Acupuncture

Acupuncture

St. Augustine, FL’s premier acupuncture facility
Job related stress is far and away the leading source of stress for adults. Acupuncture for stress management helps you manage your stress before it gets the best of you. It can reduce the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression by increasing relaxation, calm and balance in the individual, thereby increasing their sense of well-being. Medical acupuncture is extremely useful, not only because of its effectiveness in treatment of the physical body, but also, and perhaps more importantly, for its ability to penetrate the layers of defense and coping mechanisms that our patients exhibit. Once the defenses are penetrated, the patients have the opportunity of choosing to deal differently with their issues. Acupuncture treatments are available for a variety of conditions.

Combining the knowledge of a Medical Doctor with acupuncture and other ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment methods, such as cupping, application of local heat, etc., is becoming a common alternative. This is especially appealing if you consider its safety and effectiveness in addition to being a drug free alternative. In present day China, many physicians are trained both in Western style medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since both can offer relief to suffering patients. Having knowledge in both fields, gives me a perspective that can be very beneficial to the patient. With that widened perspective, I can offer patients the combined benefit of both modalities. Acupuncture was introduced to the United States as a result of President Nixon's trip to China in 1970. 
The National Institute of Health recognizes the following conditions as treatable with acupuncture; nicotine addiction, asthma, headaches, menstrual cramps, bursitis, neuralgias, arthritis, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and diabetes.

The World Health Organization recognizes also as treatable the following conditions; insomnia, anxiety, and sinusitis. Many others problems such as stress, impotence, infertility, PMS, acne, etc., can be treated.

Given the safety of acupuncture compared with nearly all other medical interventions, it is reasonable to provide patients with an alternative such as acupuncture if current therapeutic options are not working, are expensive, or are more dangerous. Many patients facing the situations that I just mentioned will sometimes obtain great benefit with acupuncture. This is precisely what moved me to add this tool to my armamentarium by completing courses as required by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. It is important to note that very few complications have been reported to the FDA, in light of the more than eight million people treated each year and the number of acupuncture needles used.
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