Dr. Avery Jenkins is board certified in Medical Acupuncture, and is trained in both traditional needle and non-invasive acupuncture techniques.
With patients forwhom needling is not an option, Dr. Jenkins offers laser, electrical stimulation, and teishi needle-free treatment. Many people find these techniques to be highly effective.
- Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. Originating in China some 3,500 years ago, only in the last three decades has it become popular in the United States.
- The first acupuncture classes in the country were offered by New York Chiropractic College.
- Acupuncture’s ability to treat pain and disease is based on the traditional energetic model of the human functioning. Vital energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”) flows through the body on specific pathways called meridians.
- Each pathway is associated with an internal organ. Pain or disease occurs in the body when there is an imbalance of the energy in the meridians.
- Acupuncture points are specific locations along the meridians. Over the centuries, it has been documented that the insertion of a very fine needle at a given point has a very predictable effect on the energy that passes through that point, restoring balance in the meridian.
- Modern science has been able to measure the electrical charge at these points, confirming the location of the meridians that were mapped out in ancient times. Continued research has shown that acupuncture has the ability to affect a variety of health problems.