For over 5,000 years, Acupuncture - a Chinese healing art, has been a successful therapy. It utilizes hair-thin, sterilized, one-time needles to stimulate points in the body that affect chi or qi - the life of energy. Many people are asking the question, "What does acupuncture do?" According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (2007), 3.1 million people tried acupuncture to relieve discomfort caused by fibromyalgia, low back pain, chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting, and other ailments. This has increased by over one million in 2002. More and more people are discovering acupuncture benefits. Below are five reasons why:
If you are trying to lose those few extra pounds then acupuncture for weight loss may be the answer you have been searching for. If you have pain, fatigue or trouble sleeping, please consider acupuncture and discover the treatment of choice for thousands of years!
Marsha Halpert is a Licensed Acupuncturist. She was born in Ukraine and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Judaic Studies, along with a concentration in Pre-Biomedical Sciences from Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY. Discovering her interest in Acupuncture, she then attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, NY and received her Masters of Science/Bachelor of Professional Science in Acupuncture.