Why You Should Try Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been around for more than 3,000 years, so it is safe to assume there must be something to it. This ancient Chinese technique can improve the body's function, promote natural self-healing, and relieve a variety of conditions.
In 1997, acupuncture's safety was supported by the U.S. National Institutes of Health for treating a wide range of conditions. Modern research has shown acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and promote a sense of well-being. It is now covered by most insurances.
After taking a complete health history, your acupuncturist will ask you to lie on a treatment table where he inserts fine sterile needles in various points of your body which stay in between five and thirty minutes. Most people feel no or minimal discomfort and actually find acupuncture sessions relaxing.I have had acupuncture for knee and back pain and I can attest that the needles do not hurt and that I have experienced some relief.
Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that acupuncture successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.
Acupuncturist Domenic Sembello of HealthSource Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Northfield talks with me about the many conditions acupuncture can treat.