Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale is a very old Chinese medical practice of improving health. It is the earliest known medical procedure with origins dating back 5,000 years ago. The acupuncture practiced today may have evolved considerably from the procedures of yore but the foundations and matching principles are essentially the same. If one is seriously considering experiencing this kind of treatment, take note that its procedures are entirely different from Western medical procedures.
Acupuncture treatment works in stark contrast to Western medications and in lieu of therapies or taking pills to address a condition, acupuncture uses filform needles that are inserted at various points in the body.
The points selected are called acupuncture points or acupoints for short and were mapped during the ancient times in China as areas where energy vessels are located just barely under the skin. Acupuncture has for thousands of years effectively treated conditions as migraines, headaches, asthma, allergies and gastrointestinal problems to name just a few. Furthermore, it is a very good treatment for extreme emotional conditions such as anxiety, depression and various forms of emotional disorders.
Scientists who study acupuncture realize that acupuncture can be used for other conditions, physical or emotional that have been thought before to be beyond the limit of acupuncture to treat. Acupuncture can be used as a treatment form or as a means to maintain or improve general well being. Under the hands of an experienced and qualified acupuncturist, acupuncture is a painless and safe procedure, much safer than drugs or surgery.
Today’s acupuncturists work in a clean and sterile surrounding with an ambience that is meant to relax. It is vital to ask one’s acupuncturist of his/her training and experience. One can also request information from them on how and what exactly they will be doing during the treatment procedure itself. This will allow one to better know why an acupuncturist does one procedure like inserting a needle at a specific site in the body and will enable one to appreciate this unique ancient procedure.
A little research will show one how versatile and potent acupuncture really is. The World Health Organization actually lists more than 30 conditions that acupuncture can effectively treat; a feat no other treatment modality can claim. Acupuncture is also effective as a complementary treatment for other modalities, even for medications. In fact, acupuncture can substantially better the potency of medications and detoxify the body of toxins these medications carry to prevent or lessen side effects. In lieu of medications, acupuncturists will often use Chinese herbal medicine as a natural complementary modality for acupuncture. Herbal medicines should be dispensed by a licensed herbologist since a wrong combination of herbs can neutralize or even counteract the beneficial effect of acupuncture.