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Acupuncture

Mar 19, 2008
Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese healing system; believed to be originated before many centuries. Earliest documentation about Acupuncture dates back to second century BC.

Acupuncturists believe that energy (chi) circulates in the body through twelve points in the body known as meridians and diseases are believed to be the result of blocked or misdirected energy flow. Fine needles are inserted in to the body at specific points to unblock or redirect energy flow.

There are 2000 acupuncture points located on the connecting frame work of twelve meridians and eight secondary meridians.

Uses: Musculoskeletal: Low back pain, Sciatica, chronic pain and Osteoarthritis. Neurological: Headache, Migraine, Stroke rehabilitation, Neuralgias. Respiratory: Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinus problems and tonsillitis. Bowel and bladder problems: Cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome and incontinence. Gynecological: Hot flushes, pre menstrual tension and endometriosis. Gastrointestinal: Gastritis, gastric ulcers, constipation and colitis.

Choosing therapy: Always discuss with your doctor provider before seeking for alternative therapy. Check for the licensed practitioners in your area and check with your insurance provider if they cover the expenses. Acupuncture is generally covered by many insurance providers.
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