Acupuncture is a complete medical system that is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well-being. It is effective for physical, psychological and emotional problems. Acupuncture originated in China more than 3,000 years ago and due to it's proven effectiveness, has been embraced throughout the world. Right here in Los Angeles, acupuncture has helped thousands find health and harmony and continues to grow in popularity. The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. The method by which this is accomplished, though it may seem strange and mysterious to many, has been time tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today.
The acupuncturist is able to influence health and sickness by stimulating certain areas or meridians. Traditionally these areas or acupoints were stimulated by fine, slender needles. Today, many additional forms of stimulation are incorporated, including herbs, electricity, magnets and lasers. Still, the aim remains the same – adjust the vital energy so the proper amount reaches the proper place at the proper time. This helps your body heal itself.