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Acupuncture in St. Charles

Acupuncture, is an ancient eastern healing science which is used to successfully treat both pain and dysfunction in the body. Believed to be pioneered in ancient Egypt, it has its roots deeply planted in China and authorities state the science is between 5,000 and 7,000 years old. Acupuncture did not become known on a national level in the United States until 1971 when diplomatic relations between China and America were relaxed.

Early Chinese physicians discovered there are energy (qi or chi) networks (meridians) traversing just below the surface of the skin which communicates from the exterior to the internal organs and structures through over 1,000 “Acupoints” on the body. This energy works in harmony with the body’s circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary and all other systems of the body. When this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in a body system or anatomic location becomes evident. Stimulation of one or a combination of key “Acupoints” via a very small, thin needle may restore harmony to the affected area.

What Conditions Can Be Treated with Acupuncture?

Acupuncture textbooks list well over one hundred different conditions that respond well to Acupuncture, including:

  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain relief
  • Headaches (menstrual, tension, cluster and sinus)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Post-operative pain relief
  • Digestive problems (Irritable Bowel, gastric reflux, hemorrhoids)
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety and depression

To learn more about Acupuncture, contact our office.


Acupuncture in St. Charles
Advanced Physical Medicine | (630) 377-7788