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Acupuncture involves the insertion and stimulation of extremely thin needles into specific points on the body.  Combined with Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture is a widely used form of treatment throughout China and has been practiced for over 2,000 years.  There are entire hospitals in China devoted to this practice.  Today it is clearly one of the fastest growing types of complementary medicine in the United States.

There are over 300 acupuncture points which are situated on interconnected pathways, or channels, which extend from head to toe.  Acupuncture is used to bring about a balance in energy, or Qi, throughout the body, and help all parts of the body interact more effectively.  Various factors contribute to a lack of circulation in the body.  Acupuncture helps unblock any stagnation, thus bringing about change, whether it is pain relief, stress reduction, or cold and flu relief.  Click here for more information on what is treated by acupuncture.

Not only is acupuncture used to resolve existing disorders and health conditions--it is also capable of preventing future health problems.  “The highest form of Chinese medicine is prevention.” 

Useful Links:

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Apricot Forest Hall Qi Gong