What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. Acupuncture is used to encourage natural healing, reduce and relieve pain, and improve function of affected areas of the body. It is a safe and effective, and is often successfully used as an alternative to medications or even surgery.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles through the skin and tissues, stimulating specific points on the body. There is NO injection of any substance and the treatment itself causes minimal discomfort. Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce “endorphins”, which are the body’s own pain relieving chemicals. Though it has been used for thousands of years in China, it has only been in recent years that the medical communities in Europe and North America have begun to study acupuncture and understand its effectiveness.
“Classical Acupuncture” was developed in China as a system of diagnosing and treating pain. As part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture aims to balance energy and blood in the body in order to keep it functional and healthy.
Anatomical” Acupuncture refers to a more modern approach taken by western trained therapists, including the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (AFCI). When combined with knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology modern therapists can use acupuncture effectively.
Acupuncture is very effective in treating a variety of painful disorders, both acute and chronic. It is a therapeutic method used to encourage natural healing, reduce or relieve pain and improve function of affected areas of the body.
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