What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture creates a balance in the body that leads to a harmonious state we all call health.

Acupuncture at Balanced Being Acupuncture 

Acupuncture is an ancient health system used to increase vitality, find relief from pain, enhance fertility, and address many common conditions and ailments. While “western medicine” mainly treats symptoms with drugs and surgery, acupuncture optimizes and balances the functional aspects of the body.

Using Needles Without Medication?

For many of us, gaining energy and vitality, finding pain relief, enhancing our fertility, or addressing nagging health complaints by placing fine needles under our skin is pretty hard to grasp. In our everyday experience in the Western World, we see very little that would lend us to believe that inserting needles in precise locations on the body to treat or prevent medical conditions seems very far fetched.

How Do Medical Doctors Treat Disease?

The kind of acupuncture that we perform is a completely different paradigm for health than the Western Model teaches. The Western Model that your medical doctor uses is based on disease. If you visit your medical doctor for high blood pressure, they will most likely give you a pill that could make your kidneys work harder in order to lower your blood pressure. If you have acid reflux (stomach acid going up into your esophagus) they might give you a pill that makes your stomach produce less acid. Doctors in the Western World react to diseases that you already have. Most often, your doctor doesn’t try to cure your hypertension or acid reflux, he/she tries to treat the symptoms with drugs that you may have to take for the rest of your life.

How Does an Acupuncturist Treat Disease?

A good classical acupuncturist has a very different approach to health care. Instead of treating your symptoms, we help to balance your body’s systems. The scientific term for that balance is “homeostasis.”

Your body contains complex, interconnected systems designed to balance each other. Factors like injury, fatigue, poor diet, and stress can overwhelm your body’s ability to achieve a healthy state of balance. Imbalances that develop, create the many symptoms of different diseases.

Acupuncture Helps The Body Return to The Naturally Healthy Balanced State Where it is Able to Heal Itself

When you think about acupuncture and disease, think about it as creating health through balance. So many conditions are caused by imbalances when you think about it. This is exactly why acupuncture is so effective for so many conditions. Acupuncture treats the imbalance that leads to disease.

“I came to Jon-Erik with a sports related rotator cuff issue. The problem was compounded with a looming competition the following weekend that I just could not miss. Having never tried acupuncture before I didn’t know what to expect, and was admittedly skeptical. He listened to me, and was incredibly gentle, and caring. The treatment was a bit scary for me, but he calmed my fears, and got me through it. On the drive home, I realized I had regained some movement in my shoulder, and by the next morning, I felt even better. I’m 100% convinced that Jon is very talented, and practically performed a miracle in the office. Thank-you!”

Stefan M.Morrisville, NC

“I have gotten my daughter back. Today was her 7th treatment and her improvement from debilitating migraines has been evident for 3 weeks now. I completely recommend him. He has done what traditional medicine couldn’t do.”

Nicki M.Durham, NC