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A Few Misconceptions About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a non-Western ancient traditional healing method that many people in the West have tried and used. In spite of this, there are still those who harbour some apprehensions on the efficacy as well as the safety of such method. The fact is this treatment has been used successfully throughout history by countless number of people in many countries throughout the world.

In the West, there have been a lot of misconceptions about acupuncture due to a lack of understanding about how and why it works. This seems to be unfair to those who practice it. Among those misconceptions, the most common ones include the following:

Acupuncture does not work

Millions of people who have tried acupuncture will testify that this is absolutely not true. Also, hundreds of studies have already been done verifying that acupuncture in Boca Raton not only heals back pain but also helps boost blood circulation as well as normalize the secretion of hormones that helps you calm down and relax.

Cure occurs in just one session

Some people have this notion that you only need one session or treatment with an acupuncturist to completely cure whatever it is that ails you. This may happen if the obstruction to qi flow is minor; in many types of illnesses, however, multiple acupuncture sessions may be needed that may even be complemented with a prescription of herbal medicines to resolve your condition. Furthermore, in a few cases, the acupuncturist may recommend that you make some lifestyle changes to help prevent the recurrence of pain and/or disease.

Acupuncture has only one type

There are several forms of acupuncture. The one type most people associate the treatment to is traditional Chinese acupuncture that uses thin and long needles. The other more common forms of acupuncture are Korean acupuncture and Japanese acupuncture that both have several distinct features from each other.

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