Acupuncture is one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It is the insertion of fine gauge needles into specific energetic points along the body that encourages the body to heal itself.  Chinese Medicine treats the body as a whole, meaning if a patient has chronic pain and has tried several pain relieving methods without relief, there must be an internal imbalance that is not allowing the body to heal.  The other four branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine are: herbal medicine, massage and body work, exercise and nutrition.  Since we are all unique individuals, every treatment is personalized, so two people with the same condition will most likely receive different treatment, that is the beauty of Chinese Medicine.

The World Health Organization currently recognizes acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as a successful treatment option (through clinical research) for:

Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy
Allergic rhinitis
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Dysmenorrhea/Painful periods
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Hypertension, essential
Hypotension, primary
Induction of labor
Knee pain
Low back pain
Morning Sickness
Nausea and vomiting
Neck pain
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Postoperative pain
Renal colic
Rheumatoid arthritis/Osteoarthritis
Tennis Elbow