3 Keys to Finding the Right Acupuncturist:
1) Find a doctor with experience in acupuncture.
2) Look for a doctor who uses a combination of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Western medical practices, and modern technology.
3) Look for a doctor who does not use any form of pharmaceuticals or homeopathic remedies.
Acupuncture is an ancient practice used throughout China since 3000 years ago. It was introduced into Europe during the 17th century when European physicians learned it from Chinese doctors. Today, acupuncture is practiced in many parts of the world including North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
There are different types of acupuncture. There are Traditional Acupuncture which involves using needles inserted through special points on your body to treat specific health problems such as headaches, back pain and other conditions. There are Non-Invasive Acupuncture which involve placing needles in non-sensitive areas such as the feet and hands. And there are Therapeutic Acupuncture which involves inserting needles into sensitive areas such as the heart, lungs, liver and spleen.
The most common type of acupuncture is Traditional Acupuncture. The majority of patients receive Traditional Acupuncture treatment at their local hospitals or clinics. Most doctors will prescribe medicines based on your symptoms before prescribing a course of Traditional Acupuncture treatments.
Acupuncture does not require a strict diet or detoxification therapy. There are no known side effects of Acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture can be used to treat most health conditions.
Most patients who suffer from ailments such as allergies, headaches and joint pain have found relief by undergoing Acupuncture treatment. Today, Acupuncture is being used to treat many conditions, including asthma and arthritis.
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