Acupuncture: Does it Work?
Acupuncture is a safe and effective holistic medicine backed by more than two thousand years of practice and research. It is practiced all over the world both as a primary and adjunctive (alternative) treatment for a wide range of conditions.
The clinical success of acupuncture is related – at least in part – to the wide range of diagnostic signs and symptoms which are taken into effect when looking at an imbalance. For instance, if you come in telling me that your doctor has diagnosed you with a condition such as arthritis of the knees, I may look at your tongue, check your pulse, ask about your diet and lifestyle, palpate your spine, your abdomen… these are all part of gathering diagnostic information which allows me to develop an acupuncture treatment strategy that is unique to you and your experience of a particular condition.
Acupuncture=’No Single Answer’ for You
The beauty of this medicine is that there’s no ‘one single answer’, no ‘one treatment’ for a particular condition, because Chinese medicine doesn’t just treat symptoms. We include YOU- your particular expression of this particular condition- as part of our approach. We look at your body’s particular way of expressing your particular symptoms as clues to what the root imbalance is within, and treat this underlying issue as well.
Having a ‘cold’ in Chinese medicine could be either a ‘cold’ condition or a ‘hot’ condition.
It’s also taken into consideration whether the patient is ‘excess’ or ‘deficient’ to determine the best course of treatment.
In other words, a treatment is designed to match not ONLY the imbalance, but also the condition of the patient’s constitution. This makes acupuncture the perfect ‘customized’ treatment for many stubborn conditions that don’t necessarily respond to other ‘traditional’ approaches.
Try acupuncture to experience its many benefits- you might just find yourself feeling a whole lot better!
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