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What to Expect at Your First Acupuncture Session

It’s completely normal to feel nervous prior to your first acupuncture session. The thought of someone jabbing you with needles might conjure up images of a medieval torture session, but the process is virtually painless. Take a deep breath and relax. Once you arm yourself with information and know what to expect, you’ll find that […]

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Does Acupuncture Truly Work?

Studies have been conducted around the world to determine if acupuncture really works. While Eastern and Western medical philosophies differ in their explanations of how it works, it does not diminish the fact that it does work. The healing tradition has been practiced for over 2,000 years. It has stood the test of time and […]

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Acupuncture Offers a Host of Benefits

When it comes to deciding on a course of treatment, a Western medical doctor often asks, “Do the benefits outweigh the risks?” A licensed acupuncturist doesn’t typically need to ask this question. When performed by a qualified practitioner, acupuncture has virtually no side effects. Instead, it offers a laundry list of benefits: Acupuncture improves or […]

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A Breakdown of Acupuncture Principles from an Eastern View

By now you’ve heard about acupuncture and probably have a general idea of what it entails. Yet, for many it still harbors some mystery. It’s no wonder. Acupuncture originated in China approximately 2,000 years ago, yet wasn’t popularized in the West until much more recently. Here’s a quick primer on this ancient form of alternative […]

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Acupuncture Basics

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 […]

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