Acupuncture is the practice of inserting very fine needles in specific areas of the body to effect a cure by natural means. This has been practiced in China for thousands of years. Our modern day society brings with it a common disease symptom of the modern man….PAIN! There are numerous types of pain which the modern man now experiences because of lack of movement either from a sedentary lifestyle or too much exercise to compensate for ones lack of activity at work. From the simple aches and pains to the more complex migraine, low back, neck and shoulder pain, acupuncture has proven to be an effective ally. In 2003, the World Health Organization showed, through controlled clinical trials, how 31 conditions and diseases could be treated effectively using acupuncture.
How fast do we expect results from acupuncture? In 80% of patients, there will be 85% to 95% reduction in pain while the patient is having treatment for the 1st time. In 10% of patients there will be 20% to 70% reduction of pain during the 1st treatment session. And as in other forms of therapy, 5% of patients will respond poorly or not at all. Reasons for these includes the general health of the patient, age, chronicity of pain, current medications like steroid intake among others.
Acupuncture is a very safe modality of treatment if done by competent and experienced practitioners with years of experience in the said field. Fe Del Mundo Medical Center boasts of Acupuncturists as well as Pain Specialist with decades of experience in the field of Pain Management. You are assured of the highest quality of treatment by the most qualified practitioners.
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