Acupuncture is a system of medicine that originated in China over 5,000
years ago. It is in use today around the world as part of traditional Chinese medicine, and has become integrated into Western
medicine as well. It is used in some hospitals as a form of anesthesia.
Acupuncture involves the stimulation of certain points on the human
body with very thin “needles” that are generally not uncomfortable. Just as you connect a keyboard to a
computer, acupuncture needles act as signals to the body. These signals produce the healing effects by regulating natural
body function. This is why acupuncture can effectively treat such a wide variety of symptoms with no side effects.
Dr. Epstein also offers “non-needling” acupuncture techniques, including Laser Acupuncture.