Acupuncture is based on oriental/traditional Chinese medicine and has been used in Asian countries for thousands of years to preserve health, as well as assisting in diagnoses, treatment and prevention of illness. Acupuncture is concerned with restoring proper energy flow to the various organs, glands, and tissues of the body on the premise that most diseases are the result of malfunction due to disrupted energies.
Typically acupuncture is applied in the form of ultra fine, flexible stainless steel needles to the “acu-points” located by the doctor after diagnosing what needs to be treated. At Plains, we also utilizes a newer, more modern technique called micropulse acupuncture which uses an electrical current to stimulate the specific meridian that is able to treat patients ranging from infants to senior citizens. This cutting edge technique is able to provide the same positive outcome while avoiding a common fear of needles as well as evading any dangers that could possibly occur from the use of needles.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has compiled a list of conditions that have shown effectiveness and/or had a positive therapeutic effect through the use of acupuncture. These conditions include everything from neurological, musculoskeletal and respiratory system disorders to mental disorders, childhood diseases, pain control and addictions. Acupuncture works in conjunction with chiropractic manipulation, allowing timely results.
For more information on acupuncture please visit the following links:
Acupuncture Society of America