Acupuncture is the 3000-year-old art of using needles to stimulate specific acupoints for a desired therapeutic effect. The Chinese perceived acupuncture as re-establishing the free flow of blocked Qi, the life force or vital energy, and maintaining the proper balance of Yin and Yang. Modern research has shown that acupoints are located in areas which have a high density of blood vessels and nerve cells, and their stimulation results in the release of beta-endorphins for pain management, neurotransmitters for neurological weakness or paralysis, and serotonin for anxiety and internal medicine conditions. Electro-acupuncture releases the body's own stem cells to repair itself. Acupuncture is now widely accepted by institutions such as NIH, Mayo Clinic and Moffitt.
TCVM is quite often effective when conventional medicine has exhausted all options, is ridden with too many risks or side effects, or is too expensive or invasive. While conventional medicine excels at acute emergency situations, TCVM excels at detecting and treating the underlying imbalances and deficiencies that cause an unhealthy state. When the two are integrated and used together, phenomenal results can be achieved.
Acupuncture may help with the following conditions: