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A Few Things You Didn’t Know About Acupuncture

3059609 SUsed to relieve a variety of pains and ailments, acupuncture therapy has been used across the globe for thousands of years. First performed in Ancient China, acupuncture techniques were brought to the United States as early as the 1800s, but were not widely publicized until the 1970s. A type of medicine that is not completely understood by practitioners of Western medicine, there are many interesting things to learn about acupuncture.

No Pain

Many individuals stray away from the idea of acupuncture therapy because of a fear of needles, but acupuncture actually doesn’t hurt! Unlike the sharp medical needles used by doctor’s offices, acupuncture needles are smooth and conical in shape, preventing them from cutting the skin the way most needles do. You will likely feel the needles going in, but they should not cause any pain or scarring.

Varying Techniques

Since acupuncture has such a long history, there are a variety of techniques used by practitioners. Eastern acupuncture and European acupuncture follow two different thoughts of belief, the first addressing energy as a web and the second referring to it in broader terms.

Little-Known Benefits

Recent studies have also revealed some interesting benefits to acupuncture. Treatment can help to promote weight loss, reduce breakouts and even reduce joint pain in cancer patients. And all you have to do is lie down and relax!

Here at Anthony Medical & Chiropractic Center, we work with Temple Acupuncture & Wellness to provide acupuncture therapy to our clients. This noninvasive treatment center promotes noninvasive methods including acupuncture, electro acupuncture and herbal medicine. Contact us online or by calling 254-899-2225 to learn more about acupuncture and the other services we provide.

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