7 Myths About Acupuncture
There are a lot of myths with regards to acupuncture. Some of these are true; others are silly while the rest only have a half truth. As you read on, you will learn which ones are worth believing.
This is not true because those who have tried it claimed they only experienced a tiny prick while others did not feel anything at all. There is no tissue damage when the needle is inserted into the skin or pulled out and only in very rare cases are there traces of bruising.
The second myth is that acupuncture needles are re-usable.
All acupuncture needles in Canada are sterile disposable single use.
Third, acupuncture is only used to treat pain.
This is only a half truth because this holistic technique has been proven to do other things such as help stop addiction and alleviate stress.
This is definitely not true, a cultural background does not limit or increase a person ability of learning the art and science of Acupuncture. This means that anyone who has the desire to learn about this ancient practice can do so and help treat patients.
Fifth, medical doctors do not believe in the potential of alternative medicine.
This is not true because there are more doctors these days that are open to the idea that there are other ways to help patients aside from conventional medicine. In fact, some of them even recommend an acupuncturist if they know that what they have done is not effective.
The sixth myth is that it is better for a medical doctor to perform acupuncture.
This is wrong because the training is much different than that taught in medical school. Students who have an acupuncturist license train for 2,200 hours before they are allowed to practice this profession. So between an acupuncturist and a medical doctor, you should go with someone who has learned about this much longer.
The seventh myth is that acupuncture is only used in third world countries.
This is not true because this technique originated in China more than 2000 years ago and this has spread to developed nations in Asia such as Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.
Here at home, acupuncture been practiced for more than 2 decades. Although acupuncture has been around for a very long time, there is still a need for this form of holistic healthcare which is why this is being taught in colleges and in use today. It is painless and cost efficient and a lot of studies have shown that it is effective in treating various illnesses and preventing some of them.