There are three common misconceptions about acupuncture. First, people often think that acupuncture hurts, but it does not. Second, people often think that acupuncture is is a procedure that is done only once, like a steroid shot. Acupuncture needs to be done in a series over many weeks to get the best results. Thirdly, people sometimes think acupuncture is not scientific.
In truth, the largest systematic review of acupuncture for pain was completed this past fall with funding from the National Institutes of Health. The NIH found that acupuncture is effective for pain conditions. You can read the New York Times article by clicking this link. Also, some people think that acupuncture treats only pain conditions, and this is also not true. The World Health Organization lists more than 28 conditions that have been clinically proven to be helped by acupuncture. To see the entire list of conditions that the WHO considers appropriate for acupuncture therapy, click here.
Acupuncture is extremely popular in Asheville, NC, as many citizens here prefer natural and side effect free approaches to health conditions. Acupuncture involves the insertion of incredibly fine, surgical stainless steel needles into very specific parts of the body know as acupuncture points. The Chinese have been using acupuncture continuously for more than five thousand years. Acupuncture is safe, effective and afforable.
Acupuncture Asheville clinics, like our very own Blue Ridge Clinic, provide expert acupuncture services for the whole family.
Here is a partial list of the conditions that the WHO lists that have been proven by clinical studies to be treatable with acupuncture:
Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever), Biliary colic, Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke), Dysentery, acute bacillary Dysmenorrhoea, primary Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm), Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders), Headache, Hypertension, essential Hypotension, primary Induction of labour, Knee pain, Leukopenia, Low back pain, Malposition of fetus, correction of Morning sickness, Nausea and vomiting, Neck pain, Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction), Periarthritis of shoulder, Postoperative pain, Renal colic, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sciatica, Sprain, Stroke, Tennis elbow….and more…
Acupuncture Asheville services at the Blue Ridge Acupuncture Clinic are just a phone call away…for a free consult call now: (828) 254-4405