Online Buzz: Benefits of Acupuncture
When some people hear the word "acupuncture," they immediately cringe in fear, while others applaud the alternative or supplemental medical treatment. Considered a part of traditional Chinese medicine practiced in Asian countries for nearly 2,000 years, acupuncture involves inserting extremely thin, solid metallic needles into key acupuncture points in the body. Acupuncture practitioners believe this helps correct imbalances in chi (CHEE), or natural energy flow in a person’s body, helping every part of the body work in harmony.
Acupuncture for seniors, whose bodies are slowing and feeling an increase in muscle and joint pain, can be particularly helpful with boosting energy deficiencies and relieving specific pain symptoms. To find a reputable acupuncturist, check his or her credentials. Most states have established training standards and licensing requirements for acupuncturists. You can find qualified practitioners online, in the phone book, through your library and oftentimes by asking traditional medicine doctors.
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