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Agape Chiropractic & Massage Center offers Acupuncture Therapy in addition to Chiropractic Care and Massage Therapy.


Acupuncture Therapy

 

Acupuncture Therapy: Acupuncture Therapy Video

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese system of health care in which specific points on the surface of the body are stimulated by the use of thin, fine gauge metallic needles into the skin. Traditional acupuncture uses needles but these same points can be stimulated using other procedures like pressure, massage, heat/cold, electricity and other stimuli which also affects the nervous system.

The points that are stimulated, which are thought to number in excess of one thousand, follow a series of "life force" lines called meridians. These meridians longitudinally encircle the body and are generally named for the various body organs or functions over which they are thought to have a controlling influence. Life force lines are mainly made up of 12 main meridians which may be thought of as a closed system through the body for the circulation of energy (chi) through the body from one meridian to another.

 

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