The origins of acupuncture are unclear, but it is believed to be an ancient healing technique established in the first century in China. For treating pain and other body ailments, acupuncture relies on thin needles being strategically inserted in to the skin all over the body. At Guan Physical Therapy and Acupuncture in Gainesville, Fl, we offer world class acupuncture services to our clients for a variety of health conditions.
The idea behind acupuncture is that a human's life force, also known as chi or Qi, flows through meridians, or pathways. When people experience pain and other bodily discomforts, it's likely that these pathways are blocked. Thus, needles are inserted on the outer layer of the skin tissue, known as acupoints, to clear out these obstructions and facilitate healing.
Acupuncture is widely popular among those who practice holistic and alternative medicine. A study published in the Journal of Pain has suggested that this treatment can be a "reasonable option" for those suffering from chronic pain.
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