Acupuncture April 3rd 2012
Why I choose acupuncture • Acupuncture Overview • History of Acupuncture • Acupuncture vs. Skin Diseases • Benefits vs. Drawbacks • Conclusion Agenda
A procedure used in or adapted from Chinese medical practice in which specific body areas are pierced with fine needles for therapeutic purposes or to relieve pain or produce regional anesthesia. What is Acupuncture?
Chinese Culture • Herbal Medication • Less invasive than surgery • Facts and Myths Why I choose Acupuncture as my topic?
Acne, congestion and dark circles • Skin discoloration • Hives/Urticaria • Eczema • Rosacea • White/Black head • Psoriasis • Wrinkles Acupuncture and Skin Care
Benefits: • Help firm skin • Reduce and soften wrinkles • Even the color of your skin • Reduce or remove acne scars • Drawbacks: • Might cause bruising • Cause numbness • Allergic reactions and rashes from metal Acupuncture – Benefits vs. Drawbacks
Typically how often should you come in for acupuncture? • 2 to 3 times a week • What are your tips for finding a good acupuncturist? • Word of Mouth • Consultations • Research your condition • Is the acupuncturist properly trained and certified? • Call the AAOM at 888-500-7999 • National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists at nccaom.org • Does the acupuncturist use disposable, surgical steel needles? • Ask the acupuncturist • Will your medical insurance cover the visit? • Check with your insurance provider Tips on Acupuncture