Acupuncture Specialist


Acupuncture Q & A

by Minna Yoon, ND, LAc

What is Acupuncture?

The use of acupuncture dates back to over 2000 years ago. Since then, the practice of acupuncture has been refined in the use of knowledge, equipment, and technique.

Acupuncture is the use of needles inserted into specific locations in the body. There are twelve main channels that run along the surface of the body that are connected to different organs. Each channel has specific points that have specific indications and chosen depending on the person’s condition. The needles differ in gauge and length and used depending on location and person’s sensitivity.

How does Acupuncture work?

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture works by aiding the flow of qi, the body’s vital energy, throughout the body. This allows the functions of the organs to work more efficiently and therefore alleviate symptoms.

There are a few scientific theories of how acupuncture works. It is theorized that the needles stimulate the nervous system, and thereby signals the regulation of the organs; or the needles stimulate the body to produce endorphins, an endogenous pain killer.

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