Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. Originating in China some 3,500 years ago, only in the last three decades has it become popular in the United States. In 1993, the Food and Drug Administration estimated that Americans made up to 12 million visits per year to acupuncture practitioners and spent upwards of half a billion dollars on acupuncture treatments

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) hold that there are as many as 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body, which are connected by 20 pathways (12 main, 8 secondary) called meridians. These meridians conduct energy, or Qi (pronounced "chi"), between the surface of the body and its internal organs. Each point has a different effect on the Qi that passes through it.

Acupuncture is recognized by the National institutes of Health and the World Health Organization to be effective in the treatment of:

  • Alcohol addiction • Facial palsytics • Facial palsytics

  • Pneumonia • Drug addiction • Fatigue

  • Reproductive problems • Anxiety • Fertility

  • Rhinitis • Arthritis • Fibromyalgia

  • Sciatica • Asthma • Gingivitis

  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) • Bronchitis • Headache

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome • Hiccough • Shoulder pain

  • Chronic fatigue • Incontinence • Sinusitis

  • Colitis • Indigestion • Sleep disturbances

  • Common cold • Irritable bowel syndrome • Smoking cessation

  • Constipation • Lower back pain • Sore throat

  • Dental Pain • Menopause • Stress

  • Depression • Menstrual irregularities • Tennis elbow

  • Diarrhea • Migraine • Tonsillitis

  • Digestive trouble • Morning sickness

  • Tooth pain • Dizziness • Nausea

  • Trigeminal neuralgia • Dysentery • Osteoarthritis

  • Urinary tract infections • Emotional problem • Pain

  • Vomiting • Eye problems • PMS • Wrist pain
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