Acupuncture is increasing in popularity among millions of people wishing to improve their health and state of mind naturally. The therapy was initially only limited to China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. In 1997, it finally was accepted as a complement to western medicine by the National Institute of Health. Since then a long list of purported health benefits has been linked to this ancient Chinese medicinal practice.
What is acupuncture?
This type of traditional Chinese medicine involves the stimulation of specific points on the body by various methods, out of which, the most common in the United States is the insertion of thin metal needles through the skin. At least 3 million adults nationwide use acupuncture every year, according to the latest estimates.
How does acupuncture work?
According to the traditional Chinese philosophies, our body contains a delicate balance of two opposing and inseparable forces: yin and yang. Yin represents the cold, slow or passive principle. Yang represents the hot, excited or active principle. For our body to function perfectly, these two forces must be in complete harmony. It was seen that diseases and disorders arose when there was an imbalance that led to a blockage in the flow of qi — the vital energy or life force that regulates our spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health. Acupuncture comes in to establish a balance between yin and yang and removes blockages in the flow of qi to restore and maintain health.
What makes acupuncture so popular among people is that it is completely safe and has no side effects. People suffering from chronic pain due to arthritis tend to opt for knee pain acupuncture. Almost all of them found it incredibly useful.
Acupuncture treatments can help manage pain such as:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Knee pain
- Shoulder pain
- Joint pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Chronic pain
Where to go for acupuncture for joint pain?
At New York PAPA Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine, our licensed acupuncture doctors are passionate about helping our patients find physical and spiritual harmony. We believe in treating a patient using a whole-body approach to health rather than isolated symptoms. Using a combination of acupuncture treatment, herbal medicine, PEMF treatment, we fine-tune your treatment plan according to your body’s unique pattern of health. Get in touch with us today!