While Acupuncture originated in China over 2,000 years ago, it has only recently gained widespread acceptance in the United States. Over the past 20 years, acupuncture has grown tremendously and is now commonly in practice in hospitals and medical offices across the country.
What Is Acupuncture?
According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), acupuncture is “the practice of inserting thin needles into specific body points to improve health and well-being.” The NCCAM observes that American acupuncturists often combine medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea and other countries.
Does Acupuncture Hurt?
It is a misconception that acupuncture needles cause pain. In reality, the opposite is true. Acupuncture has been known to reduce or eliminate pain in a calm, stress-reducing manner. The needles we use at Visions HealthCare are very thin — in fact, they are the smallest possible gauge of needle.
Do I Need Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has proven to be effective for patients with chronic pain, emotional stress, migraine headaches, sleep disorders, circulation problems, fertility issues and much more. A consultation will determine if acupuncture is right for you.
The Visions HealthCare Acupuncture Department
Our Acupuncture department is under the leadership of Kiiko Matsumoto, who teaches her signature “Kiiko Matsumoto Style” of practice both across the United States and internationally. Kiiko’s style works to address both a patient’s symptoms and the root cause(s) of those symptoms simultaneously. Known as a “living Master of Acupuncture,” Kiiko has been developing and honing her approach to the discipline in both clinical and academic environments for over thirty years.
In addition, Rachel French, MAOM, practices Chinese Style acupuncture at Visions.
Each style may be appropriate for individuals with different health concerns. Work with a trained acupuncturist to transform your health. Call Visions HealthCare at 781-431-1333 to schedule a consultation with our experienced acupuncture staff.