Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Fallacies Clarified

Acupuncture is one of several modalities used in Oriental Medicine, originating over 4,000 years ago, treatments have effectively alleviated pain, increased fertility rates and improved or eliminated numerous types of health conditions.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, used in Oriental Medicine, involves inserting hair sized needles or pins into points along meridians in the body in order to restore blocked or weakened pathways. These needles naturally enhance acupuncture points and help to bring your energy flow back to full functionality, along these pathways that feed the bodies organs.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can treat the following symptoms but is not limited to these:

Acupuncture is very mainstream these days and is also used in hospitals around the world. Here are some common fallacies clarified.

There is no real science behind acupuncture: False

Acupuncture is a drug-free and non-invasive nature. For several decades now Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has been widely accepted as an alternative medicine treatment option recommended by professional medical practitioners all over the world. Furthermore there are studies being done more then ever on this powerful medicine.

Acupuncture hurts: False

Acupuncture needles are fine, similar to a human hair. There should be little or no discomfort with insertion, most times patients don’t feel anything on insertion. Your safety is our clinic’s main concern so we exclusively use, one-time use, disposable pre-sterilized needles.

I won’t notice a change in my symptoms: False

Chronic conditions take longer to resolve then acute conditions. Age, activity, lifestyle also play a role in response times. Most times people notice some change the first 15 hours or so after the treatment.

Maybe there are risks with Acupuncture?: False

No. Occasionally people may be sore or bruise at the insertion site. Pre-sterilized, one-time use, disposable needles are used exclusively in the clinic. You cannot contract a disease from the needles. Clean needle techniques are utilized.

If I start to feel better with Acupuncture, I don’t think it will last: False

Acupuncture treatments usually have a cumulative effect. Most times the more treatments you have the greater the long-term positive effects. Many variables affect this and this varies on a case-by-case basis. This largely depends on what caused the initial complaint and the patient’s lifestyle choices related to the complaint. Since Acupuncture is non-invasive and safe, multiple treatments are recommended, especially for chronic conditions.

Acupuncture doesn’t cure the problem: False

Acupuncture is NOT a Band-Aid type treatment. In fact, acupuncture needles are meant to assist the body systems to heal themselves and get to the root of the problem unlike todays medicine. In doing so many minor complaints are alleviated in the process. When the body heals itself, then no additional invasive treatment or pills are needed. Symptoms will alleviate as a result of a healthy, well balanced constitution. If you’re experiencing disturbing symptoms and fertility related issues don’t wait, make an appointment with us today to determine whether acupuncture is the appropriate choice for your health concerns.