What Is Acupuncture?
Early Chinese physicians discovered there is an energy network traversing just below the surface of the skin which communicates from the exterior to the internal organs and structures over 1,000 "Acupoints" on the body. This energy works in harmony with the body's circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary and all other systems of the body. When this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in a body system or anatomic location becomes evident. Stimulation of one or a combination of key "Acupoints" on the body may restore harmony to the affected area.
Historians have stated, "More people have benefited from Acupuncture over the course of fifty centuries than the combined total of all other healing sciences, both ancient and modern."
During an acupuncture treatment, very fine needles are inserted into the skin at specific acupuncture points on the body. The needles are so small that you will experience very little to no discomfort when they are placed in the skin.
The locations where the needles are inserted may not be the same area where you are experiencing pain. Depending on your health complaint, Dr. Eileen will determine the number of needles, the best acupuncture point and the length of each treatment.
Denny Chiropractic and Acupuncture has been offering acupuncture services in Hamden for 18 years. Over the years the popularity of acupuncture either as a solo service or in addition to chiropractic has grown tremendously. People from North Haven, Wallingford, Cheshire, New Haven and beyond seek acupuncture services at Denny Chiropractic and Acupuncture.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
According to traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture balances the flow of energy — known as chi or qi — in your body. When the acupuncture needles are inserted in the skin at the right acupuncture points, the flow of energy is rebalanced.
The prevailing thought is that acupuncture may stimulate connective tissue, muscles and nerves. Some believe that this increases the blood flow to parts of the body and boosts the body’s natural ability to provide relief from pain.