Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one technique of the art and science of Chinese medicine. Physicians in China have been practicing acupuncture for more than two thousand years. Acupuncture can often help people in cases where other medical interventions have failed.

What Is Acupuncture?

Quite simply, acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, surgical stainless steel needles into specific points on the body. The needles are single use and are disposed of after treatment. Most people are pleasantly surprised to find that acupuncture does not hurt, and that the experience of receiving acupuncture is actually very pleasant and enjoyable. Patients often fall asleep on the treatment table, or feel deep peace as endorphins and enkaphalins, natural painkillers, are released by the brain and body. By promoting the bodies many systems of circulation, acupuncture improves blood flow, increases nerve conduction, stimulates the immune system and stops pain. Acupuncture also has many other health benefits.

Acupuncture Works

The largest systematic review of acupuncture for pain was completed in 2012 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. But acupuncture treats much more than just pain. The World Health Organization lists more than 28 health conditions that acupuncture has been clinically proven to treat effectively.To see the entire list of conditions that the WHO considers appropriate for acupuncture therapy, click here.

Clinical Studies

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Here is a partial list of the conditions that the WHO lists that have been proven by clinical studies to be treatable with acupuncture:

  • Acute Bacillary Dysmenorrhoea
  • Acute Gastritis
  • Acute In Peptic Ulcer
  • Adverse Reactions To Chemotherapy
  • Adverse Reactions To Radiotherapy
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Biliary Colic
  • Chronic Gastritis
  • Correction Of Morning Sickness
  • Craniomandibular Disorders
  • Dental Pain
  • Depression
  • Depression Following Stroke
  • Depressive Neurosis
  • Dysentery
  • Essential Hypotension
  • Facial Pain
  • Gastrospasm
  • Hay Fever
  • Headache
  • Hypertension
  • Knee Pain
  • Leukopenia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malposition Of Fetus
  • Nausea And Vomiting
  • Neck Pain
  • Periarthritis Of Shoulder
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Primary Epigastralgia
  • Primary Induction of Labour
  • Renal Colic
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Sprain
  • Stroke
  • Temporomandibular Dysfunction
  • Tennis Elbow
  • And More...

What We Treat

We commonly treat all types of pain conditions: back pain, hip pain, leg pain, ankle pain, foot pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and headaches to name a few. We also treat emotional and mental disorders like anxiety and depression. Additionally, on a daily basis we help women with gynecological issues like PMS, hot flashes and night sweats and fertility issues. If you are suffering from a condition and you think acupuncture might help, just give us a call for a free consult.

Common

Misconceptions

There are three common misconceptions about acupuncture.

People often think that acupuncture hurts, but it does not. Acupuncture is nothing like getting a shot at the doctor’s office. The needles are very fine and thin and often painless. At most you might feel a slight pressure or sting.

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.

People sometimes think acupuncture is not scientific, but that is not true. Numerous clinical studies have validated the effectiveness of acupuncture.

Acupuncture In Asheville

We opened our clinic in 2003 and have been in continuous practice since then, taking short breaks for study and research trips to China and to visit other renowned practitioners of natural medicine. We provide side effect free, natural medicine solutions for the whole family, and look forward to meeting you!

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