Jungsook Kim L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Acupuncture & Herbs
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a primary health care modality that has flourished in China for over 2,500 years and is widely used throughout Asia and in Europe. It is considered one of the newest primary health care provisions in the country. Acupuncture has grown as both Western and Oriental health care providers, medical researchers and the public experience it, integrate it in their health care and spread its benefits.
Far more than a technique of inserting tiny threadlike needles along meridian lines of the body, acupuncture’s complex system of diagnostic corollaries take into consideration you as a whole, not just isolated symptoms. Acupuncture is practiced based on discerning a “patter of disharmony” and treating accordingly. Modern acupuncturists may use a number of modalities to treat-certain physical therapies and equipment, herbal medicine, moxibustion and nutrition.
Acupuncture treats to strengthen your physical body, prevent disease, control pain and achieve longevity. You will find the aim, as practiced in Oriental medicine in general, is not limited to ridding or relieving symptoms. The larger picture is to increase both the quality of your life and your ability to function.
How Effective is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is highly effective not only as a preventive medicine, but as a drug free treatment of signs and symptoms.
Studies indicate that acupuncture influences the central and peripheral nervous system. Evidence shows it releases endorphins from the brain which make acupuncture particularly effective in pain control
Among a host of factors, acupuncture affects sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood, the functioning of the gastrointestinal systems and the activity of the endocrine system.
Acupuncture works with the body, strengthening and balancing energy. It improves circulation and allows the body to heal itself more quickly and more completely.