Acupuncture, Chronic Pain, and Right Acupuncturists
Updated: May 2, 2018
Although acupuncture, a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), is one of the oldest healing arts in the world (about 3,500 years), it was not recognized and regulated in the US. Even now, there are still many misunderstandings about the practice.
However, more and more Americans have been finding acupuncture as a useful tool, especially for back/neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and headaches. Western conventional medicine doctors have referred acupuncture to treat the pain, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.
The National Institute of Health (NIH) said that several studies suggest that acupuncture works particularly well on chronic pain such as back/neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and headache. It often reduces the incidence and severity of tension in headaches and may prevent migraines. “Therefore,” the NIH concludes, “acupuncture appears to be a reasonable option for people with chronic pain to consider.”
So, how can one find the right Acupuncturist?
California Acupuncture Board and NCCAOM, which are in charge of license management, has a search tool for finding a licensed acupuncturist in your area. But, beyond that tool, you must make sure to find a practitioner you feel comfortable with because each Acupuncturists’ have their own styles of how they practice and perform treatment.
AllThatCare.com helps people to find right Acupuncturists and their clinics. It allows people to select the unique symptoms then get best rated professionals around them. Checking the review in 6 categories, contact them over a build in messenger, then experience offline. Free downloadable health diagnostic app, HAND, is also useful.