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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture was originally found in China and further introduced to Europe in the sixteenth century, in which it came to North America in the nineteenth century.

The term "Acupuncture" refers to the procedure of placing needles through the skin at different points on an individual`s body along with using numerous manipulating techniques. Acupuncture is one of the key components of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is used as a practical science for preventing and treating diseases.

What is the science behind Acupuncture?

As per the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, human body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing forces, namely Yin and Yang. Health is achieved when an individual maintains a "balanced state" between Yin and Yang in their body.

An imbalance between the Yin and Yang tends to hinder the flow of "Qi" (Chi). "Qi" (Chi) is the vital energy that flows through a system of channels known as meridians that regulate the body functions. Acupuncture stimulation focuses on removing blockages in the flow of Qi and restore Yin-Yang to maintain one's health.

How is a treatment plan created?

The acupuncturist treating the patient will create customized treatment plans for them despite the fact that both patients were suffering from a liver condition, as they showed a different set of symptoms.

For example:

There are two patients who are suffering from a liver condition, but the symptoms they show are different from one another. Patient 1 is showing dizziness, headache and loss of temper, whereas Patient 2 is experiencing pain on the sides of their ribs, declining appetite, depression, etc.

The acupuncturist treating the patient will create customized treatment plans for them despite the fact that both patients were suffering from a liver condition, as they showed different set of symptoms.

Is Acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture is a safe and natural treatment with the distinct advantage of having very few side effects

What can acupuncture help treat?

Listed below are a few of conditions that Acupuncture can help treat:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine and headaches
  • Smoking cessation
  • Overcome alcohol and drug addictions
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Asthma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Menstrual pains
  • Infertility
  • Cystitis
  • Internal distention
  • Constipation
  • Edema
  • Insomnia
  • Sinusitis
  • Allergies
  • Eye congestion
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Acne
  • Weight loss and many more

Do I need a referral to see an Acupuncturist?

The answer is NO!

A referral is not required to visit an Acupuncturist. In case you experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned here, you can book an appointment with an Acupuncturist at any time. Also, it is advised to check with your insurance provider to see if they require a referral for reimbursement.