Renee Pierce, Health Guide Coordinator, Banner Baywood Medical Center
Question: Recently, I have heard a lot about acupuncture. What are some common reasons people use acupuncture?
Answer: Acupuncture is a modality of Chinese Medicine which is a complete medical system in itself. Acupuncture remains an integral part of the health care system, offered in conjunction with medicine. Today, acupuncture has grown into what is now a common form of pain management therapy in many clinics and hospitals. Pain for example, including headaches, backaches and arthritis is some of the more common reasons why people seek out acupuncture treatment. Don’t stop there though, acupuncture and the other Chinese Medicine components do a great job in the treatment of a variety of digestive disorders, menstrual problems, infertility, insomnia and stress related disorders. The bottom line philosophy in Chinese Medicine is “where there is pain there is no flow, where there is flow there is no pain.” It is truly amazing how our bodies compensate for some of our lifestyle choices. Chinese Medicine has the tools to detect and treat to bring the body back to balance.