Medical Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles (usually painless) into the body at defined points, to positively affect the body’s energy flow, called Qi (pronounced “chee”).
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It has been practiced for 5000 years in China, and is now used throughout Asia, Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union. Acupuncture aims to balance the two opposing forces of nature, Yin and Yang, within the body to promote healing and health.
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture’s successful treatment of a wide range of diseases, including digestive disorders such as spastic colon, chronic constipation or diarrhea; respiratory problems such as sinusitis and asthma; neurologic problems like chronic headaches, facial tics or Bell’s palsy; musculoskeletal problems including neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, tendonitis, low back pain, sciatica and arthritis; urinary problems including overactive bladder and incontinence, and menstrual and reproductive problems.
Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension, stress, and emotional conditions as well. Medical acupuncture in the US is performed by physicians trained in Western medicine who have sought out additional extensive training in acupuncture.
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