Acupuncture is a safe, effective natural medical treatment that originated in ancient China. There are many schools of acupuncture used throughout the world, but the basic techniques are rooted in the same intricate medical theory.

Acupuncture involves the placement of thin, sterile needles into precise acupuncture points to manipulate the channels of energy within the body. These channels (meridians) that sustain the muscles, tissues and organs of the body can be blocked by injury, emotional imbalance, poor diet, inactivity, and chronic disease. Acupuncture treatment removes these blockages and allows the body to recover from illness and heal naturally.

Acupuncture has been shown to be highly effective for pain relief. However, it is also an effective means by which to successfully treat both acute and chronic illness. It can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies. Acupuncture not only treats illness, but prevents it as well by enhancing your body’s natural energy and vitalism to sustain good health.

To learn more about the acupuncture services we offer, you can contact our clinic’s acupuncturist Aja Ngo, LAc, via her website at Portland Traditional Acupuncture.