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Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions.
Developed millennia ago in China, numerous recent studies conducted by scientists in Europe and the United States have found that acupuncture is moderately effective in treating pain and nausea. Acupuncture has also proven to be successful in reducing many other conditions, such as:
- muscle tension
- chronic pain (including headaches)
- menstrual irregularities
A Registered Acupuncturist can treat more complicated issues like
- digestive disorders
- skin problems
Some believe if symptoms are a result of an energy blockage within the body, acupuncture can encourage the body’s natural healing response.
Want to know if acupuncture is right for you? Request more information here, or talk to your chiropractor.