The proper term for this title should be “Acupoint Physical Medicine." Acupuncture is specifically defined by individual State Boards as; “the insertion of needles beneath the skin surface." Even though the “practice of acupuncture” through needle insertion requires a state license. All health professionals certified in physical therapy may utilize the “principles of acupuncture” while utilizing quick, effective, Acupoint stimulation through accepted non-penetrating procedures.
The procedures taught in “Acupoint Physical Medicine” are the identical principles, theories and academics of Asia needle acupuncture, however, it's primary mode of point stimulation is through modern physio-therapy modalities and other non-invasive internationally and Board accepted procedures. There is virtually no difference in clinic results with the piercing needle or modern non-invasive methods.
Stimulation of the Acupuncture Points are with electrical and/or laser.
No needles are used.
Stimulation of specific points can positively affect the nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems, which in turn regulate every organ, gland, cell and tissue in the body.
There are 12 major energy Meridian pathways in the body, six on each side, with 365 specific points ( and several hundred “extra points), mapped by the Chinese practitioners over the last 2000 years (some say 5000 years)!
Acupoint Physical Medicine therapy may be beneficial for:
- Orthopedic problems, including Back, Neck, Spinal, and Joint pain.
- Neurological complaints including Sciatica, Migraines, Tension Headaches, Bells Palsy, Shingles, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Fibromyalgia.
- Mental/ Emotional disorders including Anxiety, Depression, ADD/ADHD, Battlefield Acupuncture points are used for PTSD, anxiety, depression, etc.
- Gynecological disorders including Infertility, PMS, and Menopause.
- Respiratory disorders, including Asthma, Allergies, and Sinusitis.
- Assistance in Smoking cessation or other Addictions.