Acupuncture Services FAQs
Acupuncture is a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with roots in Traditional Chinese Medicine aimed at balancing energy flow with a vocabulary developed to explain how energy (qi, pronounced "chi") and blood travel through the body and can be obstructed in certain pathways (meridians).Acupuncture does not seek one specific reason for illness or injury, and instead treats the multiple factors involved in ailments like lifestyle, psychological wellbeing, environmental stress, trauma, and external pathogens.
Acupuncture and other methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine evolved in China and rely on thousands of years of human trials to validate effectiveness. Acupuncture is well known for its benefits on chronic pain and headaches; it is also commonly used to treat stress, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue among many other ailments. Negative side-effects are rare but may include some soreness or bruising at the site of needle insertion.
Campus Health has contracted with Triangle Acupuncture Clinic to provide acupuncture services. They have served Chapel Hill for 15 years, and will provide services at Campus Health with state licensed acupuncturist Chris Helmstetter, LAc.
You can learn more about Traditional Chinese Medicine and Triangle Acupuncture Clinic at triangleacupunctureclinic.com.
Please use the Pharmacy entrance on the ground floor on the West side of the building, closest to Genome Sciences and The Beach Cafe to enter the building for your acupuncture appointment.