The Rise of Acupuncture

For long the dominance of western medicine has overshadowed the efficacy of alternative medicine. Acupuncture is a centuries old practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is gaining popularity with western physicians. Even the toughest critics now admit that it is an affordable and safe method of pain management.

Axis Natural Medicine in Fort Myers uses acupuncture to treat pain, injury, insomnia, stress, anxiety, infertility, gastrointestinal problems and more.
Axis Natural Medicine in Fort Myers uses acupuncture to treat pain, injury, insomnia, stress, anxiety, infertility, gastrointestinal problems and more.

Reputable universities and medical facilities including Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic and the University of California at Irvine have conducted studies about acupuncture. Their research proved that acupuncture is not only clinically effective but also is safer than pharmaceutical drugs. Due to these and other studies, the skepticism in practicing acupuncture is lifting – especially for the relief of acute and chronic pain.

Opioids and other drugs only provide temporary relief and are now recommended to be prescribed only when other treatment options have failed. Acupuncture, on the other hand, provides long term relief from chronic pain. The American College of Physicians recently gave their official recommendation to use acupuncture instead of pharmaceutical drugs in the treatment of chronic back pain. They found patients received overall positive outcomes such as a longer time between painful episodes and increased low back function. Acupuncture has become a preferred treatment for pregnant women, addicts & recovering addicts and patients with certain allergies because it is so safe.

Patients (and science) report success using acupuncture to treat a wide variety of conditions including:

Decrease arthritis pain and increase mobility with acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage therapy at Axis Natural Medicine in Fort Myers
Decrease pain and increase mobility with acupuncture, herbal medicine and massage therapy at Axis Natural Medicine in Fort Myers
  • Chemotherapy induced nausea/vomiting
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Idiopathic headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • High blood pressure
  • Migraine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Digestive disorders

Acupuncture is best known, however, for offering fast, effective relief for musculoskeletal pain such as:

  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Shoulder pain & stiffness
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain

No longer a dart in the dark with no scientific basis, acupuncture is a physician approved alternative medicine practice. Furthermore, it is actively offered in major hospitals and clinics all over the country. Major health insurance carriers such as Cigna, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare provide health insurance coverage for acupuncture treatments. As a result it is easy on your pocketbook to take advantage of the services of licensed acupuncturists.

The next time you are contemplating popping a pill for that longstanding back pain, which is no amount of pain killers or exercise is helping, consider trying an effective option that has withstood the test of time. Call Axis Natural Medicine today at 239-288-0900 to set up a free consultation (with the doctor). We can help you can Feel Well Again!