Acupuncture is a traditional form of Chinese medicine that uses points along the body to stimulate local areas for relief of pain and influence the internal organs so they may work more efficiently.
Though acupuncture is only now becoming widely acknowledged in the West, its clinical use in China spans thousands of years. Over time, techniques have been passed down from one generation to the next, documenting the details of treating specific conditions. The depth of knowledge within Chinese medicine makes many other system of medicine appear small in comparison. As acupuncture continues to evolve and blossom in the west, it becomes more clinically relevant with each passing year.
Acupuncture can be done in conjunction with botanical medicine, nutrition and cupping therapy to increase the overall efficacy of each modality. Together, they comprise the body of what is known as Chinese medicine, enabling the treatment of a broad spectrum of modern conditions.