Acupuncture Basics

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Acupuncture is an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Infertility
  • Anxiety
  • Migraines
  • Post-operative issues
  • Post-chemotherapy nausea and vomiting
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Pain from injuries, such as sprains.
  • And much more.

As one of the key components of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture harmonizes the mind, body, and spirit by correcting imbalances in the flow of qi, or energy, and triggering our own internal healing response. Hair-thin, virtually painless needles are inserted into the skin to stimulate different acupuncture points along the body. This allow for a free flow of qi through the meridians, or channels. Any imbalance or disruptions in energy flow can cause disease. Acupuncture is a holistic way to combat this and restore optimal health.

The Journal of the American Medical Association reported on a National Institute of Health Conference panel that completed a review of studies and literature to determine the efficacy and safety of acupuncture. The experts found that acupuncture was not only safe, but effective for alleviating adult post-operative pain, chemotherapy-related nausea and vomiting, and post-operative dental pain.

“There are other situations, such as addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and asthma, in which acupuncture may be useful as an adjunct treatment or an acceptable alternative or be included in a comprehensive management program.”

What you should know about acupuncture.

If you suffer from an uncomfortable or debilitating condition, there is an alternative to surgery, medication, and other Western medical procedures.

Were you aware that:

  • Acupuncture has nearly 2,000 years of clinical history.
  • Acupuncture is one of the most holistic systems of medicine available today.
  • Acupuncture has no inherently dangerous or troublesome side effects.
  • Americans make nearly 15,000,000 visits to acupuncture practitioners per year.
  • An increasing number of Western medical professionals are referring patients to acupuncture specialists.

How to choose an acupuncturist:

Not all acupuncturists are created equal!

Acupuncture is one of the fastest growing modalities in the United States and more and more health and medical practitioners are jumping on the bandwagon. A qualified acupuncturist has accrued over 2,000 hours of acupuncture and Chinese medicine education, which is between three and four years of schooling.

In order to safely experience the full healing benefits of acupuncture, it is essential to visit a licensed acupuncturist.

To find a practitioner and get started on the path to good health and wellness, visit TryAcupuncture.org which only includes fully qualified and licensed acupuncturists.

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