Acupuncture is a well established medical technique that has been used in China for thousands of years and integrated into health care delivery across the globe. Its technique most commonly involves inserting very small needles into the skin in specific locations to modulate pain, nerve firing, and the function of body systems. Acupuncture as a stand-alone treatment has well studied efficacy for both physical and emotional pain reduction. It additionally works exceptionally well used as an adjunct with other modalities for long standing chronic conditions and to promote overall wellbeing.
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The short answer is virtually anything. All acupuncture treatments can be balancing to the body and help to circulate the body’s energy or qi (pronounced “chee” ). This often results in relaxation, improved sleep, detoxification, and pain reduction. Many conditions involving nerve pain respond particularly well to acupuncture. Migraines, anxiety, neuropathy, and vertigo are just a few conditions that may actually respond better to acupuncture than to pharmaceuticals. Acupuncture has been well studied as an effective adjunctive therapy in hormonal imbalances, infertility, addiction treatment, nausea (both pregnancy and chemotherapy related), and PTSD.
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