Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for unblocking and balancing the flow of energy, or life force believed to flow through pathways in your body. Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will balance.
In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation appears to boost the activity of your body's natural painkillers and increase blood flow.
At Schrock Medical Clinic our doctors are trained and educated about the different uses of acupuncture. We have included a small list of common