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Acupuncture Specialist

Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Acupuncture & Massage Therapy located in Miami, FL

Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice that addresses the root cause of illness rather than merely treating symptoms. Restoring balance through acupuncture doesn’t just heal the body; it can also heal the mind and the emotions. At Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, experienced acupuncturists Wanyun Tsay, LAc, and Kimberly Hickerson, LAc, lead their skilled team in providing safe, all-natural acupuncture treatments for a variety of physical and emotional concerns. To learn more, call the office in Miami, Florida, or make an appointment online.

Acupuncture Q&A

What is acupuncture?

One of the primary techniques in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into specific points in the skin. According to TCM, the needles release blocked energy known as qi. 

If you didn’t grow up with an Eastern world view, you might find the concepts behind TCM, which originated in China more than 2,000 years ago, a little strange. TCM is based on the idea that the body houses invisible energy, known as qi. Qi flows through the body along pathways called meridians; the meridians connect organs, tissues, blood vessels, nerves, and the mind.

When qi flows freely, the mind and body experience health and wellness. But blockages in the flow of qi result in an energy imbalance that leads to illness and disharmony. Acupuncture removes blockages and restores balance-healing disease and returning the body to a dynamic state of energetic balance.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Acupuncture needles don’t hurt. You might feel a slight pinching sensation, or nothing at all, during an acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture has been used safely in China for thousands of years, and millions of people have benefitted from acupuncture since its arrival in the United States in the 1950s.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture works with your body’s natural ability to fight illness and heal from injury. Acupuncture seeks to address the root cause of disease, rather than simply treat symptoms. Restoring balance through acupuncture affects the human system holistically, so it doesn’t just heal the body, it can also influence the mind and the emotions. 

Researchers in the West don’t fully understand how acupuncture works from the perspective of Western medicine. Some studies indicate that acupuncture affects the nervous system, triggering the release of chemicals that naturally relieve pain and improve one’s mood. 

However, clinical studies of acupuncture have limitations because of the fundamental differences between Eastern and Western science. It’s still widely practiced in China, where many medical doctors use it along with Western medical practices. 

Which conditions can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture can address a wide variety of health conditions, including:

  • Headaches
  • Arthritis
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Postoperative pain
  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Premenstrual syndrome 
  • Heavy periods and cramping
  • Menopause
  • Digestive issues
  • Stress relief

Acupuncture also offers safe, natural help for depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.

The team at Miami Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine provides safe, comfortable acupuncture treatments. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book online.

 

We also offer Auricular Therapy

 

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