Is it ok to do Acupuncture and Massage at the Same Time
When you are getting regular massage, acupuncture is a wonderful addition to your healing routine.
Depending on what you are working on acupuncture is a wonderful healing system that we fully believe in.
According to Wikipedia: Acupuncture is an alternative medicine methodology originating in ancient China that treats patients by manipulating thin, solid needles that have been inserted into acupuncture points in the skin. According to Traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating these points can correct imbalances in the flow of qi through channels known as meridians. Scientific research has not found any histological or physiological correlates forqi, meridians and acupuncture points, and some contemporary practitioners needle the body without using the traditional theoretical framework.
Current scientific research supports acupuncture’s efficacy in the relief of certain types of pain and post-operative nausea. Other reviews have concluded that positive results reported for acupuncture are too small to be of clinical relevance and may be the result of inadequate experimental blinding, or can be explained by placebo effects and publication bias.
I believe this understates the benefits of acupuncture. As a massage therapist I fully believe in taking excellent care of my body so I can take good care of my clients. I exercise, eat, well, get adequate rest, get regular body work and regular acupuncture sessions.
I have found acupuncture effective for helping with PMS, pain, I had a shoulder injury once that it totally cured, and plantar fascitis, allergies, colds and the immune system and over all wellness and improved energy are the major things I use seek out acupuncture for. Acupuncture usually does not hurt the needles are very very tiny! The improved energy and health from it are hugely beneficial to anyone seeking health and energy!
Interestingly acupuncture is only 1 branch of the 5 branches of Chinese Medicine. The other 4 are nutrition, massage, herbology and energy (qi gong).