What is Acupuncture?

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A Short History

Acupuncture is one of the oldest medical therapies and records of its use date back as far as written language itself.  Further development of acupuncture can be found in the rich history of East Asian Medical practices, most notably, in Chinese medicine.  From antiquity to modern medicine, acupuncture has and continues to play an important role in managing a wide variety of illnesses and their symptoms: from headaches and pain, to chronic sinus allergies and digestive issues, acupuncture can help.

How Does It Work?

A lot can be said about how and why acupuncture works, and there are many different ways to understand it.  Simply put, acupuncture uses fine needles to regulate the channels of the body. These channels are the fluid-filled spaces between the structures of the body where metabolic reactions occur.  In the presence of disease or pain, these spaces become blocked and stagnant with excessive waste metabolites or deficient in nutritive fluids.  Acupuncture works by normalizing these spaces so the body can maintain proper homeostasis.  Acupuncture also helps to regulate the autonomic nervous system (fight or flight), promotes unhindered blood circulation, reduces inflammation, and stimulates the release of endorphins and other natural pain killers.     

Interested in current research on acupuncture? Visit www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org to learn more!

What Can It Treat?

Acupuncture has been shown to be effective for a multitude of diseases and disorders.  The World Health Organization (WHO) now recognizes the use of acupuncture for over 40 different conditions! Including but not limited to:

  • Most musculo-skeletal pain syndromes
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Allergies and Sinus Congestion
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Fertility and Infertility
  • Endometriosis, cramping, and painful menstrual cycles
  • insomnia and chronic fatigue
  • Constipation, IBS, and GERD
  • Asthma, Colds, COPD, and sleep apnea


For the full list of what acupuncture has been found to help with, please visit: https://www.evidencebasedacupuncture.org/present-research/acupuncture-scientific-evidence/


Acupuncture rates are $100 for the initial treatments and $60 for follow-ups. There are no additional fees for extra modalities used (such as cupping, guasha, massage, moxa, etc.) and treatment strategies will be based off of your personal presentation and diagnosis.  At Resonant Body Acupuncture, your health and wellness comes first!

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