There are many acupuncture myths that circulate the internet. Marchand Orthopedic Acupuncture wants to put these rumors to rest.
First, acupuncture does work. Some people contradict acupuncture only because they do not understand the benefits that it can bring and mechanics of how it works. By activating specific acupuncture points, acupuncture enhances health and improves problems one may have. The most widely practiced way of stimulating these points is by placing sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical currents are exercised as an enhancement for the effects of acupuncture. Acupuncture is recognized in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO) as proven and legitimate treatment.
Second, acupuncture is not only for pain. Many people do use pain management acupuncture; however, acupuncture treats numerous ailments such as depression, insomnia, digestive issues, and anxiety. These few ailments are only a fraction of what acupuncture can help with. Third, acupuncture does not hurt. The needles used are slim and fine. When inserting the needles, most people describe the discomfort as a small prick which one may or may not even feel. After the needles are placed in the skin some will feel a discomfort such as an ach or throbbing which quickly fades when the acupuncturist adjusts the needles. The needles are only in place for five to thirty minutes before removal. After this, sometimes-extra treatment is added such as cupping, pressure, heat, or electrical current.
Lastly, acupuncture is not religious. Acupuncture was originally a traditional Chinese medicine that began over three thousand years ago and is still used today. Nothing supernatural or magical occurs while treatment is being placed.
Marchand Orthopedic Acupuncture is ready to put these myths to rest and help patients receive the best treatment for their ailments. Seek the best solutions for your worst problems with Marchand. Contact us today.