What is Medical Acupuncture?

Acupuncture has been used for many centuries, and the path to acupuncture training varies. Medical acupuncture is used to describe the use of acupuncture by a physician trained and licensed in western medicine who has also had extensive training in the field of acupuncture. As a medical acupuncturist, Dr. Lee offers her patients in San Antonio, Texas the advantage of both traditional western medicine as well as acupuncture.

What can Medical Acupuncture help?

Medical acupuncture is complementary to conventional western medicine. It not only treats medical conditions, it can also contribute to the prevention of illnesses and promote physical and mental well-being. Acupuncture is often employed to help manage pain. The World Health Organization has acknowledged the use of acupuncture in a variety of conditions including neurological and muscular disorders, urinary, menstrual, and reproductive problems, as well as digestive and respiratory disorders. Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, low back pain, neck pain, pelvic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, headaches, pain due to shingles, and myofascial pain are some of the diagnoses medical acupuncture may help. Furthermore, acupuncture may be extremely beneficial in aiding with physical problems related to stress.