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What is Acupuncture and Why Do I Need It?

Acupuncture has been around for quite some time now - I'm talking thousands of years. Although acupuncture isn't new, lots of Americans either haven't heard about it, or know very little about it.


With that being said, let's answer the question "What is acupuncture, and why do you need it?"


It's really not as complicated, or scary, as some people think it is.


Acupuncture Is Great As Preventative Medicine


Many people think that acupuncture is only used to treat certain conditions or injuries. This is definitely not the case.


Did you know that acupuncture has been shown to be great at preventing certain conditions?


Interestingly enough, original practitioners of Eastern Asian medicine were known to give regular treatments to many different people within their tribes/communities - not only as a reactive medicinal route when someone would have been injured or ill.



These days, in the U.S., a large amount of clients will only look for acupuncture treatments if they are already injured, or feeling ill.


If you aren't receiving routine acupuncture as part of your preventative healthcare plan, you should consider doing so. Call Prairie Acupuncture to get enrolled, today.


Common Conditions Treated By Acupuncture


According to the UCSD School of Medicine, the following ailments are the most common successfully treated by acupuncture:


  • musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others)

  • nausea

  • migraine headache

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • insomnia

  • infertility

Remember, these are the most common treatments. The list of successful treatments is extremely long.


Scientists have figured out that acupuncture can greatly enhance our body’s day-to-day functions. It promotes a natural, self-healing process by regulating specific areas on the body. These areas are known as 'acupoints'.


The most widely used method used to trigger acupoints is the insertion of extremely fine needles into a very specific region of the acupoint.


The picture above is a zoomed in image of different acupuncture needles. They are so small that you won't even feel them go in.


No, it doesn't hurt - at all! In fact, a lot of people report feelings of overwhelming relaxation during their acupuncture treatments.


Conclusion | What is Acupuncture? Now You Know


Acupuncture has been scientifically proven, again and again, to help prevent conditions and treat conditions.


If you've never experienced real, state certified acupuncture before...well, you're missing out! Should you choose to begin your treatments, please consider starting off with a routine preventative acupuncture healthcare plan.


At Prairie Acupuncture, we offer Nebraska State Certified Acupuncturists that will get you real results.

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