Acupuncture is a very safe, effective, and gentle form of ancient healing that has been used in East Asia for 5,000 years.
During an acupuncture treatment, very thin, sterile, stainless steel needles are shallowly inserted into the skin at points on channels related to your presentation. The purpose of the needles is to stimulate the acupuncture point to assist in the movement of vital energy in the body. In treatments at Summer Acupuncture, usually no more than 10-15 are inserted at one time. Through the insertion, we are encouraging the body to send more blood and attention to the area.
Acupuncture works with the energy, or Qi (pronounced chee) in your body to relieve physical and/or emotional pain as well as a variety of ailments. This technique helps to restore your body’s own innate wisdom to heal itself.
When Qi is not free flowing in your body, such symptoms as pain, emotional suffering, and disease may result. By inserting needles into points along the main channels where the energy could be blocked, or is no longer flowing optimally, the body is naturally able to regain health and balance.
Summer Acupuncture also offers Acutonics® and needle-free acupuncture as a gentle alternative to traditional acupuncture. If you have any questions about acupuncture, please see our Frequently Asked Questions, review our suggested Resources, or feel free to contact us.