What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the insertion of sterile, disposable, needles into specific sites on the body known as acupuncture points. The needles are only slightly larger than a human hair. Each acupuncture point runs along an energetic pathway called a meridian and has a specific function to effect physiological change in the body. Thousands of years ago the Chinese discovered and mapped out the location of these points. Recently, electromagnetic research has confirmed their existence and location.

According to Chinese medical, pain management tulsa, infertility acupuncture, tulsa community acupuncture, accupuncture tulsa, natural medicine tulsa, chinese medicine tulsa, acupuncture oklahoma theory, a vital energy called Qi (pronounced “chee”) runs in a circuit through the human body. If the flow of Qi through this circuit is disrupted (through stress, poor diet, trauma, injury, for example,) it will cause an imbalance in the body and lead to symptoms such as pain. Through the use of acupuncture we can reestablish the flow of Qi, to create balance, and activate the body’s innate healing ability.

Acupuncture has ancient roots, being used in some forms for over 2,500 years. It has been a primary component of Eastern medicine for centuries. Western science now acknowledges the effects of acupuncture on many of the body’s systems, including the neurological, endocrine, respiratory, and digestive systems. In 1997 the National Institute of Health issued a consensus statement saying: the data in support of acupuncture are as strong as those for many accepted Western medical therapies. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes more than 40 conditions effectively treated with acupuncture.

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