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5 fast facts you may not know about Acupuncture…

5 fast facts you may not know about Acupuncture…

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Posted on June 26, 2015 at 03:06 AM

  1. The thickness of the needles we use are equivalent to about 2 human hairs and are sterile and disposable. Originally acupuncture needles were made of stone, bamboo and bone.
  2. Acupuncture is highly individualised. 50 people presenting with a common cold are likely to receive 50 different acupuncture point prescriptions as part of their treatment. We treat the individual, not just a set of symptoms.
  3. Acupuncture gained popularity in the US in 1972 after President Nixon visited China and his accompanying reporter experienced immense pain relief with acupuncture treatment after undergoing an emergency appendectomy.
  4. Acupuncture is an AHPRA registered profession in Australia which is the same organisation that doctors, nurses, dentists and other medical professionals are required to operate under. It takes an Acupuncturist 3-5 years to complete their training and they undergo a clinical internship that takes 500-1000 hours to complete.
  5. The World Health Organisation endorses the use of Acupuncture for treating more than 200 symptoms and diseases.

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