alternative medicine with acupuncture needles
Akupunkturnadeln mit Lehrbuch, Kopfmodell und Moxarolle
Acupuncture needles with glass cups
Acupuncture is a process of inserting very thin needles into the skin at certain points on the body.  These needles are inserted at different depths for different effects.  It originated in China and has been used there for thousands of years to treat ailments.  What many people do not know is that acupuncture is a Latin word for an oriental treatment.  This is important because the word implies only using piercing needles and done alone.  The truth is that acupuncture was always performed along with nutritional advice and manipulation. (Something chiropractors are best trained to do).  This means that your treatment using acupuncture alone will not be as effective without the other two and your best bet for effective acupuncture is to see a chiropractor trained in all three.
In addition, electrical acupuncture has been shown to be as effective as needle acupuncture.  It can cause less stress to the patient as well as being quicker and easier to administer.
It wasn’t until the twentieth century that is spread from Europe to Canada and then to the United States.  Today it is used to treat many different things.  A current Acupuncture index by Ralph Alan Dale suggests treatments using acupuncture for more that 2,000 conditions.  Below are just a few!


  • Alleviating pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Sinuses
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Menstrual pain/PMS
  • Smoking addiction
  • Infertility
  • Bladder infections
  • Stress