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What is Acupuncture - Acupuncture Health Minute

Acupuncture is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). There are roots of TCM that date back over four millennia. Acupuncture was first done as acupressure and passed down generation to generation before being captured in a media that survived the test of time.

The earliest signs of acupuncture have been captured in oracle bones found in China. The ancient Chinese characters etched into long bones of large mammals and tortoise shells, then charred in fire, contain descriptions of herbal medicines, moxibustion, and stone acupuncture date back to 6,000 BCE.

Acupuncture is a natural healing modality that can boost immunity, increase energy, support biological systems, harmonize emotional health, and manage pain. Manipulating Qi though out the body along the Acupuncture Meridians is how practitioners help the body to heal itself. This is a safe, mostly painless, & effective way to achieve wellness goals.

In TCM, acupuncture moves Qi & Blood. What is Qi?

It is the vital energy that life depends on. Qi moves along the channels of the body to help to balance and harmonize the system. When the Qi does not flow properly pathology and pain develop. This is why it is essential to have regular checkups when you’re healthy. Preventative medicine is a key component of TCM. There are different types of Qi. Wei Qi is the protective Qi that helps fight off illness before becoming sick. This is the front line of our immune system.

Is there science behind acupuncture?

Stimulation of an acupuncture point has been shown to innervate the nervous system and release neurochemicals in the brain, spinal cord, and muscles. This helps the body to heal itself. Acupuncture is a way to direct the body to “notice” a problem within the healing cascade, or it may be used to help expedite healing.

It is an effective, drug-free, safe therapy that can assist with many health problems and common illnesses.

What can acupuncture help treat?

Acute Bacillary Dysentery

Acute Epigastralgia





Autoimmune Disease

Back Pain

Biliary Colic

Breech Birth Presentation

Cancer Care

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Colds & Flu


Dental Pain

Depression Diabetes

Digestive Disorders

Facial Pain

Facial Rejuvenation




Hay Fever





Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Induction of Labor


Knee Pain



Morning Sickness

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Muscle Tension & Pain

Nausea & Vomiting

Neck Pain

Opioid Dependency

Peptic Ulcer


Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Postoperative Pain

Pregnancy Care

Primary Dysmenorrhea

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Radiation/Chemo Reactions

Renal Colic





Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Tennis Elbow

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

Tobacco Addiction

Weight Loss

And Much More . . .

Traditional Chinese Medicine is excellent in treating the whole body, and all of its ailments.

Contact AcuMed Wellness & Acupuncture LLC on St Armands Circle in Sarasota, FL today to ask for your 15 minute free consultation to discover how Acupuncture can help you achieve your health goals. AcuMed is conveniently located close to Lido Key and Longboat Key making it easily accessible.

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