An effective and increasingly popular therapy that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system, acupuncture offers treatments that are personalized to a patient’s unique constitution, signs, and symptoms.
Practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine have used this non-invasive medical system for thousands of years to both prevent and treat disease. The acupuncturist places fine sterile needles on various “acupoints”-activating and balancing the body’s Qi (pronounced chee), which promotes natural healing.
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Overall, the Chinese have mapped the presence of 361 acupoints in the major meridians.
There’s a few conditions that can be treated using the acupuncture methods and techniques, and most of them involve relieving the discomfort. Below is a list of conditions and circumstances for which people commonly find acupuncture treatment to be effective.
Conditions we Treat:
- Asthma and sinusitis;
- Headaches, back pain, sciatica, TMJ or Musculoskeletal Problems;
- Insomnia, Depression and Anxiety;
- Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Addictions;
- Digestive disorders;
- Heart disorders;
- Nervous system disorders.
- Women’s Health.
- Men’s Health.
- Muscle, bones and nerve pain
What you can expect for an acupuncture appointment
A treatment plan will be traced for you, and your practitioner will ask you about your symptoms, behavior and lifestyle, to examine where the pain or discomfort is coming from.
During the procedure, the practitioner may insert the needles in places that aren’t where the pain is coming from, because the acupuncture points are situated in various areas of the body. So, sometimes, the points are far from the area of the pain.
The type of treatment will depend on your condition, so make sure to seek medical attention to understand what’s the best treatment for you!
The benefits and results are pretty particular depending on the patient’s condition and kind of treatment, but many people find it helpful to control some variety of symptoms and painful conditions.
There’s a few risks of acupuncture, so make sure to tell your practitioner if you have a bleeding disorder, because there’s a higher chance that you bleed or bruise after your appointment. Also, if you have a pacemaker, it’s also very important to tell your practitioner, because acupuncture involves applying mild electrical pulses to the needles, which may interfere with the operation of the pacemaker.