Acupuncture, simply defined, is the insertion of thin filiform needles into the body at select points to produce a therapeutic effect. Acupuncture treatments seek to bring an individual into balance; to bring harmony into the disharmonious.
Acupuncture works as both a preventative and an interventative therapy, which means it can assist both acute and chronic issues. The powerful effect it has on pain and it's use in pain management has been well documented and is well researched. Extensive research has also been done worldwide on it's effects on many other conditions. The world Health Organization recognizes its use in treating depression, headaches, insomnia, abdominal pain, asthma, arthritis, nausea, menstrual pain, and obesity, just to name a few.
The advantage of acupuncture is that each treatment can me modified to fit the needs of that specific patient and each set of points used can be changed each time the patient is seen to produce the maximum therapeutic effect for that patient's current condition. It also seeks to treat not just the symptoms of these condition, but the root cause. Acupuncture is also very safe and virtually free of side effects, making it a powerful alternative to many other therapies where side effects are problematic.
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