Acupuncture is a Chinese therapeutic treatment which inserts sterile, fine, and flexible needles in specific points in the body. This is done to promote the release of endorphins within the body that lead to reduction of pain. These chemicals act as “healing messengers” that stimulate the nerve ending and muscles within the body in order to reduce inflammation and reduce pain in areas such as the back and neck. These endorphins also help alleviate psychological issues such as stress, anxiety and depression. They also may improve fertility and promote proper food digestion.
Thus, Acupuncture is used to help heal various issues such as neck and back pain, muscle spasms, Osteoarthritis, depression, and Gynecological Disorders.
The duration of an Acupuncture session is usually 30 minutes to 1 hour. The duration of each session as well as number and frequency of treatments depend on the patient’s conditions and desired results.