History Of Acupuncture
Acupuncture and other types of TCM have been used and trusted by practitioners for thousands of years. The earliest possible records of acupuncture treatment were dated back to 6000 BCE.
Although trusted as a healing practice since ancient times, in the past 60 years alone, the Chinese government has backed millions of dollars in research to study the results of acupuncture as a method of treatment.
These studies and others like them showed a clear link between acupuncture and symptom relief for a number of treatable conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) currently endorses acupuncture as a treatment method for more than 40 health conditions.
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture is safe and effective when performed by an experienced practitioner. Acupuncture has very few side effects or potential complications when performed properly. Dr. Sam is well-trained to safely perform acupuncture using only sterile needles and gentle, researched techniques to help you achieve the relief you’re looking for. Read reviews of Dr. Sam’s treatment methods here.
Unlike other forms of modern medicine, acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself to stop and reverse the progression of certain health conditions. It is often considered safer than other common pain treatment methods because of its non-invasive process and lack of harsh side effects.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
There are several different theories about what specifically makes acupuncture effective. Some of the most common reasons people cite for why acupuncture works include:
• It stimulates the body's ability to reduce inflammation
• It stimulates the release of endorphins, which are the body's natural pain relievers
• It stimulates the body to improve circulation
• It stimulates and strengthens electrical currents in the body