Acupuncture is known to be the original holistic medicine, originating in China more than 5,000 years ago.
Essentially, the treatment entails the insertion of very thin stainless steel needles (about the thickness of a human hair) strategically placed on various parts of the body, depending upon the region requiring attention and the desired effect. The general effect is an increase in the flow of energy throughout the energy meridians of the body, thereby promoting healing, wellness and relaxation. A specific treatment plan is formulated for each individual patient, according to their needs, as per the assessments of the attending physician. Along with a comprehensive health regimen that often includes natural herbs, supplements, diet and physical therapy, this ancient method of healing can effectively ‘address’ a vast array of health issues that plague the modern world.
Scientific testing, for years, has proven that acupuncture can and does reduce stress, relieve pain, decrease inflammation, promote healing and increase energy levels. A study in 2010, in fact, by the University of Pennsylvania found that 70 percent of the more comprehensive cancer treatment centers offer therapies such as acupuncture as part of their patients’ treatment plans.
If you would like to learn more, we offer a 15 minute no-cost consultation to discuss your concerns and answer any questions you may have. Call the front desk at Park View Health and Wellness Center at (562) 473-5371 to schedule your free consultation.