Acupuncture therapy involves the insertion of extremely thin needles into the skin at various strategic points on your body. While a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has become an increasingly accepted therapy for pain in Western medicine.
Traditional Chinese medicine sees acupuncture as a technique for balancing the qi or chi - the life force believed to flow through the meridians or pathways of your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these pathways, acupuncture practitioners believe they can help your energy flow to re-balance.
Many Western practitioners view acupuncture points as places to stimulate muscles, nerves, and connective tissue. They believe that such stimulation increases blood flow and boosts the body's natural painkillers.
Acupuncture is primarily used to relieve the discomfort associated with a wide array of conditions and diseases:
While most people can benefit from acupuncture, not everyone is a good candidate. Conditions that might increase risks of complications include:
Your initial evaluation may take up to 60 minutes and subsequent sessions usually take about a half-hour. A common treatment plan typically involves one or two treatments a week. The number of treatments needed depends on the condition being treated as well as its severity. Six to eight treatments are common.
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