What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a holistic and nurturing whole-body approach to healing. This is done by carefully inserting fine sterile needles to stimulate important acupuncture meridian points found across the body, which activate the body’s innate healing abilities acupuncturists call Qi (pronounced “chee”). According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Qi is the vital energy that animates the body and protects it from illness.

Qi can become disrupted by physical and emotional trauma, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, and poor diet. Normally the body can easily return to homeostasis, but if disruption is excessive or prolonged, illness, pain, or disease can occur.

Acupuncture can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless way to treat a wide variety of medical conditions. Below are some of the conditions acupuncture can help with:

AllergiesFertilityNeck Pain
Peptic Ulcer
ArthritisGastritisPremenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
AsthmaHeadachesPostoperative Pain
Autoimmune DiseaseHypertension Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Back Pain  Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Sciatica
Carpal Tunnel SyndromeInsomniaSprains
Colds and FluKnee PainStress
DepressionMenopauseTennis Elbow
DiabetesMultiple SclerosisTemporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)
Digestive DisordersMuscle Tension and PainTobacco Addiction
Facial Pain Weight Loss

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Bloomquist and discover if acupuncture can help you!

Resource: Acupuncture Media Works