What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique from Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes natural self-healing through the stimulation of specific anatomic sites know as acupuncture points. Acupuncture points are stimulated by gentle insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation applied to these fine needles may further enhance the effect.
According to Chinese Medicine, an energy called “qi” (pronounced “chee”) flows throughout the body along specific pathways, called meridians. Acupuncture points are used to stimulate this flow of qi through the meridians to directly communicate with the body’s organs and nervous system. This regulates and balances the body’s energy and optimizes function.
Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, improve bodily functions and create a sense of well-being.
Conditions Treated with Acupuncture in Estero
At Integrative Rehab Medicine, Dr. Eunika uses acupuncture, Chinese herbs and other Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities to treat a multitude of conditions.
Common conditions treated:
- Chronic Pain Syndromes
- Back & Neck Pain
- Shoulder & Knee Pain
- Restless leg syndrome
- Digestive Disorders
- And More..
Dr. Eunika is board certified through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has earned her degree in Oriental Medicine through rigorous training as mandated by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and NCCAOM.