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The FDA Regulates the Usage of Acupuncture Needles in the USA

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For thousands of years, the effective, time tested and natural scientific art of acupuncture has been practiced in China and various parts of Eurasia. It is considered a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and is now widely used all around the world as a powerful type of alternative holistic therapy.

The practice of acupuncture has gained a strong following among Western conventional medical professionals. But, even though its popularity is ever increasing, a lot of people are still skeptical. There are persons who shudder at the thought of undergoing a procedure in which half a dozen or more needles are inserted into their faces and bodies. In most states of the Union, acupuncturists are required to have a license in order to practice their profession. The needles are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which means the ones used by licensed practitioners have passed strict and standard requirements. They are designed to be used once, are disposable, and come hygienically packaged. There is a slim chance of getting an infection.

As mentioned just a while ago, acupuncture is now widely used all over the world. It is an extremely effective treatment for pain and works fast. It can literally cure dozens of illnesses and offers a safer and natural alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. This treatment works extremely well for sporting injuries, migraine, arthritis, and back pain. Along with most common complaints acupuncture can also control Infertility, smoking addiction, alcoholism, and obesity.

Modern acupuncturists always use filiform disposable, metal needles that vary in size and diameter. The needles are so fine that the patient just feels a slight sensation when they are inserted into the body – no pain is generated at all. Some needles may differ in weight and length and acupuncturists may use some of them in specialized treatments. The chance of a needle being stuck in the wrong place or too deeply is very slim.

Bellingham Licensed acupuncturists In the United States are also approved by the FDA to use needles. As long as your acupuncturist is a qualified practitioner, you will be getting a pain-free, safe and very effective treatment for whatever ails you.

Written by Valerie

October 2nd, 2016 at 2:01 pm

Posted in Acupuncture