What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the important components of Traditional Chinese Medicine.   Acupuncture means the stimulation of a certain point or points on or near the surface of the body by the insertion of needles to prevent or modify the perception of pain or to normalize physiological functions, for the treatment of certain diseases or dysfunctions of the body and includes the techniques of electroacupuncture, cupping, and moxibustion.

What do acupuncturists do?

Acupuncturists not only use acupuncture to treat diseases, but also to strengthen the human body's physical condition, to prevent disease, to promote health and quality of life, and to achieve longevity.


How does acupuncture work?

According to the classical doctrines of Chinese medicine, there is an unceasing flow of "life energy", or Qi, throughout the human body.  This vital energy originates from the major organs, and flows along the continuous circulatory channels called meridians.  When the flow is blocked or not in balance, one will feel ill or pain.  Substantial biological and neurological evidence demonstrates that acupuncture may serve to stimulate the release of endogenous morphine-like substances, endorphins, which in turn mediate the analgesic effect of a natural pain-suppression system in the brain.


Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is safe!  As the medical report of JAMA stated: "in the hands of competent physicians, acupuncture is a method that is free from discomfort or side effects..." Dr. Chen and Dr. Wei both have more than 30 years of clinical experience.  The medical equipment are sterilized and needles are disposable for prevention of infections.


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