Acupuncture is an ancient practice that now includes some modern tweaks that adds value to the treatment. Building on an already useful tool for healing, acupuncture now adds other tools such as laser and electric current.
Originating in China over 2000 years ago, acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedure.
The practice of acupuncture is inserting hair-thin needles at specific points on the body. These points are known as pathways or meridians which may be block.
It’s believed that by inserting needles that these meridians will unblock thus letting the body’s electric energy through. This can ease pain and assist the healing process.
What should you expect?
You may experience slight to no pain. A few people may feel more sensations. Generally the client will feel relax. This routine normally last about 30 minutes while you lay quietly and try to remain relax.
You should make sure your acupuncturist has credentials, skill and references.
There are always the dangers of an inexperience acupuncturist. You wouldn’t want a puncture lung. Please don’t let me discourage you to search for a qualified acupuncturist but do be prudent in your quest.
Personally I had no real problems except some anxiety during the treatment. Acupuncture has definitely helped my high blood pressure and worry. Also it’s helping my snoring to a degree for which my loving wife is very grateful. My wife has cerebral palsy and acupuncture has helped her tremendously too.
Our sessions generally cost $75.00 for each issue. Since I have about three areas that he treats there is a slight discount. applied.
Our acupuncturist is Chinese and only been in the USA a few years. Although he speaks English, I hope he comprehends what I’m expressing. So far he has for the most part.
Although acupuncture may sound strange to many, I urge you to consider it. Sometimes it’s the only thing that relieves your symptoms when nothing else will.
Keep in mind that the first few sessions may not be as positive as you would like it. My BP actually went up some until my third session. Now it has improved considerably and I’m very glad that I stuck it out.
There are many alternative therapies available and acupuncture is a very promising choice. Many have seen immediate pain relief and health improvement. Maybe it will produce results for you too.
Do your homework. Investigate your options. If you ultimately decide to try acupuncture then make sure you select someone reliable.