Acupuncture is a medical therapy using tiny, thin, disposable, sterile needles placed into the body at specific points to increase or decrease blood flow, decrease inflammation, reduce pain, and stimulate healing.
Acupuncture has been employed as a health care modality for more than 2,500 years.
Acupuncture is a famous treatment procedure for a wide range of health conditions. It is a drug-free approach that entails inserting thin needles through the skin at specific body points.
So, when and where did it originate from? How does it work? What are the health benefits of acupuncture treatment? Does it have any side effects? Acupuncture is the oldest form of treatment dating back to around the 2nd century B.C. Its roots can be traced back to China where it started before spreading to other parts of the world. Despite the rapid growth and inventions in the medical field, Acupuncture has proven its worthiness and its still being used alongside modern medical practices.
Acupuncture is the oldest form of treatment dating back to around the 2nd century B.C. How does it work? What are the health benefits of acupuncture treatment?
Acupuncture is the oldest form of treatment dating back to around the 2nd century B.C. Its roots can be traced back to China where it started before spreading to other parts of the world. Despite the rapid growth and inventions in the medical field, Acupuncture has proven its worthiness and its still being used alongside modern medical practices.
What health conditions is it used to combat?
Acupuncture is used to fight various health conditions related to the digestive, reproductive, and respiratory systems of the body. Such conditions include acute bronchitis, chronic tonsillitis, migraine, infertility, lower back pain, bronchial asthma, chronic sinusitis, rheumatoid arthritis, facial paralysis, spasm of the cardia and esophagus, and many more. This procedure can also be used to combat addictions such as smoking and alcoholism. Acupuncture corrects imbalances in the major organs of the body which is the primary origin of many diseases hence preventing their development.
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- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic fatigue
- Common cold
- Dental pain
- Digestive trouble
- Emotional problems
- Eye problems
- Facial palsy/tics
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Low back pain
- Menstrual irregularities
- Morning sickness
- Reproductive problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Shoulder pain
- Sleep disturbances
- Smoking cessation
- Sore throat
- Tennis elbow
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Urinary tract infections
- Wrist pain
Dr. Jennifer A. House, DOM, NCCAOM, and a NADA Specialist
Jennifer A. House DOM is nationally certified by the NCCAOM in acupuncture and herbal medicine. Upon completing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996, Dr. House worked in various areas of healthcare including substance abuse, mental health, and assisting physical and occupational therapists. She spent many years working with children with autism, down’s syndrome, and cerebral palsy. In 1999, she interned at Quan Yin in San Francisco, a non for profit holistic healing center that mainly treats HIV positive patients. This led to her fascination of Chinese Medicine. In 2003, she obtained a bachelor’s in health science and a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine.
She also has certifications in homeopathy injection therapy and NADA (National Acupuncture Detox Association). In addition, she has had additional training in fertility and neuroscience. Dr. House has been treating patients in South Florida for 15 years.