What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles into specific points in the body. It is sometimes done with manual or electrical stimulation.
There are two approaches to acupuncture which sometimes overlap. Traditional Chinese acupuncture is based on a belief that the needles stimulate energy flow in the body. Western Medical acupuncture adapts the traditional Chinese approach and applies a scientific method to understand and explain its effects. It combines a knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology to enhance the effectiveness of acupuncture.
Acupuncture works and is most effective when used in combination with exercise therapy, traditional therapy and medication. Acupuncture treatments should be used in combination with other therapy treatments.