The practice comes from traditional Chinese medicine. Scientific studies have confirmed its effectiveness for some conditions. Acupuncturists who follow more traditional/ancient Chinese principles focus exclusively on directing the flow of qi (pronounced “chee”), or energy, through the body. Other practitioners apply Western medicine, using the needles to stimulate the body’s systems. Many acupuncturists use a combination of both approaches.
With the placement of very thin steel needles inserted into the skin to specific points in the body will be stimulated. The goal is to relieve a health condition or symptom, such as pain.
At The Spine Institute, some of the conditions typically treated through Acupuncture include Spinal pain, Muscle Spasms or Cramps, Headaches, Arthritis, Anxiety, Sleep Disturbances Shoulder and Knee Pain