscles
- effect the nervous system regulation of pain and organ function
What can acupuncture treat?
At Mission Community Acupuncture we have helped hundreds of people improve their quality of life. Let us help you get out of pain, sleep better, improve digestion, increase vitality. Whatever health issues you may have there is a very good chance that we can help you or point you to someone who can.
The World Health Organization recognizes the ability of acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine to treat over 43 common disorders including:
Disorders of the Bones, Muscles, Joints, and Nervous System, such as arthritis, headaches and migraines, neuralgia, insomnia, dizziness, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, paralysis after stroke, tennis elbow and low back, neck and shoulder pain.
Circulatory Disorders, such as anemia, hypertension, angina pectoris, arteriosclerosis.
Gastrointestinal Disorders, such as chronic diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, GERD, gastrointestinal weakness, anorexia, IBS, colitis and gastritis.
Respiratory Disorders, such as asthma, allergies, sinusitis, bronchitis.
Gynecological Disorders, such as irregular, heavy, or painful menstruation, infertility in women and men and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Urogenital Disorders, including urinary tract infections, stress incontinence, and sexual dysfunction.
Emotional and Psychological Disorders, including depression and anxiety.