Acupuncture

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The part can never be well unless the whole is well.

-Plato

 
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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a unique system of medicine and health maintenance, originating either in Egypt, India, or China somewhere between three and six thousand years ago. It is the art and science of placing thin needles into the skin at precise points. These needles stimulate the immune system and enhance the body’s ability to heal itself from physical, mental and emotional illnesses. Not only is acupuncture effective on humans, it also works on animals (there is even camel acupuncture!) This shows that the patient does not have to believe in acupuncture for it to work! There is no placebo effect in pets!!

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Acupuncture is now routinely recommended by many M.D.’s for the treatment of addiction, chronic and acute pain, arthritis, nausea, side effect from chemotherapy, and asthma. Immunological studies have shown that acupuncture increases the immune functioning of the body and speeds healing.

Since acupuncture enhances a person’s physical, emotional and mental well-being, many people include it in their ongoing health maintenance programs. Acupuncture is capable of treating a wide
variety of conditions.

What Does it Feel Like?

Usually people describe the sensation as a very small pin prick followed by a feeling of warmth, heaviness or slight tingling in that part of the body. Some feel no pain while others describe a
slight pain that goes away shortly after the needle is inserted.

What Results Can I Expect?

Results from an acupuncture treatment vary with the individual. Some people experience immediate and long lasting relief from pain, disease and emotional stress, while others must continue a course of treatment for a period of time for the therapeutic results to be most beneficial. Why do some people experience immediate relief while others take months to recover? It depends upon the constitution of the person and the depth or seriousness of the illness. Typically, acute pain is the easiest and
fastest “imbalance” to control. Problems that have become chronic or involve several body “systems”, such as infertility, diabetes, organ prolapse, or stroke usually take the longest to treat.

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