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Why Acupuncture?

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Reasons for choosing acupuncture

Medical treatment from your doctor is not improving your health standards. 

There is not a clear medical diagnosis for your condition, and you continuously don't feel well.

You are experiencing severe side effects from medical treatments or procedures.

You enjoy maintaining a health, well-balanced lifestyle.

History, Functionality, and Effectiveness:

Acupuncture is a medical practice which originated from China more than 3,500 years ago. It is a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, an integral ancient medical system. The goal of acupuncture is to stimulate specific points on the surface of the body in order to achieve health, well-being, and balance.

There are hundreds of acupuncture points in the body. These points are interconnected through energy pathways or "meridians". Theory has it that our "Qi" (pronounced "Chee"), our body's vital energy/life force, flows along there meridians. Diseases and disorder are caused when the circulation of our "Qi" is blocked or imbalanced. acupuncture helps to eliminate the blockage, providing a balanced and restored health.

Acupuncture treatment comprises of inserting fine( human hair size), stainless-steel, sterilized needles into specific points on the body otherwise known as acupuncture points. Acupuncture points have very specific purposes. examples being, if you are plagued by a hacking cough with lots of mucus, there are points to help clear the phlegm and silence the cough. you have a persistent, dry cough, there are points specifically for moistening. There are acupuncture points that help bring back your appetite and points to calm it down when you are tremendously hungry all the time. There are points to commence the menstrual cycle when it is late and points to cease it when the flow is too heavy. All in all, stimulation of certain acupuncture points have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions and as a result can treat a wide variety of illnesses.

Modern science is able to prove that acupuncture does trigger neurological, endocrine, and immunity responses. Machine have captured the reactions of acupuncture on the Electromyography (EMG) and Magnetic resonance Imaging (MRI). But how exactly does acupuncture work, is still a question asked by Conventional Western Medicine. 

Its effectiveness, as an alternative therapy, is evident though, and is strongly promoted by the World Health Organization(WHO) in 2003, WHO acknowledged acupuncture's ability to treat patients with disease and disorders (examples being nausea, hiccups,vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, asthma,angina, palpitation, dizziness, headache, tinnitus, insomnia, fatigue, forgetfulness, paralysis, numbness and tingling, spasticity, arthritis, and muscular and car and sport injuries).

Currently out of all alternative therapies, acupuncture has the highest referral rate among American Physicians.

Acupuncture treatment types:

Depending on your symptoms, acupuncture can be available in two forms:

As a stand along treatment.

As an adjunct treatment.   

Misconceptions about acupuncture:

On occasion it can provide a miraculous result, but not at all times. Attending all sessions, not one, is needed in order to optimize its effectiveness.

It does not have a direct effect on every disease, but it can regulate and lead the body to have a better reaction towards your medication, and as result, can improve certain aspects of your condition and help facilitate the healing process.

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