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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese medicine. Behind this treatment is the belief that energy (or "life force") flows throughout your body. By improving that flow, you also may enhance your health.

Questions for the Acupuncturist

Before you decide whether to have acupuncture to treat a health problem, talk with an acupuncturist. Asking him or her some of these questions may help you make an informed decision:

  • What is your training? How long have you been practicing?

  • What risks do I need to know about?

  • Have you treated problems like mine?

  • What will a typical visit be like?

  • Do you use disposable needles?

  • Will I feel the needles?

  • How long will treatment take and how much will it cost?

  • Will my insurance pay for your services?

Improved Energy Flow

Acupuncturists focus on a vital energy called chi. They believe that chi flows through a complex network of pathways (meridians). Thin needles are inserted into the body at precise locations called acupoints. This can then unblock or improve the flow of chi through the meridians. Depending on which acupoint is targeted, the health effect may be different. In some cases, heated herbs may be held near an acupoint. Using herbs in this manner is called moxibustion.

Acupuncturists are trained to spot problems with chi flow early. They do this by asking health questions, checking your pulse at the wrist, and by looking at your tongue. Using this diagnostic process helps them locate a problem sometimes before you can tell that something's wrong.

Why Seek This Care?

A committee of the National Institutes of Health (a U.S. government agency) has said that acupuncture may be effective for treating certain conditions. These include addiction withdrawal, pain, nausea, and some other health problems. Acupuncturists will often treat an even wider range of conditions. For instance, acupuncture may be done to treat anxiety disorders or depression, among many other conditions.

Resources

Research acupuncture in your local library, on the Internet, or by contacting:

  • American Association of Oriental Medicine 866-455-7999 www.aaom.org

  • Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance 866-698-8994 www.aomalliance.org

  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine www.nccaom.org

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2006-09-30T00:00:00-06:00

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35 Years in Practice

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Physician Assistants

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