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Acupuncture is one component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the world’s oldest, continually practiced holistic medicine. The principle of TCM is to establish balance within the body, and to maintain harmony between the human body and the environment.
Acupuncture has now become one of the most popular and effective alternative medical treatments in the U.S. In fact, acupuncture is widely recognized as a part of the conventional medical treatment options when it comes to treating pain.
The typical length of an acupuncture treatment is from 30 minutes to 45 minutes. The acupuncturist inserts hair-size refined special needles at certain acupuncture points located on the body. Once the needles are in place, heat or electrical stimulation may be applied while the patient rests. Besides its effects on pain relief, acupuncture is also widely used for a variety of medical conditions. In 1997, National Institute of Health issued a statement documenting acupuncture’s effectiveness for a range of health conditions. These are listed to the right.
Modern scientific theories suggest that acupuncture stimulation of certain points on the body appears to: boost the release of pain-relieving endorphins (body’s natural pain killer), interfere with transmission of pain impulses to the brain, improve blood circulation, improve body’s immune system, and to have positive effects on certain hormones and neurotransmitters.
We at 1st Wellness are committed to you having a positive experience and healing. We hope you will come to consider our clinic as a valuable asset for your goals to get and stay well.