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What is Acupuncture?


Acupuncture is a safe and effective form of health care. It can be used to treat a wide variety of medical problems Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world. It originated in China more than 2,000 years ago,although it did not become common in the United States until 1971. The most common acupuncture technique that has been used and studied involves penetrating the skin with small solid metallic needles. However, acupuncture can be performed without needles through electric stimulation, acupressure, or non-piercing needles.

The classical Chinese belief is that channels of energy run in regular patterns throughout the body. The body's natural energy is called Qi (pronounced chi). These channels are called meridians and they are responsible for nourishing the tissues with vital Qi. An imbalance of the Qi in these channels can cause disease. The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points pertaining to the imbalanced channel. Once a channel is stimulated or balanced the normal flow through the meridian can be reestablished. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body's internal systems to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, production, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians. Therefore, acupuncture can enhance the body and support physical and emotional health. Easliy access acupuncture Boca Raton, Pompano Beach Deerfield Beach and LIghthouse Point.