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How to use acupuncture

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The most important thing to know about acupuncture is this:

Acupuncture has a cumulative effect - significant benefit adds up over time and regular use.

It’s not magic. It's just good medicine, which takes time to show its potency and rewards those willing to put in the effort -- like slow food.

In general, acupuncture is used in two ways:

1. Some people use acupuncture to fix a problem

They come to us regularly until their problem has resolved or been reasonably managed. They may return occasionally after that for a tune-up.

Here are some problems we've treated:

  • Pain relief without drugs: back pain, foot pain, headache, and more.

  • Immune wellness: autoimmune diseases, asthma, allergies, cold and flu, etc.

  • Fertility & Women's health: fertility, pregnancy, menstrual issues, menopause, etc.

  • Infant and child wellness: child respiratory, digestive, and emotional issues.

  • The mind and the emotions: stress, worry, anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc.

  • Digestive complaints: constipation, reflux, irritable bowels, etc.

2. Some people use acupuncture regularly to prevent disease

Acupuncture is an excellent prevention routine. It corrects blockages in the body that lead to disease and dysfunction.

And the modern world is FULL of things that cause blockages (here's a list).

If the world were optimized for well-being and longevity, we probably wouldn't need regular acupuncture. But that's not the world humans have created.

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