What is acupuncture?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in | Comments Off on What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one modality of Oriental Medicine that involves the shallow insertion of very thin stainless steel needles into specific spots on your body called acupuncture points.

Usually you do not feel a thing, though sometimes you may feel a slight pricking sensation upon insertion ‚ everyone is different. After insertion you may feel the movement of Qi energy in the form of a tingly, warm, cool, or electric sensation ‚ this is a good thing!

The next thing you will feel is relaxation as the naturally occurring opiates in your body that get released by acupuncture start to circulate. Ongoing scientific research seeks to determine what is acupuncture and how does it work.

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