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Acupuncture is the use of very fine needles, inserted at specific points on the body to stimulate, and regulate the flow of energy, and restore a healthy balance. It is a key component to Traditional Chinese Medicine,
Acupuncturists believe that a an energy called the “life force” (Qi) circulates within the body in lines called meridians.

Acupuncture is believed to have originated around 100 BC. A typical session entails lying still while needles are inserted and generally painless for most. For the majority of cases, the needles will be left in place for ten to thirty minutes; and sometimes longer. Some practitioners use it in conjunction with other healing methods including heat, pressure, light therapy, herbs or cupping. There is also a non-invasive therapy developed in early 20th century Japan using instruments other than needles for the treatment of children called Shonishin.

Before each treatment your Acupuncturist will usually do an inspection; focuses on the face/tongue, including analysis of the tongue (size, shape, tension, color and coating, ect.) They may take into account particular sounds such as wheezing, as well as observing body odor. They may ask about your appetite, thirst and taste; defecation and urination; pain; sleep; and menstruation.  Palpating tender points and feeling the pulse are also part of the inspection. 

In addition to its relaxation effect, acupuncture is also used for:

  • treating pain
  • infertility
  • insomnia
  • morning sickness
  • many acute, chronic, and degenerative conditions in people of any age
  • high blood pressure
  • digestive upset
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Palmetto Acupuncture & Holistic Health Clinic

1825 Sumter St. 
Columbia, SC 29201

803-806-8893

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Damata Healing Arts and Acupuncture

2933 St Claude Ave 
New Orleans, Louisiana 70117

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Windward Traditional Chinese Medicine

417 Uluniu St Suite G
Kailua, Hawaii 96734

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Metro Acupuncture

6255 Barfield Road Northeast #175
Atlanta, Georgia 30328

404 255 8388

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Synergy Wellness, LLC

2939 Kenny rd ste 195
Columbus, Ohio 42331

614-500-3088

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Pokes Acupuncture, LLC

514 19th st 
Cheyenne, WY 82001

307-514-2884

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Metro Detroit Acupuncture

6018 W Maple Rd #888 A
West Bloomfield Township, Michigan 48322

(248) 432-2846

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Pinnacle Integrative Health, PC

509 Olive Way 803
Seattle, WA 98101

206-624-0397

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On Point Acupuncture

106 Main st 
Beckley, WV 25801

304-890-8020

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Acupuncture & Holistic Health Associates

500 W. Silver Spring dr K-205
Milwaukee, WI 53217

414-332-8888

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