5 Myths About Acupuncture

Published on: May 1, 2015

If you are among the many who have never tried acupuncture, you may not know what is fact and what is fiction about this procedure. This technique has been used for thousands of years to heal many ailments, yet it is still shrouded in myths about how it works. Here are five of those myths that you may have heard about this beneficial medical procedure.

  • It hurts. Acupuncture does use needles, but it rarely hurts. These are very fine needles that are expertly placed so that most people do not even feel them enter their skin.
  • It is only used to treat pain. Acupuncture can be used for pain management, but that is only one of many disorders that are treated using this technique.
  • There is no science behind acupuncture. Actually, acupuncture has been studied and researched for many years, with proven results.
  • You can’t use it with other drugs or treatments. One of the many benefits of acupuncture is that it does not have any negative side effects and can be used with other treatments. It does not interfere with any other medications or treatments that a person may be using.
  • You will have to continue doing acupuncture once you start. Although many people do use acupuncture for long-term health maintenance, many ailments can be treated in only a few sessions. 

The truth is that acupuncture can be a valuable tool to use for improving health and treating all different types of disorders. It is virtually painless with no side effects, making it a preferable medical treatment option over surgery, drugs and other options that can be potentially harmful. To learn more about the benefits of acupuncture, schedule a consultation with a licensed acupuncturist.

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Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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