Acupuncture has been around for more than 4,000 years and is used to rebalance the flow of energy in the body while effectively treating many conditions. It is administered by inserting up to a dozen or more tiny needles into very precise locations which are determined by symptoms. These locations or points are based on a series of points along meridians that interconnect throughout the body. Patients rarely have any discomfort with needle insertion. During a treatment, the acupuncturist may gently stimulate the needles manually, apply heat with a ceramic heat lamp, or attach low-frequency electrical stimulation.
The goal of acupuncture is to improve energy flow in the body, relieving pain and other symptoms which improve the quality of people’s lives. While some people remain skeptical of its therapeutic value, acupuncture is becoming more mainstream in Western medicine as a stand-alone treatment or an essential part of a treatment plan.
Acupuncture has treated many symptoms like; allergies, pain throughout the body, asthma, bed wetting, constipation, depression, diarrhea, fatigue, gas, heart problems, infertility, PMS, thyroid conditions, and many more symptoms.
If you are hesitant about getting needles stuck in you, do not be! Unlike normal medical hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are fine, and flexible, no bigger than a human hair or piece of thread. First-time patients are usually amazed at how comfortable they are during treatment and most only experience a slight tingling feeling.
Come into our office today and learn more and see if acupuncture is right for you.
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Acupuncture Becoming More Mainstream In Western Medicine
In-text: (Interactive, 2014)
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