Why Acupuncture?

Ancient healing practice with proven results:  Classical acupuncture is a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the oldest healing practices in the world. By placing a hair thin

needle in specific points on the body, your acupuncturist can stimulate the healing elements contained within your body, having a profound, beneficial effect on your personal health and wellbeing.


World Health Organization: The W.H.O. recognizes acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as one of the safest and most effective medicines for hundreds of modern diseases.


Acupuncture works on many levels, both mental and physical. Treatments often elicit an immediate change in the pain and discomfort being experienced by the patients. Pain is reduced through well understood physiological reasons: Acupuncture blocks pain gates in the brain, releases endorphins (natural pain blockers) and serotonin (natural mood enhancers) and increases circulation to the area being treated while lowering inflammation. Additionally acupuncture elevates the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for healing and recovery. For this reason most patients’ feel relaxed and report a significant improvement in stress, anxiety and fatigue.


What exactly is Traditional Chinese Medicine?


Traditional Chinese Medicine is a complete medical science with its own theory of physiology. With over a 2,000 year history, it mirrors western scientific thought in many ways. The cornerstone of diagnosis and treatment is the identification of the patient’s unique constitutional pattern.  Diagnosis includes observing the tongue, pulses and inquiring about pertinent contributing factors. After analyzing the pattern of symptoms, the Chinese medical practitioner is able to prescribe a cure that is effective at guiding the body back to balanced health.


The science of Acupuncture:


Acupuncture has been found to work in five scientifically proven ways that promote optimal healing in the body.  

  • Improves circulation in the area of dysfunction – By restoring circulation, the body can bring in vital oxygen, healing agents and cells to break down and carry away damaged tissue

  • Restores normal anatomical function – By using carefully selected points, the acupuncturist is able to restore the lines of communications between the brain and organs, restoring normal healthy body functions.

  • Releases neurotransmitters and the body’s natural painkillers – The human brain is the most powerful pharmacy in the world. It is capable of creating all the pain killing and restorative elements the body needs to naturally return to a healthy balance.

  • Calms the nervous system and induces the body’s natural rest and recovery responses – Even when they try to rest, many patients do not recover because of fatigue, anxiety, stress or depression. Acupuncture essentially sedates the fight-or-flight section of our nervous system and elevates the rest, recover and recuperate elements of the nervous system.

  • Activates the immune system to quickly boost the body's natural defenses – Regular acupuncture sessions are known to regulate the immune system. This is important for patients suffering from pain due to autoimmune conditions. Acupuncture heals the inflammation and promotes better overall health.


The procedure:


At Sustain Community Acupuncture, only the thinnest, single use sterilized needles are used to ensure your comfort, safety and relaxation. The master practitioners at the clinic choose the most effective points for your condition and pair acupuncture therapy with herbal prescriptions for

the best results.  Bring your body back to its natural balance today!

Sustain Community Acupuncture

North Park: 2537 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92104   (619) 358-9508

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