What is Acupunture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture continues to grow in popularity in the United States as an effective form of pain relief.
The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.
Acupuncture is a treatment that can alleviate the symptoms of many physical and psychological problems. The theory behind acupuncture is that the needles are placed in special points of the body that will stimulate nerves in the body and encourage the body's natural defenses to repair itself.
It has been reported that acupuncture can affect nearly everyone of the bodies system from the central nervous system and digestive system to the urinary tract and reproductive organs.
Valley Health and Acupuncture utilizes this history rich tradition with today's modern advances to offer pain relief and management to it's clients.