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Five Less-Known Facts About Acupuncture

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While the thought of being pricked with several needles on the face or certain parts of the body may be unappealing for a lot of people, the truth is that acupuncture is an often misunderstood healing tradition even if it has time and time again proven to work for several conditions. Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. It actually has long been used in the treatment of pain and several maladies long before the birth of Christ. Listed below are five interesting facts that you probably do not know about acupuncture:

1. Acupuncture in Orlando can boost the success rates of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) therapy by up to 64%. The idea behind this is blood flow is enhanced by the treatments, which helps in the successful implantation of the embryo.

2. Thousands of years ago, acupuncture needles were originally made of bone, thorns, bamboo, and stone. Sharpened stones and bones that have been dated from about 5900 B.C. have been researched and verifiably used as instruments of this age-old practice. Nowadays, the needles are made of medical grade stainless steel.

3. Each and every acupuncture treatment is customized and one-of-a-kind. This means that even if a group of patients manifest similar symptoms, their treatment will end up being entirely different. Even the depth of needle insertion varies. Depending on the condition, and size of the patient, this could be from a quarter of an inch to a whole inch 1/4 inch to a whole inch.

4. Acupuncture treatment is now covered by insurance companies provided it is performed by a medical doctor or a qualified practitioner. .

Acupuncturists are not quacks. In fact, a licensed practitioner is required to attend a very thorough four-year program and complete more than a thousand hours in a clinical internship. This industry is highly regulated. In the US, licensure is required in forty-three states. With regards to needle use and disposal, the FDA has rules for that.

Written by Valerie

March 28th, 2017 at 6:42 pm

Posted in Acupuncture