09/09/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/09/2021 07:14
Millions of Americans every year find reasons to get acupuncture, turning to this traditional Chinese medicine technique to help treat everything from chronic pain to menopause symptoms.
So, what exactly is acupuncture?
'Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body, called acupuncture points, or acupoints,' explains Daniel Nemer, MAc., LOM, DiplOM, an acupuncturist at Main Line Health. 'The aim is to restore health by reestablishing the flow of vital energy through the body.'
The best-known method for acupuncture is inserting very thin, sterile needles through the skin. Practitioners may manipulate the needles by twirling them, moving them up and down, or charging them with a mild current of electricity. A course of five to 10 sessions is often recommended, depending on the condition being treated.
While patients are always encouraged to learn more about the traditional theories behind acupuncture, Nemer also notes the clear treatment benefits. 'Acupuncture is a nonsurgical, nonpharmacological, minimally invasive option that can help with many health conditions,' he says.
Here are three excellent reasons to get acupuncture:
Think you might benefit from acupuncture treatments? Find out if acupuncture is right for you.
Main Line Health serves patients at hospitals and health centers throughout the western suburbs of Philadelphia. To learn more and schedule an initial session with a Main Line Health acupuncturist, call 484.337.2670.