History of Acupuncture:

  • Used for several thousand years in Orient with first documented application in 2600 BC with use of stone needles
  • Treatments based in natural philosophy which included the concepts of TCM including yin/yang, chi, five elements

World Health Organization Indications for Acupuncture:

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Asthma
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Gastritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Pain syndromes
  • Cocaine, opiate, and alcohol addictions
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica

What Can The Patient Expect?

  • Often 1 st visit for assessment
  • Duration of each session usually lasts approximately 30 minutes
  • Probably 10 or more treatment sessions needed to see improvement
  • May be covered by insurance

The acupuncturist may use needles, electric stimulation, lasers, etc.