Acupuncture which stems from a traditional Chinese Medicine technique is a holistic health technique that is administered by trained practitioners, by inserting thin needles into the skin to stimulate certain body points.
Today, acupuncture is the most popular traditional Chinese medicine. It is a health approach that began in China more than two millennia ago, and it has been evolving and growing in the USA in the last few decades.
Currently, the conditions that are treated by acupuncture include:
Chronic back pains.
Muscle pains and spasms.
A headache and intense migraines.
The U.S Department of Health stated that there were considerable results on the efficacy of acupuncture in vomiting, chemotherapy, nausea and postoperative dental pain. Other instances that acupuncture is used is in tennis elbow, stroke rehab, addiction, headache, fibromyalgia, low back pain, osteoarthritis, myofascial pain, asthma and carpal tunnel syndrome.
According to the NIH (National Institute of Health), acupuncture is considered as a safe treatment when administered by a well trained and experienced practitioner. However, you should ensure you get to a hospital that is careful about the type of sterile needles used, to avoid contamination and improper treatments which can be harmful.
To help you be careful about the facility’s standards of performing acupuncture, the FDA regulates the acupuncture needs, with policies that require the needles to be nontoxic, sterile and labeled to be used once by qualified professionals.
There have not been many complaints that have been reported about acupuncture; this makes the risk to be low. It does not mean that there is no risk because there are documented cases of serious side effects that were caused by untreated needles.
The results of acupuncture take some time to be felt, that is why it is usually a complementary treatment to other techniques like exercise, and physical therapy.
“I’ve used Dr. Kim for about 8 weeks now and the results are amazing. I had shingles about a year ago and it was a rear case that pain didn’t go away. I’ve tried everything to stop pain but it was always temporary relief. While I was going through such a hard time with tremendous pain on my right torso and mid back someone suggested me to try acupuncture. I didn’t believe in those ancient medicine but I was desperate!!! I am soooooooo glad I decided to try acupuncture and I’m very grateful that I met Dr. Kim. He is a wonderful and talented professional. He is very knowledgeable of the human body and muscle groups and helped me with all my pains. It was unbelievable how relaxed I felt after leaving his sessions. I would highly recommend Dr. Kim for any aches and pains. Thank you Dr. Matthew Kim for being such a wonderful, caring professional.”
“Visited Dr. Kim and he was very good at spotting the pain and the cause for it. He’s a good listener and is interested in making you feel better as soon as possible. It was worth the visit. Best acupuncturist I know.”
“I recently went for my first accupuncture visit and my eyes were opened to a whole new world of pain relief! I have fibromyalgia and on the night of the first treatment, I would actually wake up because when I tossed and turned it hurt significantly less than it usually does! I am amazed, I was kind of a skeptic but I really wanted to try something that would not have the side effects that most medicines have. I didnt even tell him that I had fibromyalgia, he figured it out on his own as well as other conditions that I have. Dr. Kim took his time to ask many questions and evaluate, all the while making me feel comfortable to express myself. I was also pleasantly surprised that the needles didn’t hurt as much as I was expecting, just a light poke. Some didn’t hurt at all when he placed them and afterwards I even forgot some where there! I felt completely relaxed which is such a welcomed relief from the pain. I can’t wait to see what I will feel like when I finish my treatment! I will be back to update the review then!!”
Researchers from the University Of Munich’s Center for Complementary Medicine reviewed thousands of studies that involved 2,137 patients. They learned that acupuncture could be a non-pharmacological tool that can reap tremendous benefits to patients who have recurring chronic headaches.
The review compared clinical trials of both acupuncture, the placebo approach, and the avoidance of any migraines treatment. On the first survey, the groups that had needles placed in strategic places and the ones who randomly placed needles had a reduction in headaches. On the other hand, the control group did not feel any change.
In the second survey, the group that had the correct administration of acupuncture treatment progressively decreased the number of days they experienced headaches.
The University of Medical Center of Berlin proved that acupuncture was effective in improving chronic back pain. In patients who were receiving acupuncture treatments for eight weeks, the chronic low back pain had significantly reduced, compared to those who received no treatment.
In the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, a large test was done to check the benefits of acupuncture in reducing insomnia symptoms. The analysis indicated that patients who were taking medications and added acupuncture in the treatment had far better results than those who were only taking medications.
Additionally, unlike any other medications, acupuncture sessions do not have any adverse side effects.
Acupuncture is now recommended by doctors in the treatment of stress reduction, hormonal balances and anxiety during pregnancy.
Acupuncture is rendered as a safe treatment for pregnancy symptoms, as well as in the treatment of depression, physical and mental symptoms after delivery of the baby. It is also used during labor, to reduce the pains that are associated with it.
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Although different studies show that the effect of controlling pain is the same on either a random therapy that involves needles and the one that uses strategic acupuncture; acupuncture is the only one that shows a lasting relief. There are theories that state that the body is stimulated by the needle pricks, producing endorphins which help to inhibit pain. Contact Best Acupuncture Care today to schedule your next treatment! Also, don’t forget to swing by our Blog so you can learn all about the origins Acupuncture and much much more!
I was born and raised in South Korea until the age of 25 when I moved to Boston to further my study of medicine. I’ve always been a bit of a study worm and love to learn new things. While my older brother was active, always getting in trouble and getting hurt, I was more of the calm one in the family, soaking in new things, taking time to process and meditate on my surroundings. I have always been interested in the welfare of others, and had a keen interest in the anatomy of humans. The more I studied, the more I realized how special our bodies are. I call it the amazing healer. I feel my soothing and calm nature helps me to be a good listener, exhibit patience and kindness, so that my patients can have a pleasant experience each visit.