8) Psychoemotional & Neurological Disorders
Depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, intercostal neuralgia, post-stroke paralysis, dizziness, tinnitus. In addition, acupuncture has been used for centuries throughout Asia to treat hundreds of other problems.

Q: How does acupuncture work?

A: Modern Western medicine cannot yet explain how acupuncture works. Traditional Asian acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of qi (a fine, essential substance which nourishes and constructs the body) through distinct channels that cover the body somewhat like the nerves and blood vessels. According to this theory, acupuncture adjusts the flow of qi in the body, leading it to areas where it is insufficient and draining it from areas where it is stuck and/or superabundant. In this way, acupuncture restores the harmonious balance of the body and its parts. In Chinese, there is a saying, “If there is pain, there is no free flow; it there is free flow,

there is no pain.” Acupuncture promotes and reestablishes the free flow of qi.

Q: Is acupuncture safe?

A: When performed by a competently trained, licensed professional, acupuncture is extremely safe. All licensed acupuncturists today uses individually packaged, sterile, disposable needles. So there is virtually no chance of infection of contagion.

Q: Does it hurt?

A: Acupuncture needles are typically not much thicker than a hair, and their insertion is practically painless. It is nothing like receiving an ordinary injection. In some cases, you will not even know the needles are in place. In others, there may be some tingling, warmth, heaviness, or a feeling of the qi moving up and don the channels. Most people find acupuncture extremely relaxing, and many fall asleep during treatment.