Acupuncture Treatment in Aventura Florida

The benefits of doing acupuncture treatment are many. As a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. Both the Eastern and Western medical philosophies see benefits in acupuncture, although their concepts of how those benefits arise are different.

The simplest definition of acupuncture is a process in which very thin needles are placed in the skin at strategic points. Usually, the ultimate goal is pain management and reduction, though patients will seek acupuncture for a range of other reasons. Everything from infertility to arthritis to allergy relief might be addressed with this ancient method. See a full list of conditions treated.

While acupuncture is typically considered a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), conventional or mainstream health care seems more and more open to incorporating it nowadays. We are now seeing it in hospitals and university clinics throughout North America.

Why It Works: East vs. West

Originating in China and other Asian regions, acupuncture was intended to balance the life force or flow of energy. Referred to as “chi” or “qi” (CHEE), this energy was believed to run along certain meridians, or pathways, in the body. Inserting the thin needles at specified points on these meridians rebalanced the life force, restoring the health of the patient.

Acupuncture was not very well known in the United States of America until the early 1970s, when a journalist discussed his own post-surgery experience with the treatment in China. Since that time, it’s become quite widely used in all areas of medicine. Western practitioners diverge from the traditional philosophies of chi and the meridians, instead believing the needles stimulate connective tissues, nerves and muscles. It seems that the stimulation encourages blood flow, as well as the work of natural painkillers called endorphins.

However a practitioner approaches acupuncture, it is considered a safe and non-invasive form of treatment. Still, only a qualified professional should administer acupuncture, as significant side effects are possible with improper delivery.

Andrea Schmutz is a licensed acupuncturist and doctor of oriental medicine in the state of Florida, nationally certified by the NCCAOM. She practices in Aventura Florida and has a myriad of experience in both eastern and western medicine.

Acupuncture Benefits

The benefits patients experience with acupuncture will vary according to condition, personal receptivity and individual sensation. Usually, patients have very little to no pain during treatment, and walk away feeling energized or relaxed. Most commonly, patients with migraines, back pain and other chronic discomforts seek acupuncture.

Beyond the management of condition-related pain, acupuncture is sometimes used to reduce the pain from surgery. In fact, some practitioners administer the treatment before and during surgery to minimize the need for painkillers afterward. In another vein, pregnant women have avoided miscarriage and have seen indigestion and pain symptoms lowered with acupuncture. Even veterinarians are beginning to offer it in their clinics.

Perhaps the most notable benefit of acupuncture is its ability to alleviate pain without medication, invasive procedures or uncomfortable therapy. Further, as a form of CAM, it is often administered in calm, rejuvenating environments, which tend to be more mentally and emotionally healing than the clinical settings. Again, all of the benefits come with professional, properly given acupuncture, which uses sterile needles and highly accurate needle placement.

Talk to us about acupuncture for your specific condition. We can help you discover how acupuncture treatment can help you, and have you on the road to health and comfort in no time. Our center is in Aventura Florida minutes from North Miami Beach, Hallandale Beach, Sunny Isles and Golden Beach.

And we do accept insurance!

Call us at 786-537-7022 and get started today!