Dr. Laura Chacón
Acupuncture is one of the best known alternative therapies. It promotes natural healing, enhances immunity, supports physical and emotional health, and improves overall function and well-being. It is safe, painless and effective in treating a wide variety of medical conditions.
As a key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture uses the insertion of very fine needles into the skin to alleviate pain and treat various physical, mental and emotional conditions.
In 1997 acupuncture needles were reclassified from “experimental” to “medical device” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Since then, the National Institute of Health (NIH) endorses acupuncture for the treatment of a variety of conditions such as post-operative pain, tennis elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome, among many others.
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture and traditional Oriental medicine’s ability to treat more than 43 common disorders.