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The Myths About Acupuncture

Aug 14, 2008
There are a lot of myths with regards to acupuncture. Some of these are true; others are silly while the rest only have a half truth. As you read on, you will learn which ones are worth believing.

1.Acupuncture is Painful
This is not true because those who have tried it claimed they only experienced a tiny prick while others did not feel anything at all. There is no tissue damage when the needle is inserted into the skin or pulled out and only in very rare cases are there traces of bruising.

2.You Can Get Hepatitis or AIDS From Acupuncture
This is true only if the needles used are not sterilized. In the US, this will never happen because acupuncturists are required to use disposable needles thus you are not at risk from these two diseases.

3.Acupuncture is used to Treat Pain
This is only a half truth because this holistic technique has been proven to do other things such as stop a person's addiction, lose weight and prevent certain illnesses.

4.Only Asians Can Practice Acupuncture
There are some who think that Asians are the only ones that can practice acupuncture. Since 2000, there are 1000s of schools in United States, Europe, South America and other Asian countries such as Singapore and India that teach students about this technique and become licensed acupuncturists.

This means that anyone who has the desire to learn about this ancient practice can do so and help treat patients. Just to give you an idea, there are at least 3,000 acupuncturists now working in the US.

5.Medical Doctors Do Not Believe in Acupuncture
This is not true because there are more doctors these days that are open to the idea that there are other ways to help patients aside from conventional medicine. In fact, some of them even recommend an acupuncturist if they know that what they have done is not effective.

6.Patients Must Be Under Various Needle Techniques
This is not true as the four needle techniques will only be used when the specialist feels that the energy of the patient is virtually not moving as a last resort.

7.It Is Better For Medical Doctors To Perform Acupuncture
This is wrong because the training is much different than that taught in medical school. Students who have an acupuncturist license train for 3,000 hours before they are allowed to practice this profession. So between an acupuncturist and a medical doctor, you should go with someone who has learned about this much longer.

8.Acupuncture Is Only Used In Third World Countries.
This is not true because this technique originated in China more than 2000 years ago and this has spread to developed nations such as USA,Europe,Japan,Canada,Australia and many other countries.

In the United States,acupuncture been practiced for more than 2 decades and is legal in 30 states. In fact in 22 of them, license professionals are only issued after graduates passed the state board examination.

Although acupuncture has been around for a very long time, there is still a need for this form of holistic healthcare,which is why it is being taught in colleges and in many developed countries today. It is painless, cost efficient and a lot of studies have shown that it is effective in treating various illnesses as well as health prevention.
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