The theory and practice of acupuncture is based on Oriental medicine, a comprehensive natural health care system that has been in practice for thousands of years. During the second half of the twentieth century, it spread rapidly in Western Europe, the United States, and Canada.
Acupuncture is a comprehensive system for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic disorders. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points. An art and science based on natural law, its philosophy is to heal safely, gently, and with minimal side effects.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognize acupuncture and traditional Oriental Medicine’s ability to treat a wide variety of medical problems.