An Introduction to Acupuncture
by 1st Choice Acupuncturist, Dr. Byeong Hyun
Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old healing technique of Eastern Medicine. In 1997, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) documented and publicized acupuncture’s safety and efficacy for treating a wide range of conditions.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites–commonly referred to as acupuncture points. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines.
Eastern Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called “qi” (pronounced “kee”) flows along specific pathways, called meridians, throughout the body.
What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
First, an acupuncturist will ask about your health history. Then, he or she will examine your tongue’s shape, color, and coating, feel your pulse, and possibly perform some additional physical examinations depending on your individual health needs. Using these unique assessment tools, the acupuncturist will be able to recommend a proper treatment plan to address your particular condition.
What conditions are commonly treated by acupuncture?
Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.
Acupuncture can be effective in treating the following conditions:
Bell’s palsy, Bronchial asthma, Cancer pain, Dysmenorrhea, Earache, Facial pain, Female infertility, Facial spasm, Fibromyalgia and fasciitis, Headache, Hypertension, Knee pain, Low back pain, Ménière disease, Morning sickness, Nausea and Vomiting, Neuralgia, Neck pain, Osteoarthritis, Premenstrual syndrome, Postoperative pain, Raynaud syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sciatica, Sprain, Stroke, Tennis elbow, Sore throat, Spine pain, and Stiff neck.
Dr. Byeong “Bill” Hyun is a licensed acupuncturist in Georgia and Florida. He has been a featured instructor for local healthcare providers on the topic of acupuncture and currently serves as the President of the Atlanta University of Health Sciences. Despite his busy schedule, he treats a limited number of patients in our Johns Creek office. Click the button or call 404-377-0011 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hyun in our Johns Creek office today.
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