What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture and Holistic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL, offers Acupuncture, Reiki, Massage Therapy, as well as Holistic, Traditional Herbal, Homeopathic and Integrative Medicine.

Our experienced and Licensed professionals will help you find the right treatments to enhance your health and achieve a state of relaxation.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Dynamic and Integrated Health Care System (DIHCS) which activates the natural, self healing abilities of the body. It can also strengthen and support the body to prevent future disease. It is a safe, natural, drug-free and effective method of healing.

Acupuncture is a system of preserving health and curing illness by treating the body as a whole universe. Its goal is to maintain or restore harmony and balance to every aspect within the human being and between human beings and our surrounding environment. Acupuncture is the art and science of redirecting the flow of Qi and blood through the body’s channels, the invisible aqueduct system that transports essential substances to our organs, tissues, and bones. Redirecting the flow of Qi and blood is accomplished by stimulating of specific acupuncture points along the channels where essential substances flow close to the skin’s surface.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes, Acupuncture is very safe and effective.  An Acupuncture needle is literally hair thin, it is an FDA approved Medical device which can only be utilized by Licensed Acupuncturists. In the U.S. Acupuncturists use only single use, stainless steel, sterile FDA approved acupuncture needles.  Make sure that your Acupuncturist is licensed in your state.

Acupuncture uses many different methods for stimulating acupuncture points, including electro-stimulation and moxa as well as the traditional, extra fine, single-use, sterile needles.

Is Acupuncture Painful?

Regardless of the technique, acupuncture is painless, often accompanied by feelings of heaviness or warmth and the movement of energy. These sensations occur because acupuncture points are the equivalent to the valves in an aqueduct system. When the points are stimulated, they open a valve, so that excess or stagnant Qi can disperse. If Qi or blood is deficient, stimulation of certain points may close a valve, so that the essential substances can accrue as needed. Once this is done, the distribution of essential substances throughout the whole system of channels becomes more evenly balanced, allowing a smoother flow into all areas of the body.

This adjustment of the body’s Qi and blood can be used to restore and maintain balance between Yin and Yang, and thereby alleviate emotional disorders, protect the organs, moisten tendons and keep the joints healthy.  It helps to relieve pain as it balances and restores energy to other deficient areas and organs in the body.  Acupuncture replenishes energy on both a physical and spiritual level.

What conditions can be treated with Acupuncture?

Currently the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health have recognized over forty conditions that are treated safely and effectively with Acupuncture:

  • Addiction – alcohol, drugs, cigarettes
  • Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders
  • Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
  • Asthma, Bronchitis & Pneumonia
  • Colds & Flu Symptoms
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Facial Palsy / Tics
  • Headaches & Migraine
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Nausea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress
  • Sciatica
  • Poor Immunity
  • Neck, Back & Knee Pain
  • Menopausal Symptoms

One Acupuncture treatment lasts about 1 hour and costs $85

Acupuncture Techniques
There are five representative needling techniques in Acupuncture: Tong Gi Chim (Gate Opening), Ju Haeng Chim (Meridian Flow), Pyung Chim (Yin Yang Balancing), Hwa Chim (Five Element Harmonizing), Sa Am Chim (Four Needle Technique).  In the US an Acupuncture needle is considered a medical device, we only use sterile, single-use needles in our treatments and follow strict needle handling techniques compliant with current  US safety rules and regulations. Read more>>>