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Acupuncture: Should You Give It a Try?

The pharmaceutical industry has created the common – and dangerous! – misconception that health problems should be solved with pills and prescriptions. For many men and women, the prescriptions they take have actually caused more problems than they solved. Does this sound familiar to you?

If so, you should turn your attention to holistic treatments like acupuncture. The ancient Chinese developed acupuncture as a way to support the body’s natural healing abilities, and you can use it for the same purposes.

What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a holistic treatment that has been used for thousands of years to relieve different health problems. The practice involves inserting tiny needles into specific locations of the body called acupuncture points. These points are selected based on how energy flows through the body below the surface of the skin.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, energy often becomes blocked or rerouted as it flows through the body. Acupuncture makes it possible to restore the natural flow of energy through the body to relieve painful and unwanted symptoms. In the Western world, acupuncture is explained as a way to stimulate nerves, muscles, and connective tissue to boost the body’s natural painkillers and increase blood flow.

How Can Acupuncture Improve Your Health?

Acupuncture is a versatile treatment that is proven to address many different health concerns.  Nausea, dental pain, fibromyalgia, headaches, migraines, lower back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, and menstrual cramps are just a few of the physical conditions that acupuncture can alleviate. Case-controlled clinical studies have also found acupuncture to be effective in improving depression, hypertension, tobacco dependence, and insomnia.

How Safe Is Acupuncture?
Unlike the pharmaceutical medications so commonly used in Western society, acupuncture has few, if any, risks and side effects. As long as acupuncture is completed by a trained expert who can masterfully place needles into the correct points in the body, the only possible complication is minor soreness or tenderness after treatment. Most people don’t even feel that!

Whatever health condition you might be working to overcome, give acupuncture the chance to help you rehabilitate your health. Call (813) 935-2273 today to make an acupuncture appointment at Mind Body Spirit Care, Tampa’s leading integrative medical center.