Monday, March 21, 2016
Acupuncture: A Leading Pain Management Option for Denver Residents
Acupuncture has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine, and it’s a testament to its effectiveness that it continues to remain a popular and widely-used form of treatment for those suffering with chronic pain and several other health conditions in Denver and throughout the rest of the United States. The practice involves the penetration of small, thin, and usually metallic needles into the skin to stimulate specific pressure points on the body. According to the method, these pressure points connect to specific pathways (known as "meridians" in the acupuncture world). These meridians are known to carry and disperse essential energy (known as "chi" by acupuncturists) throughout the body. The basis of acupuncture is that when there is a blockage in the flow of this chi, our well-being is disrupted and illness is able to thrive.