Acupuncture Therapy

Chinese Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture TreatmentsAcupuncture is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. According to Traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating these points can correct imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians. Scientific research has not found any histological or physiological correlates for qi, meridians and acupuncture points, and some contemporary practitioners needle the body without using the traditional theoretical framework… Read More – Wikipedia

Acupuncture Points

  Acupuncture Points are also called (acupoints) which are locations on the body that are the focus of acupuncture, acupressure, sonopuncture and laser acupuncture treatment. Several hundred acupuncture points are considered to be located along meridians (connected points across the anatomy which affect a specific organ or other part of the body). There are also numerous “extra points” not associated with a particular meridian… Read More – Wikipedia

Regulation of Acupuncture

In the US, acupuncture is practiced by a variety of healthcare providers. Those who specialize in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine are usually referred to as “licensed acupuncturists”, or L.Ac.’s. Other healthcare providers such as physicians, dentists and chiropractors sometimes also practice acupuncture, though they may often receive less training than L.Ac.’s. Physicians trained and licensed in Western bio-medicine can seek certification in Medical acupuncture by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA). Read More – Wikipedia

Acupuncture for Pain Relief

  When Acupuncture was first introduced to the United States, it was its effectiveness at pain-relief which caught the public’s attention. In 1972, when the New York Times reporter James Reston received acupuncture treatment for post-operative pain relief, he was so impressed with the results that he wrote about acupuncture on his return to the United States. Read More

Diseases and Disorders Treated with Acupuncture

  There are many diseases and disorders that can be treated with Acupuncture. The diseases or disorders for which acupuncture has been tested in controlled clinical trials reported in recent literature can be classified into four categories… Read More – World Health Organization


 

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