Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in which our trained Dr. Hameed will stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin.
Acupuncture is especially helpful for gynecological problems. Women of all ages can benefit from regulating the menstrual cycle, and reducing cramps and PMS. Irritability, depression, bloating, and pain with the period are often greatly reduced within a few months.
What Is Acupuncture Able to Treat?
- muscle spasms and pain
- chronic back problems and pain
- headaches, including reducing the frequency and intensity of migraines
- neck pain
- knee pain
- digestive problems
Is Acupuncture Safe?
The National Institute of Health does consider acupuncture to be safe when performed by an experienced, well-trained practitioner like Dr. Hameed, using sterile needles. The good news is that the FDA regulates acupuncture needles as medical devices and requires that the needles be “sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use by qualified practitioners only.”
Needle size and insertion depth depend upon the nature of the problem. Depths can be from 0.2 to 3 inches. Also taken into consideration are: the patient’s size, age, and constitution. Scientific research has discovered that acupuncture points show a variety of unique bioelectric properties.