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Acupuncture and Wellness

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    Acupuncture An ancient Chinese health practice that involves puncturing the skin with hair-thin needles at particular locations, called acupuncture points, on the patient's body. Acupuncture is believed

Acupuncture has been used to relieve or cure many different health problems. Below is a list of conditions and specific ailments treatable by acupuncture therapy.

 

Acupuncture Health Index

Digestive
Abdominal pain
Constipation
Diarrhea
Hyperacidity
Indigestion

Emotional
Anxiety
Depression
Insomnia
Nervousness
Neurosis

Eye-Ear-Nose-Throat
Cataracts
Gingivitis
Poor vision
Tinnitis
Toothache

Gynecological
Infertility
Menopausal
  symptoms
Premenstrual
  syndrome

Miscellaneous
Addiction control
Athletic performance
Blood pressure
  regulation
Chronic fatigue
Immune system
  tonification
Stress reduction

Musculoskeletal
Arthritis
Back pain
Muscle cramping
Muscle
  pain/weakness
Neck pain
Sciatica

Neurological
Headaches
Migraines
Neurogenic bladder
   dysfunction
Parkinson's disease
Postoperative pain
Stroke

Respiratory
Asthma
Bronchitis
Common cold
Sinusitis
Smoking cessation
Tonsillitis

Will acupuncture therapy work for you?

 

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  • Approaching Acupuncture Treatment

    Use these tips as an introduction to your experience with acupuncture. These steps will ensure you're informed and prepared for your first acupuncture session.
  • The Sensation of Acupuncture

    Acupuncture needles are nothing like the thick, hollow hypodermic needles used in Western medicine. The sensations felt during an Acupuncture treatment vary greatly. Learn what an Acupuncture treatment feels like.
  • What Makes Those Needles Work?

    Traditional Chinese medicine theorizes that the more than 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body connect with 12 main and 8 secondary pathways, called meridians, which conduct energy, or qi, between the surface of the body and internal organs.
  • Will Acupuncture Therapy Work for You?

    The use of acupuncture has produced a good deal of anecdotal evidence. Much of this evidence comes from people who report their own successful use of the treatment.