What is Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a family of procedures originating in China, the most well known of which involves penetrating specific points on the skin with stainless steel needles. Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used forms of natural, traditional medicine in the world—dating back 5000 years. It is based on the ancient Chinese theory of the flow of Qi (Energy) and Xue (Blood) through distinct meridians or energy pathways that cover and fill the body, somewhat like the nerves and blood vessels do. Healthy, open meridians where energy and blood can flow freely are essential for optimal health. Acupuncture treatment is rendered based on Chinese medical diagnosis, which includes assessment of pulse quality, shape and color of the tongue, medical history, and whole body evaluation. Chinese medicine and acupuncture work to treat the whole patient and the root of a problem.
What can be treated by acupuncture
The acupuncturists based out of Evolve all have a great deal of education and have treated many illnesses with acupuncture. Some issues acupuncture may be a very effective against are:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Acute/chronic back and hip pain
- Knee pain