Dr. Charles Ventresca & Christina Newman

Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin, flexible, stainless steel, single use, filaments into the surface of the body for the alleviation of pain and support the care of a wide variety of illnesses. Early practitioners of acupuncture intuited a network of pathways on the surface of the body called meridians. These channels contain acupuncture points where the acupuncture needles are most commonly inserted. It was believed that the bioenergy or “qi” that runs our musculo-skeletal systems, nervous systems, and organs could be influenced by needling various combinations of acupuncture points. By unblocking, increasing, or decreasing the flow of qi through the channels one may restore balance and health to the body.

Acupuncture Effectively Treats

Back and Neck Pain, Acute and Chronic Spinal Disc Injuries, Upper and Lower Extremity Pain and Injuries, Headaches / Migraines, Sinus Conditions / Allergies, Digestive / Respiratory / Genitourinary Conditions, Sports Injuries, Infertility / Menstrual Disorders/ Menopause, Stress / Anxiety / Depression, Insomnia, Addictions & More.

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Through numerous recent scientific studies, we know that acupuncture has both local effects and reflex effects utilizing the nervous system. Locally acupuncture causes muscles to return to a normal relaxed state, and triggers dilation of blood vessels both surface and deep triggering improved circulation. Improved circulation often sets the stage for triggering a local healing response. Reflexively acupuncture works by sending a message in the sensory nerves back to the spinal cord and brain much like tapping on a keyboard creates an effect on the hard drive of a computer. Once neurochemicals in the brain are modified many changes may occur including stress reduction, changes in organ function, hormonal balancing, pain reduction, sleep enhancement, etc