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7 Facts You Must Know About Acupuncture Treatments

Posted by Victoria Brunacci on

In case you are reading this blog, you are already familiar with the healing prowess and therapeutic properties of the oriental treatment method called acupuncture. This ancient healing technique can treat a wide range of health problems, reduce pain and symptoms, and release body and mind stress through the action of inserting fine, sterile needles into the skin. Since you are already familiar with its popularity, here are a few more things you must know about this method of Ayurveda acupuncture in Miami Beach.

1. Eating before a session is recommended

Some people might feel dizzy or a little lightheaded during an acupuncture session. Thus, eating is recommended before a session. You can have a little snack. But, don’t go for really heavy meals.

2. New needles are used for every session

In case you are worried about the use of pre-used needles on your body, you can ditch those thoughts. Acupuncturists are required to discard used needles and use new, sterile ones for each session.

3. It doesn’t hurt

Contrary to some misconceptions and unaware beliefs, any Miami Beach Ayurveda acupuncture doesn’t hurt. Acupuncture doesn’t require the use of thick, long needles across the surface of the skin. It uses really thin, and small needles that are enough to trigger the muscles and nerves of the area to release pain, tension, and stress.

4. For effectiveness, it requires multiple sessions

Acupuncture is just like any other therapy. You cannot expect to get healed magically overnight in just one session. For effective treatment, it takes more than one or two sessions.

5. It’s not a spiritual/ religious healing technique

Acupuncture is not a mythical treatment based on placebo healing. It is scientific that triggers the nerve endings of an affected area to provide healing.

6. It can help with multiple health problems

Apart from treating pain, it can treat digestive issues, depression, migraine, insomnia, anxiety, allergies, menstrual, and reproductive troubles.

7. Professionals require training and credentials

The method of acupuncture healing is regulated at the state level. The Florida state board has laid out well-defined rules and regulations for licensing and certification of a practitioner:

  • A licensed practitioner must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have an official application submitted for licensure
  • Complete training program
  • Clear NCCAOM examination or any other state equivalent examination by the board
  • Must be proficient in English
  • Must have professional liability insurance coverage

You can ask for the credentials from your therapist before scheduling a session with them.

In addition to these, a session might involve checking your physical condition like examining your pulse, or tension in other parts of your body. Professionals also recommend wearing loose clothing for comfort. Plus, it makes it easier for them to access areas of your body without the need to remove your clothes. Also, your therapist may incorporate a few more methods along with acupuncture such as acupressure, cupping, and massage to improve the effectiveness of the treatment.

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