Acupuncture is one of the oldest techniques and is part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine. It has been used for thousands of years, and the fact that is still around is because it really works.
Acupuncture is unique because it uses thin, solid needles that are inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. By stimulating these pressure points we can correct imbalances in the flow of qi (energy) through channels that are called “Meridians.”
Traditional Chinese Medicine is very precise in finding the root of any symptom and it takes an individualized approach in treating each patient, that’s why people are treated differently even if they suffer from the same condition.
Because it was originated in China, for us “Westerners” it’s somewhat unusual and strange, as it is not part of our culture. But if you were to go to any hospital in China, you would be able to choose between the Allopathic Medicine and Eastern Medicine. In most cases, these two fields work together and you end up having the best of both worlds. That is the ideal scenario.
People here in Miami often ask if acupuncture is painful, because they associate it with the sensation of a needle going through their skin when they get blood work done. In acupuncture, the needles we use are very thin because all we need to do is a miniscule stimulation in particular points in the body to allow for the energy to flow. Most of the time you don’t really feel any discomfort at all.
Acupuncture is the safest modality on Earth with the power of stimulating your own body’s self-healing mechanism, without any harmful side effects. We think that is a great reason for you to try it.