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How is Modern Acupuncture Therapy Different?

Acupuncture therapy has long been used to treat a variety of ailments. In fact, it's use dates back 2500 years! Of course, our understanding of medicine and the body has changed a lot in that time, which is why we have a newer version, often referred to as modern acupuncture. Let's take a look at the evolution of acupuncture and help you decide what's best for you.

What is Traditional Acupuncture Like?

When the practice first started back in China around 220 B.C., practitioners would place small, thin needles in the back of the patient at targeted spots. This was believed to eliminate pain for the patient in the areas of the body that correspond to the spots the needles were inserted.

What is Modern Acupuncture Like?

As our knowledge and understanding of the body has grown, so have our medical techniques. Acupuncture is more widely used but has a slightly different mentality. In today's world, we still use it to reduce pain, but patients also report higher overall well-being, more happiness. and less stress.

Which One is Right for Me?

Traditional and modern acupuncture still follow the same technique, so you don't have to pick between one or the other. Both methods are still practiced in the same way. Instead, the thought process has changed surrounding the practice. If anything, it has gotten more accurate as we understand the different parts of the body better.

Acupuncture Therapy in Boise!

If you are suffering from chronic pain, or are generally feeling less than 100%, give us a call at Healing Arts Collective at Lake Harbor. We have a variety of services to address your needs, including the best Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine available in Boise. Not sure what you're looking for? Not a problem! Give us a brief description of your pain and we can locate the best practitioner for you!

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