The ability for Acupuncture to just ease pain truly undersells what this natural medicine is capable of. As an Acupuncturist my goal is to preserve my patient’s vitality and increase their longevity. Acupuncture is able to not only treat the root of many illnesses, but also help slow the secondary complications of conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and high blood pressure. It can ease the pain associated with arthritis so joints (like your knee) last longer, which can help you avoid surgery. It improves your energy and strengthens your immune system by reducing the negative effects of stress, so you get sick less often, and recover better when you do. Please see the list of scientific studies in the Acupuncture Evidence Report to learn more.