Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system of natural healing that doesn’t use drugs or surgery to treat illness. Instead, it focuses on restoring natural energy, called Qi (pronounced “chee”), along pathways in the body called meridians. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), illness is caused by disruptions in these energy pathways. If your Qi is blocked, the flow of blood is stagnated, resulting in pain and illness. Acupuncture works to balance the flow of Qi to organs, glands and body tissues.
All Aurora Health Care acupuncturists are certified by the state of Wisconsin and follow the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) guidelines.
Conditions commonly treated with acupuncture include, but are not limited to:
- Muscle, bone and joint conditions
- Nervous system conditions
- Respiratory issues
- Cardiac issues
- Addictions to smoking, drugs and food
- Obstetric and gynecological issues