Envisioning a treatment where several needles are inserted into one’s skin is not really appealing to many people.  However, acupuncture Jacksonville , a treatment where 4 or more needles are applied in the skin in certain parts of the body is a treatment that has been practiced in China for thousands of years is a treatment most effective in ironically relieving many kinds of painful ailments.

Traditional Chinese medicine or TCM, which acupuncture is an integral part of believes that a network of invisible energy pathways called meridians that carry life-giving energy called chi crisscrosses the body.  The meridians occasionally are blocked due to stress and other destabilizing factors, which prevent chi from energizing and nourishing the other body parts.  This causes disorders such as malabsorption of vitamins and minerals, indigestion, weak blood circulation and aches and pains to arise in the undernourished parts of the body.  TCM states that the insertion of needles at specific points called acupuncture points or acupoints causes chi to be redirected to other pathways and this rectifies the problem.

With regards to safety, in the hands of an able and experienced acupuncturist, acupuncture is a very safe treatment for many kinds of disorders.  The application of needles may cause some patients to experience slight light headedness, bruises or minor bleeding.  The needles should be new, stainless sterile and disposable needles to prevent cross infection.  They are applied in a way that does not result in any kind of nerve damage.

In many respects, acupuncture treatment is superior to medication treatment.  Prescription drugs are laden with toxins, which causes side effects and are hard to excrete.  The toxins may accumulate in the liver causing liver and kidney damage in the future.  Acupuncture does not use any kind of medications and hence does not cause renal or liver damage nor any side effects.  Some patients may react to acupuncture treatment in a way that affects their emotional state, urination and bowel rhythm, sleep and appetite.  These are not bad signs as they are indications that acupuncture is positively working.

As a rule, acupuncture is not given to young children or to pregnant women as it may result in premature delivery.  Acupuncture is so potent that generally very young children are unable to tolerate it.  There are indeed risks in acupuncture treatment and saying otherwise is not true.  However, with the advent of new technologies such as electromagnetic wave therapy, modern technology is making acupuncture a safe form of treatment for everyone.  In this age of seeking out exotic natural homeopathic eastern modalities, acupuncture will always be a popular option because of its holistic and natural approach to sickness and effectiveness in treating a wide array of disorders and pain.