Acupuncture can be an effective treatment for many conditions, including headaches, chronic pain, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and stress. It is also used for smoking cessation.
While some alternative practices have no evidence to support their claims, acupuncture has been studied more systematically for its effectiveness in treating certain conditions. For more information about acupuncture you can visit the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Acupuncture uses tiny sterile needles, no thicker than a human hair, inserted at specific points to alleviate symptoms (including pain) or to prevent or treat various conditions. Therapy may use needles alone or may be done with electrical stimulation or with infrared, depending on the condition being treated.
If you are uncertain whether acupuncture is appropriate for you, ask about our free 15-minute consultation.
Experience and credentials make a difference
Jay Chang, NCCOAM, trained in China and is nationally certified and licensed as an acupuncturist. He is the only practitioner in the Peoria, Illinois area to be licensed specifically as an acupuncturist. He also holds a M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. Superior training, experience and credentials make a real difference in outcomes.