Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles along specific points in the body, which make up meridians or channels in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Traditionally, when utilizing this system of medicine, the points chosen would correspond specifically to the TCM diagnosis assessed by the acupuncture practitioner. At Naturmend, this would be a Naturopathic Doctor. The acupuncture needles when inserted can stimulate or down-regulate Qi, the energetic entity in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Here are some benefits of acupuncture in general (Church and Feinstein 2017):
- Treatments are typically only 30 minutes long (short!)
- There is low risk for side effects or adverse events, when done correctly
- Acupuncture can address mental-emotional as well as physical symptoms
- Acupuncture treatments are a cost-effective method of managing symptoms
Acupuncture can be used to help manage a wide range of conditions. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has conducted many studies on acupuncture. According to NIH, some conditions treated by acupuncture include:
- Acute & Chronic Pain
- Digestive concerns
- Hormone concerns (Menopause, dysmenorrhea/menstrual cramps)
John Hopkins Medicine summarizes the conditions that acupuncture can benefit:
Irritable bowel syndrome
Muscle pain and weakness
Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Some forms of impotence
**Table sourced from: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/acupuncture
Acupuncture can be a safe treatment to support and complement any conventional medical treatments you may be undergoing. Dr. Mawji is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is now offering acupuncture treatments at Naturmend. Package pricing is also available. Please contact the clinic for more information!
Church & Feinstein. 2017. The Manual Stimulation of Acupuncture Points in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Review of Clinical Emotional Freedom Techniques. Medical Acupuncture, Vol. 29; No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1089/acu.2017.1213
John Hopkins Medicine. 2019. Acupuncture.
Leung et al. 2018. Pilot study of acupuncture to treat anxiety in children & adolescents. Journal of pediatrics & Child Health. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpc.13910
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