Everything You Need to Know About: Acupuncture
Welcome to another blog post published as part of what I hope to be an enlightening series introducing you to the exciting field of energy medicine. I’ve been immersed in this field for more than two decades and I’m thrilled to see it finally becoming embraced by more patients and traditional physicians and other medical professionals.
Today I want to introduce you to acupuncture. Acupuncture originated in China more than 2,500 years ago. You may have heard of acupuncture as, like most energy medicine practices, it is becoming more popular. Acupuncture is an alternative healing method where tiny needles are inserted into specific locations of the body, known as acupoints. This holistic healing method eases pain by modifying the flow of energy (known as qi or chi and pronounced “chee”) throughout the body.
While acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, it has only recently become more ingrained into traditional American medical practices, particularly for the treatment of chronic pain, a condition that affects millions of Americans. According to data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 11.2 percent of American adults (25.3 million people) have experienced some form of pain every day for the past three months. The study also found that even more people — 17.6 percent of American adults — suffer from "severe levels" of pain.
With opioid use at critical levels, many medical professionals realize that the solution isn’t always found in a prescription bottle. In fact, the FDA made a ground-breaking proposition in 2017, recommending that doctors get information about acupuncture as an alternative therapy that might help patients avoid prescription opioids.
The FDA actually gave acupuncture its first U.S. seal of approval back in 1997 when it classified acupuncture needles as medical devices. In the 20 plus years since, study after study has indicated that acupuncture can work and according to a National Health Interview Survey, acupuncture is on the rise. The survey results revealed that more than 14 million U.S. citizens used or had tried acupuncture, an increase from the 8.19 million acupuncture patients in the U.S. at the beginning of the five-year study period.
The ancient Chinese philosophy of acupuncture isn’t traditionally based in science and medicine but on life-giving energy or chi that we all possess. When your chi is flowing correctly, you experience good mental and physical health. When your chi is blocked, that can result in illness.
I’ve discussed time and time again that when we are feeling stressed or anxious we open the doorway to a compromised immune system and illness. When you’re relaxed and healthy, your body physically reflects that too and in a positive way! So acupuncture helps you achieve balance and, as a result, provides relief for many ailments.
People turn to acupuncture for a variety of reasons — chronic headaches, allergies, anxiety and depression, osteoarthritis, chronic pain, hypertension, insomnia...the list goes on and on. It’s helped thousands of people and it could help you!
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Have a blessed, wonderful day,