Tobias Donaker C.A.
Is Acupuncture Right For You?
Acupuncture may seem to be “exotic” or “voodoo” to many Americans, but over the past decade medical science has made great strides in understanding how it works. What started as a traditional system of medicine based on energy flow, or Qi, is now being understood based on the physiology and anatomy of the body. Most medical professionals (including doctors, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, etc.) recognize acupuncture as a viable option to standard care for a number of medical conditions. The most common situations when you may want to consider using acupuncture are if:
- standard medical care has been ineffective
- you want to avoid surgery if at all possible
- you have difficulty tolerating medications
- you want to manage your health naturally when possible