Medical Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a medical treatment, dating back thousands of years. It is based on the theory that health depends upon the delicate balance and natural flow of qi (chi, meaning “energy”) throughout the body. Any disturbance, aggravation or blockage in the flow of the qi along the electromagnetic pathways or meridians results in emotional/mental distress and/or physical illness or pain. By inserting a few hair-thin sterile disposable needles into acupuncture points at various, and often seemingly unrelated locations, the acupuncturist seeks to restore balance and correct the blockage or aggravation, thereby restoring health and wellbeing.

Traditionally and most often acupuncture is performed through the insertion of very fine needles into specific points along the energy meridians or electromagnetic channels of the body. This method of healing has been used for thousands of years with proven and often profound results. The uses for acupuncture are as varied as human conditions themselves. The effectiveness of Acupuncture is well proven. The World Health Organization lists almost fifty different conditions that can be effectively treated by acupuncture. Acupuncture is so much more than an exceptional pain management therapy. Today in addition to the use of traditional needles many other forms of stimulation are incorporated into an acupuncture treatment, they include electrical stimulation, herbs, heat, light, cups, magnets and lasers. Electro-Acupuncture and Acupressure can be used in conjunction with or alternatively to regular acupuncture techniques.

At Green River Natural Health we also offer an innovative treatments such as Biopuncture. Biopuncture (Homeosiniatry) is a hybrid treatment that combines homeopathic medicine with acupuncture and is only offered by qualified professionals who have professional training in both natural health disciplines. Biopuncture utilizes the healing power of homeopathic medicines and delivers them directly into the system at the site of concern &/or at the related acupuncture points on the body. Other combination therapies include acupuncture treatment in conjunction with Craniosacral therapy; this dual treatment method is extremely effective in conditions such as headaches, chronic neck tension, vertigo, tinnitus and TMJ.

Please contact us to explore how Acupuncture can benefit you.