Acupuncture

At Arkansas Physical Health and Rehab we offer state of the art Acupuncture treatment.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture, simply stated, is a health science which is used to successfully

treat both pain anddysfunction in the body.

Acupuncture has its roots deeply planted in China. In fact, authorities agree the science is between 5,000 to 7,000 years old. Its use spread throughout ancient Egypt, the Middle East, the Roman Empire and later into Western Europe as merchants and missionaries to China told of the amazing discoveries the people of the Orient had developed. Acupuncture did not become known on a national level in the U.S until 1971 when diplomatic relations between China and America were relaxed.

At first glimpse, Acupuncture appears strange as its primary notoriety is the utilization of needles placed in the skin at various locations to relieve pain or affect a body part.

Early Chinese physicians discovered there is an energy network traversing just below the surface of the skin which communicates from the exterior to internal organs and structures at over 1,000 “Acupoints” on the body. This energy works in harmony with the body’s circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary and all other systems of the body. When this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in a body system or anatomic location becomes evident. Stimulation of one or a combination of key “Acupoints” on the body may restore harmony to the affected area.

Historians have stated, “More people have benefited from acupuncture over the course of fifty centuries than the combined total of all other healing sciences, both ancient and modern.”

How is it performed?

The human body’s energy flow courses over twelve meridians or channels that are normally well balanced. If a disruption of energy flow exists, it can alter the entire system, producing pain or symptoms in the body. Correction of the balance corrects the problem.

This is Acupuncture’s goal: to restore normalcy to the body’s energy balance by utilizing a combination of Acupoints located on the twelve meridians. This is accomplished by a variety of means, the needle is just one.

Meridian Therapy is the accepted name employed by those who practice e the principle of Acupuncture without the use of a penetrating needle. Acupuncture is a principle, not a technique. Therefore, there are many ways to stimulate an Acupoint other than a needle, just as there are many different strokes used in swimming.

The doctors at APHR also use electronic stimulation, laser bear or pressure point to treat an Acupoint. The principle of Acupuncture does not change, only the technique.

How will it help me?

Acupuncture textbooks list well over one hundred different conditions that respond well to Acupuncture.

Acupuncture is effective in the following conditions:

- Acute and chronic pain relief

- Migraine

- Tension cluster and sinus headaches

- Trigeminal neuralgia

- Bladder dysfunction

- Bed wetting

- Cervical (neck pain)

- Mid-back pain

- Low shoulder

- Tennis elbow

- Post-operative pain relief

- Gastric problems

- Asthma

- Allergies

- Skin conditions

- Hemorrhoids

- Abnormal blood pressure

- Fatigue

- Anxiety

- Neurological syndrome

- Various eye problems

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How can I receive this treatment?

For acute problems where there has been little or no organ system or tissue damage, results are often permanent. For chronic conditions, symptoms may recur from time to time. Generally a few additional treatment are sufficient to obtain relief.

Call our office and schedule an appointment to start receiving this treatment.

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