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BLIND MEN TOUCH THE ELEPHANT
A king in India once settled a debate by asking several blind men to touch an elephant. The king asked the blind men to describe what they were feeling and how it would best be used.
One man grabbed the tail and said, “It is a rope. It is best used for construction projects.” Another man grabbed hold of an ear and said, “It is a fan, best used for cooling the room.” The third man touched the foot and said, “It is a pillar, ideal for supporting the roof.”
The last man touched the tusk and said, “This plow is perfect for tilling the fields.”
You can’t discover the truth about fibromyalgia from isolation; you must look for it in the light of context.
Nowadays, a doctor notices pain that increases with weather changes and assumes that it’s all about immune factors. Another doctor may view it from the standpoint of acupuncture points, tender spots, and fascial adhesion. Still another doctor treats the thyroid and still another works through the gut flora and claims that all fibromyalgia is due to leaky gut.
All of may be helpful, but ultimately these isolated approaches are still like the blind men groping around in the dark.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Acupuncture hurt?
No. Prior to their first treatment, many people do not know that acupuncture can be painless. Over the centuries, refined needle insertion techniques have been developed which enable the skilled acupuncture practitioner to place a needle with little or no sensation. People often report that they feel some warmth, pressure, or dull aching and that the feeling is unfamiliar but relaxing, or they feel nothing at all.
Acupuncture needles are very fine, about the size of a thick hair. They are solid, and nothing is injected through them. So they have very little in common with the “monster needles” most people remember from their childhood. All of the needled we use are sterilized and disposable.
Is Acupuncture safe?
The Safety record of Acupuncture is outstanding with minor adverse events (usually local bruising) being reported in about 0.1% (1 in 1000) treatments.
Does Acupuncture really work?
Yes! When you come in for your consultation appointment we will show you clinical research that demonstrates the effectiveness of acupuncture for your condition. Can’t wait to learn more? You can start with this page from the US Department of Health that explains some of their acupuncture research findings. There is also this page explaining the current College of physicians guidelines is that patients should try therapies such as acupuncture before anything else, including over the counter pain medications, for problems such as back pain.
What if I’m afraid of needles?
No Problem. Orlando Acupuncture offers several non-needle therapies. Chinese Medicine has lots of treatments other than acupuncture that provide excellent results. These include cupping Imperial Grade botanical medicine, Specialized topical products, Tibetan Herbal Foot soaks, and much more.
Does Acupuncture work for depression?
Depression is a complex diagnosis that can have several root causes. It is important to determine the cause of the depression to figure out the best way to treat it. Both acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicinals have been found to help with depression in clinical research. Here is a sample article from Scientific American explaining how acupuncture was found to be as effective as medications in the treatment of depression.
How many sessions are needed?
For most conditions a reduction in pain is noticed immediately during your very first session. The number of treatments needed to fix or correct the condition, however, varies significantly person to person. Several factors, including the severity of the problem and how long it has been there, are part of what determines how many treatments a specific symptom or condition will need. If we determine that acupuncture may be able to help you, then we will do a series of 4 acupuncture treatments to figure out your individual rate of response, and on your fourth visit we should be able to tell you how many sessions you will need.