Acupuncture has been an essential part of medicine and healing for thousands of years. Promoting the body's natural healing capabilities, acupuncture can be used to relieve pain, anxiety and stress while also improving overall well-being.
Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals that can change the experience of pain or activate the body’s own healing systems. During an acupuncture treatment with Franciscan Health, hair-thin, sterile needles are placed in various pressure points (called acupoints) throughout the body. The needle placement is usually painless and well tolerated by most patients.
Medical acupuncture incorporates acupuncture treatment in a medical healthcare setting. Our practitioners combine knowledge of Western medicine with acupuncture treatment philosophy.
Acupuncture can improve overall physical and emotional well-being. It is also used to help with a variety of issues including: