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Does acupuncture hurt?

Does acupuncture hurt? Well, it’s complicated…

This is a question I hear all the time, and for good reason. If you’ve never had acupuncture, of course you would question if being stuck with a needle would hurt. Well, the answer to the question “does acupuncture hurt” requires a little explanation… It’s possible that you may feel pain during an acupuncture session.

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Dry needling vs. acupuncture

Dry needling vs. acupuncture

A history of dry needling Dry needling is a term that evolved from “wet needling,” where various substances like lidocaine, corticosteroids, or saline were injected into trigger points to relieve muscle tension and decrease musculoskeletal pain. Wet needling became dry needling when Dr. Janet Travell and Dr. David Simons realized the therapeutic effects were nearly

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How allergic rhinitis is treated

Allergic Rhinitis: How Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Can Help

Allergic Rhinitis is an extremely common condition experienced all over the world. Many people seek out Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to treat it, possibly because it’s quite effective at helping the body reduce the inflammatory response associated with the bothersome symptoms that allergic rhinitis brings.  The research explained Acupuncture and allergic rhinitis In two different

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The History and Evolution of Acupuncture

The rich history of acupuncture can be traced back to ancient China. It’s a sector of the holistic approach to wellness called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Followers of TCM state that there are over 2,000 acupuncture points in the human body. These points are connected by pathways commonly known as meridians. Qi (energy) flows through

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