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Acupuncture Orlando  - 10 myths about acupuncture finally debunked.

Acupuncture continues to grow in popularity and gains acceptance by mainstream medicine, yet a few myths and misconceptions about acupuncture are still circulating in the air. Those myths show natural medicine modalities, such as acupuncture - including acupuncture in Orlando - in an unfavorable light and prevent many people from trying natural treatments instead of pharmaceutical methods or extremely invasive, surgical treatments to overcome a disease. It’s important to clarify a few myths and misconceptions and see acupuncture therapy for what it really is - an effective and safe way of treating many diseases in a bio-friendly and cost-effective way. Here are the 10 most common myths and misconceptions about acupuncture. You may also be interested in reading our other previously published article about acupuncture in Orlando - 10 facts about acupuncture you didn’t know.

Myth no 1: Acupuncture is a “shamanistic” way of treatment and has nothing to do with real medicine and science.

The Truth:

Acupuncture treatments - including Acupuncture in Orlando - has been successfully used for over 3,500 years and it is a natural medicine modality that has been thoroughly researched and analysed. As a matter of fact, it is constantly being tested for its efficacy in treating various conditions. The list of conditions that can be effectively cured with acupuncture treatments is constantly growing.


If you browse “acupuncture” you will find more that 16000 scientific studies, abstracts, papers and essays on the subject. Moreover, the methodology of practicing acupuncture across the USA, including acupuncture in Orlando, is academically acknowledged and approved. Acupuncture is also widely used in pain management clinics. Interesigly, in many countries, including Germany and Switzerland, acupuncture treatments are fully refunded by social healthcare insurance. The rationale behind it? Acupuncture therapy for pain management is not only less expensive that pharmacological treatment but it is first and foremost at least equally effective as drug treatment in relieving pain, while displaying significantly less side effects. The World Health Organisation set the standards for acupuncture treatments, specified techniques of locating of the acupoints and published a list of diseases which can be successfully treated with acupuncture. All those guidelines are followed and standards are met by our very own Orlando acupuncture practitioner - Dr. Chetin.

Myth 2: Only native Chinese practitioners can be good acupuncturists; Western therapists will always have less skill and knowledge.

The Truth:

The sole fact one is native Chinese does not mean he or she automatically or inherently has skills in the area of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The Cultural revolution in China, sadly, has sent some of its own heritage into oblivion. Fortunately, many of the most prominent contemporary acupuncture practitioners and sinology experts in the West conduct extensive work to fully restore the Chinese Medicine compendium and.... to read the full article visit Medica Vita Website here

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