025: What You Need to Know About Acupuncture

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By Dr. Holly Carling and Alicia Balija, Dr. Holly Carling, and Alicia Balija. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Here at VitalHealth4You, we’re huge advocates for combining ancient traditions with modern medical practices. One of our favorite tools, acupuncture, strikes that perfect balance. And not only does it treat discomfort and pain, but it also treats the underlying causes of these symptoms in a way that works with your body’s natural processes, not against them.

In this episode, we’re diving into the basics of acupuncture: how it works, what it can treat, and how you can get started. We’re talking about the history of acupuncture and Chinese medicine and how it found its way to the United States. Plus, we’re talking about what an acupuncture session feels like and, of course, whether or not it hurts.

What’s in this episode:

  • The history of acupuncture in Asian and how it came to the United States
  • What happens inside the body during an acupuncture session
  • How Chinese medicine explains the energetics of acupuncture
  • How acupuncture both manages symptoms and heals the underlying causes
  • How our western understanding of acupuncture has changed over the years
  • Different medical issues and conditions that acupuncture can help with
  • What acupuncture feels like, both during your session and afterwards
  • How to become an acupuncturist

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*Disclaimer: The statements made in this episode about specific products have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. All information provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other healthcare professional.

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