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What is Acupuncture?

The initial discovery of Acupuncture took place in East Asia, where illness has always been related to as an impact of not only physical cause, but also of various mental and emotional stresses of life. Based on this holistic approach, we examine illness from the perspective that stress causes disharmony and eventually imbalance, which disrupts a person's ability to effectively deal with stress. Over time, this weakens their ability to prevent and heal from illness, as we are all designed to naturally do.

Acupuncture allows the body to return to its natural state of balance and harmony.

Using very fine, hair-thin and single-use surgical, stainless steel needles on specific points along the body, we are able to restore that balance and correct the disharmony. When it comes to our health, even though many of us are aware of our basic biology, most of us don't think much about the parts of ourselves we don't see; our emotions, our energy level, our thoughts and even our cells are, for the most part, invisible to us during our day-to-day lives, yet we would never deny their existence.

Our energy, similar to the blood in our vessels, travels along a specific pathway called a channel, or meridian. This energy, though it moves along this channel without us perceiving it most of the time, can be experienced during an acupuncture session. The needles, once inserted, act as conductors for this micro-current, re-establishing the connection required to keep harmony and balance to our circulatory, nervous,  endocrine, and organ systems. This restores the body and promotes our natural ability to heal ourselves. While resting with the needles, your body relaxes over the warmth of a BioMat, which empowers the circulatory system to increase and improve movement of blood, lymph, nutrients through the body.

Therefore, with acupuncture, we can effectively prevent illness before it happens.

Acupuncture is only one method of treatment that exists within a wide scope of practices beneath the ancient system of medicine, known as Oriental Medicine.

Acupuncture, a practice of Oriental Medicine, has been studied, further developed, discovered newly, and ceaselessly researched while being used to effectively treat and prevent conditions for thousands of years.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes.

Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans every year.

Licensed Acupuncturists must first earn a Bachelors of Science in Health Studies and Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine; during this time, they must undergo an extensive didactic and immersive clinical education program including the study of human anatomy & physiology, the biology and blood chemistry of a healthy human, and what changes take place when various pathologies appear and interrupt body systems.

Both pharmacological and intensive herbal medical study are required as well as the successful acquiring of a certification in Clean Needle Technique. Practitioners at Awaken Centers have passed all 4 comprehensive national board examinations administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and are licensed by the state of Florida as Primary Health Care Providers under Chapter 457 of the Regulation of Professions and Occupations in the Florida Statutes. As required by law, we use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your complete safety.