How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture

Originating from China thousands of years ago, pain relief through acupuncture has been successfully practiced in the United States since the 20th Century. The practice of acupuncture for pain management facilitates a circulation of energy to the patient’s targeted area of discomfort.

  • Pain relief
  • Relief from nausea due to pregnancy and chemotherapy
  • Increasing motor range of motion
  • Expediting recovery time

Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture points are located on meridians through which gi vital energy runs. The procedure involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient’s skin at targeted areas of the head, torso, limbs and extremities. These needles are inserted at various depths, depending upon the patient’s diagnosed medical condition.

  • Chronic pain
  • Acute pain
  • Neurological disorders
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches – Migraines, Cluster, Tension
  • Migraines
  • TMJ

Acupuncture Medical Theory

Physical_Therapy_Filler.jpgA healthy body is the result of a harmonious balance of the life force known by traditional Chinese medicine as gi or chi – energies flowing through pathways within the body. There are 350 acupuncture points in the human body. The body’s energy pathways are accessed through the insertion of small, thin needles in targeted areas of discomfort to release or redirect the body’s energy. Thus, the body is brought back into its proper balance.

According to Dr. Randy Kessler’s professional medical opinion – in concurrence with the findings of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes for Health – acupuncture is a viable and accepted method of pain management in today’s healthcare industry. WHO has found solid evidence that acupuncture is effective for treating at least 28 conditions – with effective therapeutic value for many more.

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