Acupuncture has been practiced in China for over 3,000 years. Acupuncture is actually one branch of a system of medicine known as Chinese Medicine. Treatment methods include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, nutrition and tui-na massage.
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine works for everything (to varying degrees). It recognized, 2,500 years before the West did, that our emotions and lifestyle can profoundly influence our health and well-being. Chinese medicine is a complete system, based on an understanding of how the body, mind and spirit work. It had an integrated theory of disease that included both external pathogens and internal imbalances 2,500 years before the West did. Physical symptoms are often intimately related to how you are dealing with life emotionally. For more detailed information, see “How is 5 Element acupuncture different?” below.