What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. It’s based on the theory that energy, called “chi”, flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians.
Acupuncture is done by putting very thin needles into your skin at certain points on your body. This is done to influence the energy flow.
You may feel slight pressure when a needle goes in. Most people find that it doesn’t hurt. The area may tingle, feel numb, itch, or be a little sore. Providers believe that this is a sign that the energy flow, or chi, has been accessed.
Benefits of Acupuncture
Studies have found promising results for the use of acupuncture to treat nausea and vomiting related to pregnancy, chemotherapy, and postsurgery pain. Acupuncture also may be useful for:
- Menstrual cramps
- Tennis elbow
- Myofascial pain
- Low back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Drug addiction
- Dental pain
- Labor pain
10 Reasons to Try Acupuncture
Did you know that more than three million adults visit an acupuncturist annually, according to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine?
Call the Center for Massage Therapy at 303-777-1151 to schedule your Acupuncture Treatment with our Licensed Acupuncturist Kalin Davidov and find out the benefits for yourself!
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