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Modern Western medicine cannot yet explain how acupuncture works. Classical acupuncture is based on ancient Chinese theories of the flow of Qi (an essential substance which nourishes and constructs the body) through channels that cover the body, similar to the nerves and blood vessels. This theory states that acupuncture adjusts the flow of Qi in the body, leading it to areas where it is stuck or overabundant. Acupuncture can, therefore, restore the homeostasis of the body and its systems. 


Acupuncture consists of the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points, which had scientifically been proven to be effective in the treatment of particular health problems. Acupuncture has been used as a treatment for over 2500 years. Points on the body have been mapped out using Chinese medical theory; electromagnetic research has confirmed the existence and location of these points providing excellent evidence-based proof of its efficacy. Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to be useful for:

  • Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders: earaches, toothaches, sinusitis, rhinitis

  • Respiratory Disorders: asthma, allergies

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders: nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhea, constipation, food allergies, ulcers

  • Circulatory Disorders: Hypertension, high cholesterol, angina, arteriosclerosis

  • Urogenital Disorders: prostatic hypertrophy, neurogenic bladder, incontinence, cystitis

  • Gynecological Disorders: PMS, infertility, menopausal syndrome, menstrual irregularity, endometriosis

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders: carpal tunnel, sciatica, fibromyalgia, low back pain, arthritis, tennis elbow

  • Psycho-emotional and Neurological Disorders: depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, dizziness, tinnitus, post-stroke paralysis, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia


Consequently, this is not an exhaustive list. Acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of ailments. Schedule an appointment for a consultation to work with Dr. Gena to decide if acupuncture is right for you! 


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