Acupuncture is a staple of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been used for thousands of years. While it's relatively new to mainstream medicine in the western hemisphere, there is a growing body of evidence that acupuncture is an effective therapy.
Acupuncture entails very thin needles being inserted at various depths and locations on a patient's body, typically along designated "meridians" as defined by TCM. These meridians are invisible channels within the body through which energy flows. The needles help restore proper balance to the body's energy flow, allowing for it to heal itself and function optimally.
While the uses for acupuncture in TCM are vast, at Kennedy Family Chiropractic, we predominantly use acupuncture as an adjunct therapy to chiropractic care.