Acupuncture works by balancing the flow of energy through the body. It does this by stimulating acupuncture points, either by using very thin, sterile, disposable needles or through massage or electrical stimulation. The last method uses tiny bursts of electricity to accomplish the stimulation and is especially useful for those who have some fear of needles.
Acupuncture was first practiced in China more than 2,000 years ago. During the centuries since then, acupuncture theory and practice have developed and changed, especially as technology has advanced. Today, acupuncture, along with its related therapies, is one of the fastest growing alternative health care fields in the Western world.
In 1979, The World Health Organization (WHO) issued a list of 41 diseases amenable to acupuncture treatment. These include ENT, respiratory, and digestive ailments, post-stroke paralysis, asthma and other allergies, eye diseases, nervous system disorder, and various types of pain, to name just a few.
Among the conditions Dr. Flaster specializes in are sinus conditions, muscular-skeletal problems such as sprains or injuries, digestive disorders, and hormonal problems such as premenstrual syndrome.