Imagine relief from back pain without medication. Imagine childbirth without the intense pain. These are just a few of the many benefits acupuncture may provide. Acupuncture originated in China thousands of years ago. It involves a technique using very thin needles, which are strategically inserted in certain parts of your body. The theory is founded on balancing the flow of energy (qi or chi) through pathways (meridians) in your body. Practitioners believe that by restoring the energy flow, a re-balancing and restoration of harmony will be restored to your body. Western medicine is becoming more and more open to this ancient practice, and over the past several decades, acupuncture has been looked upon as a favorable alternative to treating many conditions.
- Q Can acupuncture help treat sexual problems in women?
Dr. Eva Cwynar, Endocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismWithin acupuncture, a low libido is seen as an imbalance of chi within the organ systems, specifically the kidney and heart systems. According to the Mayo Clinic, about 40% of women will complain of a loss of sexual desire at some point in their... Full Answer
- Q Can acupuncture help me lose weight?
Dr. Andrea Pennington, Integrative MedicineA study in the journal Medical Acupuncture suggests that the practice of ear acupuncture may help those trying to shed pounds. The study states that ear acupuncture (auriculotherapy), in conjunction with a reduced-calorie diet and regular exercise, can... Full Answer