Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management.
It is indeed an ancient therapy, started in China approximately 3000 years ago. The first documentation of acupuncture that described it as an organized system of diagnosis and treatment is in The Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which dates back to 100 BCE.
During the past 40 years or so, acupuncture has become more and more popular, evolving into one of the most utilized forms of complementary integrative medicine interventions in the United States. Its rise in popularity, particularly in the West, can be attributed in part to its effectiveness for pain relief and in part to the fact that scientific studies have begun to prove its efficacy.
Although most of us here had never heard of acupuncture while we were growing up (and probably would have raised holy hell if someone told us that they were going to stick multiple needles into our body), the practice is becoming more mainstream. Information from a respected source indicates that during the past 40 years, it has become more and more popular, evolving into one of the most utilized forms of complementary integrative medicine interventions in the United States.
Here at No More Pain, our entire staff has experienced Acupuncture therapy for pain in various parts of our body. We have our own Acupuncturist, who looks like us, by the way, on speed dial. He helps us get the crick out of our neck, stop the screaming pain in our lower back, and basically feel like a human again.