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A New Day Healing Arts
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Campbell, California 95008
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Why Visit an Acupuncturist?

    1. Acupuncture embodies traditional Chinese medicine theories. The theory behind acupuncture in traditional Chinese medicine involves the flow of energy in the body. Various points on the body (acupuncture points) connect pathways, or meridians; traditional practitioners believe these meridians conduct energy, or Qi, between the surface of the body and internal organs. Blocking this energy results in symptoms or disease; acupuncture is said to unblock the meridians, allowing the energy to flow properly.

    2. Acupuncture is often used in combination with more conventional approaches to pain relief. Some medical professionals report better results by combining acupuncture and certain conventional pain-killing drugs than from using the drugs alone.

    3. Chinese medicine is a comprehensive health care system encompassing a variety of traditional health care therapies that have been used for more than 5,000 years to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve well being.

    4. Studies suggest that acupuncture relieves some of the physical problems associated with tension, stress, depression, anxiety and other emotional conditions.

    5. In Western medicine, needles are used to inject medicine or to withdraw fluids from the body. The needles are hollow and the tip is beveled and sharpened so that it can cut the skin upon entry. In comparison to Acupuncture needles, Western needles are large because the diameter needs to be large enough to transfer the thick fluids of the body.

    6. Acupuncture needles are very thin and solid. They are not designed to cut the skin, but to displace the skin and stimulate areas beneath the skin. Needles are sterile and acupuncturists now use disposable brands for safety.

    7. Acupuncture has extremely low incidences of major side effects especially when compared to conventional medical treatments.

    8. In the hands of a comprehensively trained acupuncturist, your safety is assured. Throughout their education, Licensed Acupuncturists are trained and tested in Clean Needle Technique (CNT). Disposal of contaminated waste, and other safety aspects of acupuncture are all included in acupuncture training.

    9. Acupuncture is cost effective and can cost thousands of dollars less than that of Western medicine.

    10. Acupuncture works! Just ask the millions of people across the United States that have received acupuncture treatment for symptoms such as nausea, back pain, premenstrual syndrome, menopause and other ailments that Western medicine treats with harsh drugs.

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"I choose to inhabit my days
To allow my living to open me,
To make me less afraid, more accessible,
To loosen my heart,
Until it becomes a wing,
A torch, a promise."
--Dawna Markova from Untitled

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