About Eva Paglialonga
Acupuncture is considered part of the Chinese healthcare system that can be traced back 25 centuries ago. Qi which is a Chinese term that refers to the patterns of energy flow throughout the body, are important for a person’s health. A disruption of Qi can result in illness or certain diseases. The general theory about acupuncture is that it helps in correcting imbalances of the natural flow through needle insertion at certain points that are identifiable close to the skin.
In 1972, the practice of acupuncture in American medicine was rare, but when President Richard M. Nixon visited China, a reporter who traveled with Nixon got ill during the trip and discovered the practice of acupuncture and wrote about it. Since then, its practice to treat identifiable disease conditions in America became popular. An explosion in acupuncture interest among Americans and Europeans became evident in Western medicine. Based on these facts, we can trace that acupuncture in China has been practiced for more than 2,500 years. Its lasting use can be incorporated to the fact that positive effects have been documented for centuries.
When we describe it thoroughly, acupuncture is a procedure wherein there is stimulation of the anatomical locations on the skin. Techniques of its stimulation can vary one way or another. Acupuncture is not a small scale technique. It involves variety of uses and components. Some approaches, be it treatment or diagnosis, are incorporated from other countries such as from Japan, Korea, and China.
Manipulation of very thin metallic needles through the skin is either manual or electrical. It is also considered as the most studied mechanism of stimulation of acupressure points. In connection to the topic of needles, the Food and Drug Administration now regulates needles. You should know that acupuncture needles were part of the category- experimental medical devices. The FDA did this initiative after reviewing the existing body of knowledge about acupuncture. Therefore, acupuncture needles are considered alongside hypodermic syringes, surgical scalpels and under good manufacturing practices and single-use standards of sterility.
It is imperative we constantly update ourselves with the advancements of science and technology, especially those of us involved in medical practice. You may not realize how useful it is until you are able to grasp its full effects. The FDA initiative and the constant practice of acupuncture among people, are evidence that acupuncture effects are promising. Some people might scare away from acupuncture because they have not been exposed to it, but a good way to judge methods or services is to research them further.
For additional information about an acupuncturist in Miami - and to learn more about Eva Paglialonga, please visit our website.
Acupuncture Clinic Miami
Miami Center for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
700 S Red Road
Miami, FL 33144
Ph: (305) 265-5265