Medical Acupuncture Bellingham involves the practice of acupuncture therapy by a medical doctor. Acupuncture is an ancient treatment that has been used for thousands of years by the Chinese and still is used by them for the treatment of various kinds of health disorders. It has been adapted to serve the needs of various Asian peoples, thus we can see different variations of acupuncture in countries such as Korea and Japan and others.
Medical acupuncture uses extra thin needles for its treatment. Same with traditional Chinese acupuncture, this type of acupuncture can treat a host of conditions such as arthritis, nausea, headaches, muscle aches and pain among others. Medical acupuncture is a very safe treatment and is good for older children, teens, adults and seniors.
The United States Food and Drug Agency regulates the use of acupuncture needles. The needles used are sterilized and the person performing the acupuncture is experienced and trained in the craft.
The most common belief of how acupuncture treats the body is its ability to produce and secrete hormones that allow the body to relax, relieve pain and heal. These hormones are the body’s natural opioids that work as an analgesic to mitigate painful symptoms.
Acupuncture validates the benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of more than 30 health conditions making acupuncture if not the most versatile, one of the most versatile forms of treatment in the world. Before going for acupuncture treatment, it is highly recommended that the patient consult with his/her doctor about it. If the doctor is not a practitioner of acupuncture, he/she may know a qualified and experienced acupuncturist to recommend for the patient. In the hands of a very qualified acupuncturist, acupuncture treatment is a very safe procedure but may cause harmful effects on the body when performed by an inexperienced and unqualified practitioner. When compared with other Western conventional modalities such as medication therapy or surgery, acupuncture is much safer than these two procedures.
A qualified medical acupuncturist can utilize other modalities such as herbal medicine or even prescription medications if he/she deems they are warranted for the better health of the patient. Medical acupuncture is very good in helping mitigate nausea symptoms on patients undergoing chemotherapy.
With the growing awareness of many people regarding the harmful side effects of medications, many are turning to acupuncture instead for a natural, safe and effective treatment to get well. One particular useful benefit of medical acupuncture is its ability to neutralize the side effects of medications. Also, medical acupuncture can increase the potency of medications such as painkillers making these drugs more effective when used in conjunction with acupuncture.
With or without the aid of medications, medical acupuncture is an effective therapy that treats not only the painful symptoms but addresses the root cause of the health problem as well.