Advanced Medical of Twin Cities offers a wide variety of services that can help you achieve healthier living and a greater and more sustainable sense of overall wellness. One of these services is acupuncture. Acupuncture is one of the oldest treatments known to medical professionals, having originated in China several thousand years ago. Despite its longevity, it remains one of the more misunderstood practices, and it still receives the skepticism of many people, despite its long history of success in treating many conditions. Client’s that give acupuncture a try request it on their next visit.
Acupuncture is performed by inserting extremely fine needles into specific, strategic points on the surface of the human body. These locations are known as ‘acupoints.’ Over the centuries since it was developed, acupuncture has undergone a process of ongoing perfection. What the Chinese healers developed centuries ago is now a highly functional treatment of pain and illness, from arthritis and inflammation to anxiety and menstrual cramps. The insertion of ultrafine needles into acupoints alters the body’s energy and stimulates a healing response. The needles used in acupuncture are too fine to cause pain, but the introduction of the needles into the surface of the skin is enough to cause our bodies to release endorphins, which are the pain killing chemicals that our bodies produce naturally.
Will Acupuncture Work For Me?
Given the length of its history and its record of effectiveness, it is amazing that there are still so many skeptics. Acupuncture stimulates the production of chemicals in the body that produce wellness. In that regard, acupuncture functions in much the same way as hearing a baby laugh or watching a baby elephant play at the zoo. Each stimulates the production and release of endorphins. Whether you are experiencing a heightened sense of wellness by receiving acupuncture treatment from a highly trained professional or because your own child or grandchild is giggling up a storm, the effect is similar. The difference is that acupuncture is capable of targeting specific ailments that are causing discomfort. This treatment is also non-invasive and does not require you to ingest artificial chemicals into your bloodstream, as is the case with over-the-counter pain relief medications.
Acupuncture is a natural process that encourages your body’s natural healing mechanisms to kick in. Acupuncture can ease the symptoms that accompany chemotherapy. It can also reduce swelling from sprains and decrease the pain and frequency of headaches. It may be the ideal treatment for you. If you would like to know more about acupuncture or schedule a time to meet with your staff, call us at (763) 541-1280.