Acupuncture is one of the oldest continuously practiced systems of healing in the world. It is based on the belief that ailments result from imbalances in the body. It is a safe, natural, drug-free and effective means of strengthening and supporting the body to heal itself. Acupuncture is governed by the underlying principle of harmony and achieving balance. Accupuncture treatment can help relieve symptoms of many common ailments. Most people find through the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbs that they are leading healthier lives and have more energy than they had in years. Due to its success, acupuncture has become more and more popular throughout the world.

How Does Acupuncture work?

The ancient Chinese recognized a vital energy behind all human life. They called this energy Qi (pronounced chee). This energy (Qi) flows through human body along specific pathways called ‘meridians’. Each pathway is associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ. If this energy (Qi) circulation is disrupted or imbalance energy in the meridians, such as injury, improper diet or stress etc, the associated physiological systems are affected and this results in illness. Acupuncture points are specific locations along the meridians. Each point has a predictable effect upon the vital energy passing through it. When the acupuncture needles are inserted into these acupoints, they help correct and rebalance the flow of energy and consequently relieve pain and restore health.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is safely used throughout the entire world. It is estimated by the WHO (World Health Organization) that one third of the world’s population uses this form of the therapy for health care.

Is Acupuncture Painful?

Acupuncture needles are very fine, about the diameter of human hair. They are solid and nothing is injected through them.

You may experience a sense of heaviness or electricity in the area of insertion. Most patients find the treatments very relaxing and many fall asleep during treatment. People often comment the feeling is unfamiliar but pleasant and relaxing.

Safe, Effective, Cost Saving Healthcare

The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine’s ability to treat over 43 common disorders.

The most common disorders treated by acupuncture include:

Addiction Allergies/Asthma Constipation/Diarrhea
High blood pressure Gynecological disorders Cough/Bronchitis
Stress/Tension Infertility Depression
Muscle and Joint Pain Insomnia Dizziness
Paralysis PMS Fatigue

Acupuncture services are indepentently provided by Eddie Carvajal, a licensed acupuncturist by the Pennsylvania Board of Medicine.

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