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Intro to: Acupuncture

Updated: Oct 5, 2021

Traditional Chinese Medicine

A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Chinese medicine explains that a body’s energy, known as Qi (Chi) flows through the pathways called meridians. Sterile needles are placed in specific points along meridians to re-balance the flow of energy, thereby promoting natural healing and restoring equilibrium in the body.

In Western medical theory, studies indicate that acupuncture influences the central and peripheral nervous systems, releasing endorphins to reduce pain and stress. It helps stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. In the United States, acupuncture is increasingly used in centers of anesthesia and pain management centers.

According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) research, these are a few of the conditions that can be effectively treated by Acupuncture.

  • Fatigue

  • Immune System Deficiencies

  • Chronic Pain Management

  • Headaches

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

The needles used for acupuncture are hair-thin. FDA regulations require needles to be under good manufacturing practices and are required to be single-use for sterile purposes. Most people feel minimal to no pain when the needle is inserted.

Seeking Treatment

Many patients seek acupuncture as a way to help relieve chronic pain for a variety of ailments. Talk to your doctor to see if acupuncture may be a good option for you, or schedule a free consultation at UEWM Clinic.

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