What is Acupuncture?
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for many years. Using needles that are so small literally,"hair like" to activate the force "Qi", pronounced Chee, using specific points we bring the body back to balance setting the body in motion towards the ultimate goal- optimal health.
How does it work?
Acupuncture is based on a subtle energy system that connects throughout the entire body. This energy known as “qi” flows through distinct meridian or pathways. Disease manifest when there is blockage of energy within this meridian of the body. Using designated points a practitioner can stimulate these meridian ensuring an even flow of Qi and balance within the body.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture should not hurt, you may feel a tiny pinch that immediately goes away. Once the needles are in you may feel a “qi sensation,” a feeling of numbness, distension, warmth, or dull ache around the point or along the course of the channel is often common. Some people feel the insertion, some don’t. The sensations of acupuncture vary widely among individuals.
How safe is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding no side effects just feelings of relaxation and well-being. There is no danger of infection from acupuncture needles they are sterile, used once, and then discarded.
More people are trying an alternative approach to health care. Approximately 1 out of every 10 adults has tried some form of acupuncture. Credentials for Acupuncture Physicians in the state of Florida begin with 2 years of undergraduate prerequisites followed by a minimum of 2,800 hours or 5 years of rigorous academic and clinic practice as mandated by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Once the didactic and clinical hours have been met a National exam must be passed along with obtaining malpractice insurance before receiving a license.