Acupuncture is an amazing and complete medical system that treats not only acute conditions but chronic. It uncovers and effectively treats, not only the obvious symptoms, but the root causes of what ails the body and mind, as well. It is thousands of years old and continues to grow and expand in its rich healing traditions and clinical uses. While it’s common for acupuncture doctors to practice in hospitals throughout Asia, it is relatively new in the US.
However, if the growth of acupuncture in large medical systems such as Mayo, Cleveland and Allina, to name just a few, are any indication as to how effective acupuncture and associated modalities are, acupuncturists and their herbal pharmacies are on their way to becoming commonplace. With this growth comes trove of evidenced based research and clearer medical understanding of how exactly acupuncture works and why it’s so effective in such a wide range of applications.