Acupuncture is a holistic medicine that constitutes of meridians that connect the surface of the body to internal organs. The physical and mental stresses of life, bad food, and toxic environment explain the disharmonies in the body as an imbalance that disrupts the movement of the body’s vital energy, blood, and fluid along the meridian pathway. Acupuncture restores the body’s natural balance and promote the body’s ability to heal itself. Acupuncture has evolved over thousands of years and has become popular today to treat variety of ailments world-wide.
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Yes. Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, yielding feelings or relaxation and well-being. The risks of acupuncture are low. An extensive education and training in medicine and with properly performed acupuncture technique using sterile needles is required to provide a safe procedure but can include soreness, minor bleeding or bruising where the needles were inserted. I am a California state board and national board licensed administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved acupuncture needles for use by licensed practitioners and requires all acupuncturists to follow strict safely guidelines.