When people think of Acupuncture, they may think of pain management or sports medicine, or maybe even Kim Kardashian's acupuncture facials. But the truth is that Acupuncture treats much more than that. When someone asks me what sort of things the patients I treat come to me for, the only concise answer I can think of is "Everything!"
I've been putting off writing this article for a long time, mostly because it's such a currently controversial topic. But I've done quite a bit of research and contemplating on the subject and feel as though it would be beneficial to put my ideas down on paper to better understand it myself, and hopefully educate a few others. This is also my official warning that this article is entirely opinion based. The facts that I state are true, but in the end, the bias undeniably comes from my personal opinion.
So maybe you've noticed your neck is a little more stiff than usual, there is a slight pounding at the back of your head, you feel like you could sleep forever, or you've begun to feel a slight tickle in the back of your throat. Whatever the first clue is, you've just realized you're on the verge of getting a cold. It happens...we're human. There's nothing worse than that moment you know you're getting sick. But have no fear! This is where Traditional Chinese Medicine comes in.