Acupuncture is a 3000 yr old ancient Chinese healing practice. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on a very different approach to wellness when compared to Western medicine. Western medicine views the body as a sum of parts, where every part has a separate diagnosis. Western diagnoses are linear, there is an onset , a beginning and an end. Traditional Chinese Medicine views the body as a whole, likens the body to a living world , with influences like wind, cold, heat, dryness . darkness and light. A disease is caused by an imbalance of positive and negative influences, of an excess or deficieny of "chi", so the diagnosis isn't symptom based. Acupuncture works by balancing various energy channels through the placement of 4 to 10 tiny painless needles in acupuncture points.
Acupuncture points are used for surgical anesthesia in China. MDs have referred many patients to this office, for complimentary medicine treatment, with immediate positive results.