Acupuncture is an ancient healing art developed over the past two thousand years. It has become more popular today for its simplicity and effectiveness, allowing people to choose a non-pharmacological solution for their health care concerns.

How does acupuncture work?

During an acupuncture treatment very fine sterilized needles are inserted into specific locations on the body in order to relieve symptoms and improve health. Acupuncture has a balancing effect on the body’s energy that flows along meridians in the arms, legs, torso and head. Meridians are energetic anatomical channels that correspond to the body’s organ systems. Acupuncture’s balancing effect on the body’s energy and organ systems, helps to bring about a state of health and well being.

What conditions are treated with acupuncture?

The WHO (World Health Organization) recognizes over 100 conditions that can be treated with acupuncture. The following conditions are commonly and effectively treated with acupuncture:

  • anxiety & depression, acute and chronic stress
  • muscle tension
  • smoking cessation
  • women’s health for hormone balance: pms, painful menses, irregular menses, fertility, menopause symptoms, morning sickness
  • headache, lower back pain, sciatica, tendonitis, sports injuries
  • sinus congestion (hayfever, cold/flu)
  • digestive complaints

PIT and Acupuncture for Pain

Along with acupuncture Dr. Moss uses Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) to treat pain and injuries.  PIT and acupuncture both use very fine needles.  During an acupuncture treatment needles are placed in the skin and left for a duration of time; whereas PIT is an injection therapy where multiple shallow injections of dextrose  are placed near pain causing nerves.  Dextrose used in near nerve injections is an analgesic (pain reliever) and supports the healing of painful swollen nerves.  Supporting nerve healing helps the muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints they innervate to heal as well. The expected results with PIT are reduced pain and improved functional movement. To learn more please see my Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) page.

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Still Have Questions?

Please send us a message if you have questions about possibly becoming a patient or about our therapeutic services.  We are here to help!