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Busting 3 Common Acupuncture Myths

Hi, everyone. It's Sarah here at Body TX Massage and Health. I am the registered acupuncturist here and I wanted to talk to you today about some myths surrounding acupuncture.

So the number one myth that we hear and see is that acupuncture is painful and uncomfortable. This is not true. That stems from a lot of fear of giving blood, draws, IVs, injections, that sort of thing, where it has been painful. Acupuncture is totally different. It's generally painless. Once you have come in and experienced it, usually what I hear is, "Oh, wow, it's actually really not that bad. I didn't feel anything" and that sort of thing. Once you get over that initial fear, most people fall asleep during treatment, fall into deep relaxation, and get a really good stress relief while here. So it is really not that bad and it's 

generally painless. I see lots of kids that come in and usually they have no idea that I have done acupuncture on them, which is great to see.

The number two myth is that acupuncture is weird or unusual, which is also not true. It is one of the oldest medical systems known to man. It is rooted in ancient history and is used to treat many different conditions, and is now backed by research. The World Health Organization has a list of things that it recommends acupuncture to treat, so it's no longer that weird or unusual. Millions and millions of people around the world use it for many different conditions.

The number three is that acupuncture can only treat certain conditions. Most people think acupuncture is only good for pain. This is not true. It is used for a wide range of conditions. When I studied in China, they treat almost anything and everything with acupuncture, Chinese medicine. So just because you've had a friend that's come and seen an acupuncturist for low back pain doesn't mean that acupuncture is only good for back pain. If you have any conditions or specific questions about whether or not acupuncture can treat your condition, you can always feel free to email me at and I can answer a few questions for you before you come in. Or, if you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to me here at Body TX Massage and Acupuncture.

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