Our office utilizes traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Ah-Shee Acupuncture for both symptomatic relief and increasing range of motion in body regions that are affected with injury. The art of acupuncture is simple, it is the application of needles to balance excess or deficient energies, (pathologies) in the body. By applying these needles below the top layer of the skin, we can help bring balance to the body. Acupuncture originated in China over five thousand years ago. Today, the World Health Organization has recognized a list of conditions shown to respond well with the treatment of acupuncture. Some of these conditions include: Sinusitis, bronchitis, headaches, tooth aches, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathies, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, sciatica, low back pain, and osteoarthritis just to name a few. Acupuncture has seven different objective effects on the human body. It provides an analgesic effect; or pain modulation, it can provide a sedation effect, acupuncture can balance the autonomic nervous system, it has immune enhancing effects; as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Finally, acupuncture has been used to help increase motor nerve firing to a muscle or muscle group.