Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale, FL
For 3,000 years Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Acupuncture have been the primary care medicine for a third of the world’s population. In 1972 a New York Times journalist used Acupuncture as anesthesia during an emergency appendectomy. President Nixon brought Acupuncture to the attention of Americans soon after a brain surgery was performed with the same method of anesthesia. Americans soon realized the enormous capacity of Acupuncture and TCM.
Acupuncture is unique in its approach because it seeks to treat the cause of disease, not merely the symptoms. According to Chinese medical theory, illness arises when the cyclical flow of energy, or as the Chinese call it, Qi (pronounced chee), in the meridians becomes unbalanced or blocked. Extremely thin, sterile needles are strategically placed in points in the body. The points are located along channels of energy known as meridians. The meridians connect all of the major organs. Once the Qi connects with the needle, the body’s Qi is influenced. There is the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve the desired effect.
More about Acupuncture:
- Acupuncture needles have the thickness of a few strands of hair. It would take approximately 16 acupuncture needles to equal the thickness of a pin.
- Needles are used only one time then disposed of in a biohazard sharps container, just like the ones that are used in hospitals. Each needle is sealed in a sterile packaging that is opened as the needles are being used during treatment.
- Treatments are virtually painless, although in some cases, there can be a slight discomfort. We work closely with you to minimize this.
- Acupuncture is not a quick fix that one or two treatments will fix. Acupuncture is a very cumulative medicine. At the beginning of the healing processes, it is ideal to be treated two to three times a week and then as the condition improves, treatments can begin to taper off.
- Acupuncture has great success in returning the body to a state of balance, alleviating symptoms of disease and restoring health.