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Debunking Common Myths About Acupuncture.

Acupuncture needles are safe, sterile, and for single use. Acupuncture is a safe & valuable treatment choice for many of today’s common health conditions.

Some common myths that are associated with Acupuncture include the following:

Acupuncture is painful.

Acupuncture is unsafe.

Acupuncture doesn't work

Acupuncture is not for me.

And many more, which will be addressed in a later blog post.

The needles are as tiny as a strand of hair. Acupuncture needles are quite flexible, and seldomly elicit pain.  Don’t worry, if needles make you feel uncomfortable, most Acupuncturist has options for providing a needless form of treatment.

If you feel uneasy after needle insertion, the Acupuncturist will happily adjust or remove your needles upon your request.  Most people have reported that they didn’t experience pain during their sessions. Personally, most of my patients have actually taken a nap.

Some people also believe that Acupuncture is not scientifically based, which leads them to also conclude that it doesn’t work.  Acupuncture has been proven to be effective in treating many common health conditions for over 3500+ years.

In fact, many doctors  will provide referrals to Acupuncturists. Many U.S. health and government organizations such as, National Institutes of Health (NIH), the World Health Organization (WHO), and Veterans Health Administration have recognized Acupuncture as a great treatment options for many common health issues.

Explore these links for more information.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Veterans Health Administration (VHA)

If you have any questions about Acupuncture, contact me by sending an email, call or text.

I typically respond within twenty four hours.

Until next time, get Acupuncture to stay well.

Dr. Sharon

An Medi-Zen

(662) 877-4555

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