Acupuncture is an ancient healing art that has been helping people (and animals) for over 5,000 years. It is based on the fact that all life forms are made up of electrical energy. Interruptions or any distortion in the flow of this electrical energy will lead to sickness and disease. Chiropractic looks for interference with the flow of nerve impulses from the spine and corrects them with a spinal manipulation. Acupuncturists look for interference with the flow of more subtle energy patterns throughout the body and correct them with the insertion of tiny needles or heat.
Although it has always been taught in Chinese medical schools and practiced in their hospitals, it has only been recognized in the United States over the last 30 or so years. It is now licensed by every state and reimbursed by most insurance carriers. One of the best things about it is there are no side effects, as there are with medications and surgery. Even veterinarians are being trained to treat animals with acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a service we offer at Empire Chiropractic, PC. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.