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Here in the United States, acupuncture and oriental medicine is commonly viewed as a last resort when allopathic medicine has failed. This is when patients learn that acupuncture truly works and what it is like to feel healthy. Once their current health issues are resolved, patients take advantage of what they have discovered and focus on staying well.
Prevention is a vital component to good health. Lifestyle and diet are two key factors for longevity; coupled with Acupuncture, one can efficiently fend off illness to keep the body performing at its best. Various questions arise with this topic, such as “How does Acupuncture work?”. Many wonder how stimulating areas on the body with whisker-like needles can restore and maintain well-being.
Think of the body as an intricate system of roadways; there are major thoroughfares (blood vessels, nerves), and smaller side streets (capillaries, connective tissue). When blood, energy, body fluids and nerve pathways are allowed to flow uninhibited along these roadways, the body stays healthy. However, factors such as physical trauma, poor diet, and emotional upset present roadblocks and traffic jams. These create imbalances resulting in some areas not receiving necessary signals or nutrients and others getting overwhelmed. When needles are placed in strategic points along channels that follow the roadways of the body, it restores the balance. There are skeptics who believe that there must be a placebo effect involved. The high success rate with treating animals disproves this way of thinking. In fact, animals typically respond faster than humans.
Another common question is “Does it hurt?” Acupuncture is not painful when proper technique is used. There is a range of sensations one might experience, such as, tingling, heaviness, or pulsing. All are considered positive and subside within a few seconds. In some cases, there is no particular awareness of the acupuncture insertion. Treatments are meant to be relaxing and many people fall asleep on the table