Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world for over 3,000 years. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into a specific network of points (called meridians) that span throughout the entire body. The insertion of the needles creates micro-traumas that stimulate a systemic effect to promote the body’s innate healing ability.
Acupuncture needles are sterile, disposable and hair-thin with minimal complications when delivered by a qualified practitioner. The needles are so thin that you can fit up to 20 into a standard hypodermic (injection) needle.
Acupuncture is a complementary medicine, which can be used alone or in conjunction with allopathic or Western Medicine. However, many patients find that their need for prescription medicines or surgery is either decreased or eliminated as they return to health naturally.
Acupuncture comes under the scope of Eastern Medicine which also includes herbal medicine and nutrition, heat therapy (including moxibustion and infrared therapy), cupping, acupressure, and qi gong (meditation exercise utilizing controlled breathing and movements). A typical treatment plan utilizes a combination of various modalities including acupuncture to treat the root cause of many health challenges.
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