Acupuncture has been a long time tradition in Chinese culture to help the body heal. It is a series of thin needles inserted in the body at specific points. The points are called acupoints and each one affects a specific part of the body. It is believed that when energy is blocked and that blockage causes pain. Using these needles in specific spots can unblock the energy and relieve the pain. Acupuncture has been used to help pain in the back and neck. Acupuncture has also been shown to alleviate pain from migraines or chronic headaches and osteoarthritis. Acupuncture can also help release endorphins which can help to relieve pain throughout the body.
It is important that a trained practitioner of acupuncture inserts the needles into your skin. The needles must be sterile and preferably single use disposable needles. You can trust that we at acupuncture Herndon and acupuncture Reston are skilled and experienced practitioners of acupuncture. We believe in treating the entire body and helping all of our patients return to optimum health.