Acupuncture is a modality of Oriental Medicine. Oriental Medicine is an ancient medical art that dates back over 3000 years and is invaluable in assisting the body in its own natural healing. Oriental Medicine is blend of acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and exercise.
Only pre-sterilized, single use Japanese needles, which are extremely, thin (hair-like), are used. The needles are then left in place for 20-30 minutes to promote relaxation and influence chemical and physiological changes.
“One of the advantages of acupuncture is that the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures for the same conditions.” 1997 NIH Consensus Development Conference.