Acupuncture is one of the key components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and originated in Chine more than 2,000 years ago. It is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques.
The Acupuncture techniques that have been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands and electric stimulation.
Acupuncture needles are sterile, metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pains as the needles are inserted. Some people are energized by the treatment while other are relaxed.
Dr. Sherie Chow, MD, MS, DIPLAC
Dr. Chow earned her MBBS degree from The University of Rangoon Burma and practiced as a civil assistant surgeon. She relocated to England and worked as a physician in the hospitals and clinics for 21 years. She earned a Masters Degree from Samra University in Los Angeles, California in Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been in practice since 1998.