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Energy circulates throughout the body along defined pathways, called meridians. Points on the skin along these meridians are energetically connected to specific organs and functional systems. If this energy circulation is disrupted, optimal function is affected, resulting in pain or illness. Acupuncture points are stimulated to balance circulation of energy, which in turn influences the health of the whole person.

Acupuncture regulates many systems

Including the nervous, digestive, immune, respiratory and endocrine systems.  The World Health Organization (WHO) states acupuncture is effective in the treatment of over 50 conditions, and the National Institute of Health (NIH) has cited acupuncture to be useful in the treatment of chronic painful conditions.

What About the Needles?

Because acupuncture needles are quite thin, about the size of a hair, solid, and nothing is injected through them, acupuncture is a painless process. Blue Ridge Acupuncture uses the highest quality needles which are both sterile and disposable, and Dr Torrey is very skillful at inserting the needles. Most patients don’t even feel or know that the needles being inserted.

In some cases it is not necessary to use needles at all. When treating children or sensitive adults there are other effective techniques. If you have any concerns please call our office at (828) 265-8668.