Acupuncture is the oldest , professional, continually practiced medicine in the world. It has been employed as a health care modality for over 3,000 years. It is based on a complex, diagnostic system designed to both prevent and treat disease. It is well documented that preventing disease is the most cost effective way to address health issues.
Currently, East Asian medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) serves over a billion people globally. More people have been treated successfully with acupuncture that with all other health care modalities combined.
Acupuncture is a safe, effective and natural approach to help regain and maintain health and well-being. Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles in specific acupuncture points to encourage the body to return to a balanced state of health.
You do not have to believe in acupuncture in order for it o work for you. Acupuncture is used successfully on cats, dogs, horses and other animals. However, a positive attitude toward wellness may reinforce the effects of the treatment, just as a negative attitude can hinder the effect of any medical treatment.
“There is sufficient evidence of acupuncture’s value to expand its use into conventional medicine.” -National Institute of Health, 1997 Consensus on Acupuncture.