Acupuncture is a popular healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine designed to promote the circulation of blood and vital energy, and help the body regain a healthy state of balance. Slender needles are inserted into specific points on the body along channels, or meridians, under the skin. Stimulating these points are believed to increase nerve activity, blood flow, and release pain-reducing chemicals such as endorphins. Recent studies indicate that acupuncture is an effective tool for pain management, and that treatments reduce chronic pain in the head, neck and shoulders with the effects lasting for months.
PRI offers both traditional acupuncture as well as Laser Acupuncture, which does not involve the use of needles.
The World Health Organization recognizes over 30 conditions that can be helped by acupuncture, they include: