Acupuncture has been practiced as a medicinal treatment for thousands of years. Originally used by the Chinese over 4,000 years ago, in recent years acupuncture has gained widespread acceptance in the United State as modern research has found it to be a safe, effective, and comprehensive treatment for a wide variety of common ailments.
As a method of assisting the human body in healing itself and improving bodily functions, acupuncture most often involves the insertion of sterilized, stainless steel needles that are as fine as a human hair in specific points on the surface of the skin. The insertion of the needles at these specific points has the effect of altering various physiological and biochemical conditions making it possible for the body to heal itself from a number of common illnesses and pain.
Acupuncture has proven enormously successful in bringing relief from a multitude of illnesses and conditions of pain related problems such as arthritis, back, neck, knee and shoulder pain, muscular injuries, sciatica and carpal tunnel. It has also been proven to be effective in the treatment of smoking cessation.