Acupuncture is a core technique within the ancient art and science of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Fine, sterile needles are gently and delicately inserted into specific points within the body that are aligned with meridians of Qi, or life force energy, within our bodies, minds, and spirits. These insertions harness, direct, and stimulate particular points to help restore balance physically and emotionally, and to help alleviate symptoms for specific conditions.
The power and potential of acupuncture has been acknowledged by The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH), which have studied TCM through the vantage point of Western medicine and physiology. Even as far back as 1979, the WHO held a symposium on acupuncture—since then, medical science has conducted numerous studies about the efficacy of acupuncture.
If you’re experiencing chronic pain, you’re not alone. Around 126 million adults in the United States experience chronic pain annually — from backaches and migraines to osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, many who suffer turn to prescription pain medications (opioids like Oxycodone, Percocet, Vicodin and OxyContin) for relief. In 2016, there were 50,000 overdose deaths related to opioid usage in the U.S. — and that number climbs 15-12% yearly. The dangers of these drugs clearly outweigh the benefits.
Thankfully, there’s a better solution: Acupuncture has been proven to relieve pain by 50%. A recent study in the medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine said acupuncture may be helpful in reducing the frequency of migraines and preventing attacks. And the Mayo Clinic Proceedings reports acupuncture having positive effects on back pain and osteoarthritis.
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Acupuncture can also help to instill a general sense of calm and well-being by using a person’s natural energy to help heal the imbalances that can be caused by poor diet and sleep habits, a hectic environment, as well as physical and/or emotional traumas.