Advantages of Acupuncture

  • It’s natural – All healing is done by the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Even the greatest surgeon can’t heal the smallest cut. Only the body can do that.
  • It works with your body instead of against it – Modern medicine is miraculous, but your body’s self-healing abilities even more so. Most modern drugs work by preventing symptoms instead of helping to bring your self-healing abilities into play. Often these symptoms (such as fever, inflammation, etc.) are actually your body’s attempt to heal itself. Blocking these symptoms can give relief, at the cost of true healing.
  • Side effects are minimal or non-existent –Experts agree, all drugs have side effects. Instead of the unbalancing effects of drugs, acupuncture and Chinese herbs work with the body’s systems to bring them back into balance. This means that physical side effects are minimal or non-existent, and never life-threatening.
  • It is outstanding for chronic conditions – Modern medicine is exceptional at acute conditions – health problems needing immediate attention, such as infections, broken bones, trauma, and anything requiring surgery. It’s not as good at chronic conditions – health conditions that just don’t go away on their own. These persistent conditions are where Acupuncture and Oriental medicine is especially effective. Click here for a list of conditions treated (note list also includes some acute conditions.)