The word acupuncture is a combination of two Latin words, “acus” meaning needle and “pungere” meaning puncture. Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years as a way to numb parts of the body locally (local anesthesia) and treat sickness.

Acupuncture is called Chen Chiu in the Chinese language. This treatment is usually done by sticking filiform needles into strategic points of the human body; but there are also other processes by which the treatment is administered.

To complete my study on acupuncture, I have mostly depended on the information gathered from internet, a few sources I have gathered from practitioners and books. One such practitioner whose clinic is based on Boston provided me with information on the phone which made me aware that this treatment is already quite popular in the United States.

Acupuncture can resolve a wide variety of medical complications. These conditions could be anything like problems with the throat, nose, and ear, muscular problems, neurological problems, digestive problems, vision problems, and respiratory problems among yet many others. Acupuncture in Palm Harbor is a painless form of treatment in which the needles can be stuck at a maximum, an inch deep at certain points on the skin. A person can at most, sense mild pain while a needle is inserted. In lieu of needles, treatment can also be done through electronic stimulation, laser, or pressure (acupressure). Acupuncture is usually done in combination with massage, cupping, magnetotherapy, and moxibustion. You will find various styles of acupuncture treatment throughout the world.

If you want a safe and successful treatment outcome, you should be careful in choosing your acupuncturist, as many do not have legal certification. In the US, around 50% the states in the Union have legalized acupuncture. Depending on the seriousness of your condition, you might need to undergo several treatment sessions to see results. When undergoing treatment you need to stay relaxed. You might experience a significant improvement of your condition in just your first treatment; sometimes however, your complication might even increase, due to a medical phenomenon known as a rebound effect.