Acupuncture has been used for centuries to treat a variety of different ailments. It has remained a popular treatment method for hundreds of years because it truly does provide results. Once a person tries acupuncture for the first time, they are hooked! Let’s start out by answering some basic questions about acupuncture:
- What is acupuncture?
According to the Avicenna Acupuncture Clinic website, “Acupuncture is a treatment method based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The practitioner inserts very thin needles in specific points (Acu-points) along energy pathways (meridians). The stimulation of those points helps to adjust and balance the flow of energy and restore health. According to the National Institute of Health, over one million people in the US receive acupuncture annually. There is evidence that the stimulation of acupuncture points can affect internal organs by means of nerve reflex pathways (the autonomic nervous system). Acupuncture increases the release of natural pain-relieving chemicals called endorphins. It stimulates the pituitary gland, which in turn activates the adrenal gland to release anti-inflammatory chemicals. It is a fact that acupuncture has helped millions of people to eliminate or decrease pain, improve their immune system and achieve better overall health worldwide.”
2. Is acupuncture painful?
Unlike hypodermic needles, acupuncture needles are ultra thin and flexible, thereby permitting a nearly painless insertion. The sensation could be compared to a mosquito bite. You may feel some heaviness, distention and/or tingling either around the needle or traveling up or down the affected meridian. Most people feel relaxed during and after the treatment.
3. Is acupuncture safe?
If provided by a trained professional, acupuncture is considered very safe. Every licensed acupuncturist has completed a “clean needle technique” class and exam.
4. What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been proven to help treat a variety of different ailments, including, but not limited to: pain associated with childbirth, gout, surgery, chronic pain of the back, neck, and face, a variety of different infections, insomnia, neurological disorders, respiratory disorders, digestive disorders, blood disorders, cardiovascular disorders, mental disturbances, fertility complications, disorders of the sense organs, skin diseases, cancers, fibromyalgia treatment, lymphedema treatment, and much more.
5. Where can I go for acupuncture treatments?
There are lots of different acupuncture clinics all around the world! The acupuncture clinic that you choose will depend on what ailment you are seeking treatment for. Some acupuncture clinics provide acupuncture for a variety of different things, while others specialize in certain treatments.
If you are in the Denver are and are looking for an acupuncture clinic that specializes in fibromyalgia treatment, or lymphedema care, look no further than Avicenna Acupuncture Clinic. Avicenna Acupuncture Clinic has been providing acupuncture treatment to the Denver area for many years. Their purpose and goal is to help as many people as possible to promote the best health in the Denver community. They provide treatments based on traditional Chinese medicine. Consultations include acupuncture treatments, lymphedema care, fibromyalgia treatment, prescription of herbal medicine, nutritional counseling and Tui Na (joint release technique) if indicated. For more information about Avicenna Acupuncture Clinic and to read more about their services, visit their website or give them a call today.