Acupuncture, like many traditional health care professions, such as herbal medicine, and massage therapy, is a very ancient practice. A new form of acupuncture based on western concepts and research has been developing in the United States over the last several decades. This new American acupuncture incorporates an evidence based scientific approach that utilizes acupuncture techniques in the treatment of specific health care problems including chronic pain, anxiety, addictions like smoking , and others. There is an overwhelming and compelling amount of scientific evidence regarding the physiological effects of acupuncture on the human body. Acupuncture is a valuable therapeutic modality that can be used singularly or in combination with other forms of manual medicine (Chiropractic, Massage/Stretching, and Physical Therapy).
Since medical acupuncture has volumes of scientific studies to support its use and has very little if any side effects, it may be worth a try if you’re having trouble controlling your symptoms by conventional medicine. The World Health Organization (WHO) lists over 100 specific pain and organic conditions which specifically respond to acupuncture.
Those that respond (Not all inclusive)
- Headache (tension/migraine)
- Neck Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Tennis elbow
- Neuropathy (Diabetes/Idiopathic)
If you or someone you know might benefit from Acupuncture give our office a call at (517) 278-2519 to schedule an appointment with our Acupuncturist.