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Preventative Medicine and Acupuncture

Acupuncture plays an important role in preventing diseases. Preventative medicine is defined as the part of medicine engaged with preventing disease rather than curing it.

Also as an integral part of preventative medicine, nutrition is considered the first line of defense in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine; it provides the energy needed for the body to function. Good nutrition not only provides energy, it also provides the basic building blocks, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants that keep the body healthy and vibrant.

Seasonal Acupuncture treatments just four times a year serve to strengthen the inner organ systems and correct minor annoyances before they become serious problems.

In many cases our nutritionally imbalanced food choices directly contribute to an imbalance in overall health. Eating an unnatural and restrictive diet can lead to yo-yo dieting and drastic ups and downs in body weight. Improper diet practices can cause malnutrition, organ damage, slow metabolic rate and other imbalances within the body. Biochemical and energetic imbalances may present themselves as pain, sleep disturbances, mood changes, abnormal digestion, headaches and menstrual irregularities.

Through the process of evaluating subtle physical signs as well as the emotional condition of a person, practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine can detect health problems in their earliest stages, before the illness fully develops. Once the imbalance has been determined, a customized program can be created with a variety of treatment modalities including acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, tui na, in addition to food, exercise and lifestyle suggestions.

Call us at Acupuncture Alternatives to investigate to see how Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help revitalize your health.


Author – Jim Burnis is a local Gold Canyon Acupuncturist – 480-671-5178, contact Jim Burnis.

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