Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
I am always a little stumped about how to explain acupuncture because it just needs to be experienced.
Chinese medicine is a complete medical system, able to treat all types of ailments. Many practitioners of Chinese medicine find that they do not need other tools to facilitate the resolution of a wide variety of issues. As a naturopathic doctor, I tend to lean more heavily on western and naturopathic methodologies, but there are things that acupuncture and herbs do better than anything else, so I use acupuncture and Chinese herbs to augment naturopathic therapies.
I use acupuncture to help with
Mood swings and anxiety
Acupuncture is particularly amazing for pain from injuries (accidents, sports, even sleeping funny and waking up with a 'crick' in your neck). If the injury is new, pain can often be decreased or even completely resolved within a matter of minutes.
For more about the history and theory of acupuncture and Chinese medicine click HERE.