I recently found this article online and thought it really sums up what acupuncture is all about. Interesting for anybody, but especially for those skeptics that still don’t come to my office because they are scared of needles or because they don’t “believe” in Acupuncture. For the whole article please open below link. In good health and see you soon at Avicenna Acupuncture Clinic.
10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE
IT DOES NOT HURT.
Most people who have never had acupuncture do not realize how thin acupuncture needles are. They do not bear any resemblance to needles that are used for injections or to draw blood …
IT IS NOT JUST FOR PAIN.
It is true that acupuncture can work wonders for back pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, leg pain, postoperative pain, and pretty much any other kind of pain you can think of. However, pain is just one of many ailments for which acupuncture can provide relief…..
IT IS NOT A ONE-SHOT DEAL.
Acupuncture works cumulatively, meaning one treatment builds on the next. If the issue you’re seeking acupuncture for has been bothering you for a while, it probably will take more than one treatment before you notice results. Similar to how medications are ineffective unless you take the prescribed dose…..
IT IS A GREAT TEACHER ON GRATITUDE.
The driving idea behind acupuncture is that we already have everything we need to be well. In contrast to bio-medicine, which is premised on the notion of external intervention, acupuncture takes what’s already there and rearranges it into something positive….
IT IS NOT RELIGIOUS.
Although it’s becoming less common as the general public gets more educated about acupuncture, the myth of acupuncture as a religion or supernatural phenomenon remains. Acupuncture is not religious, nor is it voodoo….
IT HAS GREAT SIDE EFFECTS.
Forget what you’ve been told. Acupuncture does have side effects. Many people who seek acupuncture for one issue wind up experiencing a lot of additional benefits….
IT WILL OPEN YOUR MIND.
Acupuncture requires us to think about physical and emotional health in entirely new ways. Despite noble efforts by many to find one, there is no biomedical equivalent for qi (pronounced “chee”) or for meridians or acupuncture points…
IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE EXPENSIVE.
Private acupuncture sessions can run anywhere from $60-$200, which for many people is unattainable. It’s not a dead end, however. Some insurance companies have recently started adding acupuncture to their benefit packages….
There is a pervasive belief in healthcare that for something to be effective, it must be validated by clinical trials. This is not true. Clinical trials are to thank for many medications and technologies that have extended and improved life for countless people. That does not mean they have the answers to everything….
IT WILL MAKE YOU AN ALL-AROUND STRONGER PERSON.
It’s not always easy to embrace acupuncture. Most MD’s, as well as some family, friends and colleagues, regard mainstream medicine as the only acceptable form of healthcare….