It’s interesting just how little is known about acupuncture despite the amount of research on its benefits. If you are in San Francisco and have been wondering about why this treatment works for so many people, here are five things you probably didn’t know about it
Acupuncture has been around for a very long time!
Acupuncture has been recognized as a form of healing for over 2,000 years. It has a rich history, and archaeologists have uncovered bamboo needles and stone knives in China that they believe were used for medical procedures during the New Stone Age. It’s hard to establish when acupuncture treatment and therapy began in China, but its seminal text, written around 300 B.C., recorded vital acupuncture points and needling techniques.
Acupuncture doesn’t hurt.
Yes, there are needles involved. Different than hypodermic needles used for vaccinations, acupuncture needles are hair-thin, so insertion is almost painless. Some people may feel a slight pinch, but soon start to experience muscular and emotional relaxation. You will simply stop noticing the needles after a point, as the needles do their work and the acupuncture begins its cascade effect.
Consistency is key.
Acupuncture works similarly to physical therapy. It is most effective when used consistently, which is why some people in China get treatments every day. Tight schedules in San Francisco prevent this from happening, which is why we recommend twice weekly treatments, as well as herbs, supplements, and nutritional recommendations.
Your safety is of utmost importance to us.
We recognize it can be a bit of leap to try a new medical modality. At Anchor Acupuncture and Wellness, you are in the hands of trained professionals, and we use the minimal number of strategically placed needles to maximize benefit for your condition.
The WHO backs it
The World Health Organization conducted a symposium on acupuncture in China and created a list of 43 diseases and conditions that benefit from it, including acute gastritis, acute bacillary dysentery, biliary colic, dental pain, depression, headache, low back pain, peptic ulcers, rheumatoid arthritis, sciatica, and stroke.
Contact Anchor Acupuncture & Wellness
If you have questions about acupuncture therapy or treatment in San Francisco, staff members at Anchor Acupuncture & Wellness are trained, experienced and dedicated to helping you understand its benefits. Get in touch with us today for any information you may need.