ACUPUNCTURE
Acupuncture is a safe, effective, natural and drug-free way to treat many different health disorders. Acupuncture originated in China for more than 5.000 years. It has been proven effective in diagnosing and treating illness, preventing disease progression and improving well-being. It is effective for physical, psychological and emotional problems.

How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture is based on the Traditional Chinese Medical model, which looks at the body holistically. In
Chinese medicine, the body is like a garden that must be “well-balanced” throughout. Good health is when all chi, meridian systems and energy circulating the body are balanced throughout well-defined pathways. Points on the skin along these pathways are energetically connected to specific organs, body structures, and systems. Pain and illness results when this energy circulation is disrupted. Acupuncture stimulates those pathways to maintain the balance of energy circulation, in order to restore to the optimum health of the entire being.

How widely is Acupuncture used in the United States?
Acupuncture has being widely practiced for pain management and other health conditions. According to
the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 3.1 million U.S. adults and 150,000 children
had used acupuncture in 2006.

What conditions is Acupuncture effective for?
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization
(WHO) as effective in treating these conditions:

Headaches, Migraines, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, all Jointsand Musculoskeletal problems.
Allergies, Sinusitis, Cold/Flu, Cough and other Respiratory issues.
Constipation, Diarrhea, Heartburn and other Gastrointestinal issues.
Infertility, Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), Hormonal Imbalance and other Gynecological issues.
Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Fatigue, Dizziness, 
Sexual dysfunction, Stress and other Psychological Issues.
Facial (cosmetic) acupuncture, Detoxification & Weight Loss.

What Does Having Acupuncture Feel LIke?
Acupuncture needles are very fine, about the size of a thick hair. They are solid and nothing is injected through them. Most patients feel no or minimal pain. Warmth or pressure may be felt, but this energetic sensation differs from pain. People often comment that the feeling is unfamiliar but pleasant and relaxing.

Is Acupuncture Safe?
In Texas, Acupuncturists are allowed to practice under close supervision of a Medical Doctor with strict
established procedures for needle sterilization. Under Texas State regulations, Acupuncturists are required to have the proper training regarding the sterilization, utilization and disposal of needles. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulate acupuncture needles be sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use by qualified practitioners only. In order to assure your complete confidence, we only use pre-sterilized, one-time disposable needles.

How Many Treatments do I Need?
The amount of treatment varies with different person. Determining factors include the types and severity of the condition treated, and the vitality of the individual. Our Acupuncturists will discuss your treatment plan with you.