Acupuncture is an ancient healing art that is traditionally understood as enhancing and improving the flow of vital energy (Chi or Qi) through the body. By stimulating specific points on the body with fine needles, pressure, heat, and/or electricity balance can be restored resulting in improvement in many symptoms including pain, gastrointestinal complaints, anxiety, and fatigue. While western medicine does not have a good explanation for how acupuncture works many studies have shown it to be effective for back pain, anxiety, insomnia, nausea, and other conditions.
Acupuncture can play a role in enhancing energy and improving general well being. It can help digestive system issues and is an effective treatment for many kinds of musculoskeletal pain.
You might consider acupuncture if you are suffering from:
Low back pain
Fibromyalgia and other muscle (myofascial) pain
Post traumatic stress disorder (Acupuncture is used in the VA system to treat our returning soldiers)
Drug and alcohol addictions (Ear acupuncture is used in opiate treatment programs worldwide).
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dr. Pittman is trained in Chinese meridian based acupuncture, 5 element acupuncture, Auricular (ear) acupuncture and other related techniques.