Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Medicine (TCM) which has been practiced for over 2,500 years and has been used to prevent, diagnose, and heal disease, in addition to simply improving general health. Acupuncture works by a trained, licensed, acupuncturist stimulating specific points on a patient’s body by inserting thin layers into the skin.
Every person reacts to acupuncture differently, but for most people it is relatively painless, and helps many people relax. When done by a licensed practitioner, acupuncture is very safe. Most importantly, acupuncture does not result in many of the negative side effects that conventional drugs used to treat pain and other conditions do.
Acupuncture can be used to treat many conditions, including: chronic pain, migraine, high stress, sleep disorders, allergies, musculoskeletal pain, and even infertility. Feel free to contact us for specific information about whether acupuncture can be used for your specific condition.
Traditionally, TCM believes that illness and pain occurs when the flow of energy (called chi) is blocked or unbalanced along various pathways (meridians) in the body. Acupuncture is used to allow the body to allow the energy to flow again, let the body heal itself, and restore harmony.
In recent years, there have been quite a few scientific studies done to determine the effectiveness of acupuncture and understand better how it works. It is generally accepted that acupuncture can be very effective in treating many conditions. However, many researchers disagree with the traditional explanation. One theory believe acupuncture leads to the release of endorphins and other natural pain killers, which block pain signals from being sent to the brain, and can assist the body in dealing with various problems.
No matter what the exact explanation, what is clear is that millions of people in the past and present have benefited from acupuncture for a variety of conditions. Dr. Maryam Mansouri is a licensed acupuncturist with over 20 years of experience helping heal patients in the Irvine and Orange County area.
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