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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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Acu Balance Wellness Center LLC

6015 N Nina Ave, 
Chicago, Illinois 60631

773.775.4257

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Acu Herbs Doctor

435 N. Crescent Heights Blvd 
Los Angeles, California 90048

(310) 205-9114

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AcuBalance Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine

306 Middletown Park Pl, Ste C 
Louisville, Kentucky 40243

502.632.3537

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AcuCare Acupuncture Clinic

1050 N Flowood Dr. C-1
Flowood, MS 39232

601-919-8020

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Acuhealth

2940 Westwood Blvd. 
Los Angeles, California 9006

310-991-1352

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Acupunctue and Alternative Medicine

?6117 N. COLLEGE AVE 
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220

219-228 0969

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Acupuncture & Chinese Classic Herbal Medicin (ACCHM)

906 W. McDowell Rd 
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

(928)202-1307

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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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Acupuncture & Integrative Med

1641 E Osborn Rd # 6
Phoenix, AZ 85016

(602) 265-1774

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Acupuncture and Health

1123 Broadway 418
New York, NY 10010

212-924-8034

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