What Is Acupuncture and What Does It Feel Like?

Ever wondered what acupuncture therapy is like?

You may have heard of acupuncture; after all, it has been around for thousands of years. If not, then you are in the right place to learn.

Let’s discuss what acupuncture is, what it feels like to experience acupuncture therapy, and the alternative methods to give you a better idea of acupuncture.

But before we begin, always remember to visit Spine and Joint Center in Fort Lauderdale to experience the best acupuncture therapy in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient practice that originated in China. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It is the practice of using thin needles to penetrate the skin and using certain movements or stimulations to activate them.

It is believed that there are over 2,000 acupuncture points in the human body that are connected through meridians or pathways. There is an optimized flow of energy called “Qi” that runs through these meridians, and the better the flow of Qi, the better the body’s health.

Practitioners can insert the needles into the correct points and optimize the flow in an unhealthy body. The belief is that the disruption of Qi is what causes disease and ill health. By inserting the needles and activating them, the practitioners are correcting the flow of Qi.

If you are skeptical of acupuncture, you may be interested to know that many scientific studies suggest that it not only works but is highly effective for certain health conditions.

You can experience acupuncture therapy for yourself at Spine and Joint Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Although before you do, you may want to know what it feels like.

What Does Acupuncture Feel Like?

Acupuncture therapy uses extremely thin needles that are about as thin as hair. When the needle penetrates your skin, you may not feel anything at all. However, most often, you feel very minimal pain and some pressure as the needle goes deeper.

This is because the needle is inserted to a point where you feel a slight sensation of pressure or pain. The feeling is highly minimal and very easy to ignore during your acupuncture therapy. There are multiple needles inserted during the acupuncture therapy, depending on your specific condition or Qi.

The needles may also be heated or subjected to minimal current to activate them. Most people feel highly relaxed during and after acupuncture therapy, while some feel energetic and physically fit after their acupuncture therapy.

Alternative Acupuncture Methods

There are also other methods of stimulation that are often used during acupuncture therapy. These methods avoid needles and instead rely on other things to stimulate the acupuncture points on your body.

Alternative methods include:

  • Acupressure

Acupressure involves applying pressure on specific parts of your body called acupoints. The practitioner may use their hands to apply pressure to these points to improve blood circulation and release muscle tension.

  • Cupping

Cupping involves placing suction cups on your body that facilitate the flow of Qi by healing your blood flow. It is believed to remove the toxins in your body and blood through suction.

  • Moxibustion

Moxibustion involves burning a stick or rolled-up cone made from ground mugwort leaves. The burning ‘moxa’ is then carefully placed on or near your body’s meridians by the practitioner. It is believed that the heat from the moxa helps correct the optimal flow of Qi in your body.

  • Other Methods

Some other alternative acupuncture methods involve friction therapy, impulses of electromagnetic energy, and more.

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Acupuncture therapy is a very old medicinal practice that dates further back than any other form of therapy. While there is still a lot of skepticism around the practice, science is only now starting to prove its benefits.

It is also highly recommended by people who have personally experienced symptom relief through acupuncture therapy. The Chinese have been reaping its benefits for generations, and it is now one of the fastest-growing alternative therapies in the world.

We highly recommend at Spine and Joint Center in Fort Lauderdale for the best acupuncture therapy in Florida. We have qualified practitioners who only use FDA-regulated acupuncture needles under strict, single-use standards for sterility.If you want to learn more about acupuncture or want to experience the best acupuncture therapy in Fort Lauderdale, visit our website today.