Research and evidence suggests that acupuncture has been used as a healing modality for at least 2000 years and perhaps for over 4000 years.
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, flexible, sterile needles at specific points throughout the body used to both stimulate and relax the body.
It is a form of complementary and alternative medicine and a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Stimulating specific acupuncture points corrects imbalances of the flow of “qi” (energy) through the channels known as meridians.
Acupuncture is most widely used with success for chronic pain management including arthritis but is also effectively used for fertility issues, treating addictions, stress conditions, allergies, emotional imbalances, insomnia, inflammation, respiratory conditions (asthma) and to increase general overall energy and circulation.
Check with your insurance provider to be sure but Acupuncture treatment is often covered by extended medical insurance plans.