When the hype of the holidays disappears, many people are in need of a rebalance. Mercy Health Wege Institute for Mind, Body and Spirit (300 Lafayette Ave SE) aims to help press the body’s reset button through several integrative medical services, including acupuncture and cupping therapy.
Acupuncture, a widely-used form of traditional Chinese medicine, is a holistic health care technique that promotes healing and proper function in the body by creating stimulation in specific areas. This stimulation is achieved by placing very thin needles of different sizes and gauges on defined parts of the body, also called “meridians.” The body’s meridians are connected to internal organs, structures and systems by energy. By performing acupuncture on certain pressure points, blockages are eliminated, causing energy to circulate freely, restoring balance within the body.
Acupuncture is designed to treat a wide variety of illnesses and discomforts, including: allergies, cancer pain, depression, headaches, nausea, lower back pain, morning sickness and symptoms caused by strokes.