For centuries, the Chinese have used acupuncture to treat pain and other ailments. They believe that the method encourages the body to promote natural healing, thereby improving its functions. The Chinese explain that channels of energy flow in a regular pattern throughout the body, and that these channels nourish the body’s tissues the way streams of water irrigate farmland. An obstruction to these channels is like a dam that hampers the flow of water. Acupuncture is done to unblock these obstructions.
What are the health benefits of acupuncture?
Acupuncture is done by inserting flexible needles at very precise points in the body for stimulation. Known benefits include pain relief, weight loss, immune system enhancement, and migraine prevention, among other things. It’s even been known to counter the negative effects of radiation treatment.
How did acupuncture gain its widespread popularity on American shores?
A Social Lifestyle Magazine article relates the story of how acupuncture came to exist in the United States:
In 1971, a US reporter was traveling through China with President Nixon. He became ill and needed an emergency appendectomy. While in recovery, he received acupuncture and was impressed by the pain relief it provided. He wrote about his experience in the New York Times and that article generated so much attention that teams of doctors from the United States traveled to China to explore the benefits of acupuncture. The treatment gained additional attention in 1997 when it was formally recognized as a method of medical treatment by the United States National Institutes of Health.
Why choose acupuncture?
You may ask why should you visit a Denver acupuncture provider and receive this ancient mode of treatment when modern scientific medicine is easily available. The fact is, not all diseases and ailments can be treated by Western Medicine, some of which can instead be treated by acupuncture successfully. Many acupuncture patients experience instant pain relief when given this treatment.
Where can you get acupuncture in Denver?
A licensed chiropractor, naturopath, and acupuncturist are all legal practitioners of acupuncture in The Mile High City. That said, you can trust the highly skilled practitioners at popular health and well-being facilities like Berkeley Community Acupuncture and Massage Therapy with your acupuncture needs.
(Source: 6 Reasons Why NYC Patients Should Consider Acupuncture, Social Lifestyle Magazine, Jun. 22, 2014)