Discover Acupuncture At Ahhh, The Spa at Tamarac
The Intention of Acupuncture
Relieve from pain
Influence the body’s natural healing ability
Balance and integrate body functions and systems
Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has been practiced in the East for thousands of years. Considered to be part of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), acupuncture has been used by 3.1 million American adults according to a 2007 study by the National Institute of Health. In the philosophy of TCM, health is achieved when the body is in a balanced state. Acupuncture promotes natural healing by maintaining the flow of chi (pronounced chee) or the body’s vital energy. The most common form of acupuncture involves penetrating the body with filaments (needles) at key points along energy channels called meridians. The 14 major meridians are believed to be linked to organs and body systems and transfer the flow of chi. Acupuncture influences the flow of chi and therefore good health through the use of solid, metallic filaments manipulated by hand or with electrical stimulation.
Our provider of acupuncture services is Irv Marcus. Irv is a health educator and acupuncturist trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a graduate of Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in San Francisco where he earned his Masters of Science. Irv is a nationally board certified acupuncturist with a diplomat of acupuncture (NCCAOM). Irv uses innovative, evidenced based programming to promote health awareness and positive lifestyle change.
- Research is emerging on the benefits and outcomes of acupuncture use.
- The FDA regulates the manufacturing of filaments used by licensed acupuncture practitioners.
- National acupuncture organizations credential practitioners of acupuncture.
- Main objectives of acupuncture are to relive pain and/or symptoms, strengthen immunity and/or the body’s natural ability to heal and to balance and integrate body functions and systems.
- Acupuncture is most commonly an out of pocket health care expense. Check your individual converge plan for reimbursement potential.
Talk openly to your health care provider about your desire to receive and participate in acupuncture.
Read more on current research about acupuncture