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WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body surface at specific points to treat certain illnesses. The term Acupuncture was originally coined by two words, “Accurate” and “Puncture”.

 

Acupuncture is now the fastest rising healthcare method in the West. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), acupuncture has proven effective in the treatment of many common illnesses. A recent nationwide survey estimated 8.2 million of U.S. adults had used acupuncture. Approximately one in 10 adults had received acupuncture at least once with good results.

 

       Acupuncture pertains to one type of external therapies.  In most cases, the needle tip only goes into superficial tissues of the body.  Without injection of any medication, its effects are mainly realized through mechanical stimulations.