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Orlando acupuncture - 10 facts you didn’t know

Here, at Medica Vita, we believe that when it comes to our own health and well-being, the more we know, the better decisions we make. That’s why would like to share useful information about natural medicine and natural remedies with our patients, friends, and future patients and future friends! Below, you will find 10 interesting facts about acupuncture in Orlando. This is just the beginning, more information is on its way!

  1. Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. Originating in China some 3,500 years ago, only in the last three decades has it become popular in the United States. Medica Vita’s  Orlando acupuncturist combines the renowned accomplishments of chinese natural medicine with achievements of contemporary Western medical sciences.

  2. The word ‘acupuncture’ originates from the late 17th century and derives from Latin acu ‘with a needle’ + panura ‘to puncture’.

  3. Acupuncture needles are significantly thinner than regular medical needles and don’t cause bleeding.

  4. Initially, the needles used in ancient times were made from stone, bamboo, and bone elements. In modern era they were replaced by needles made of gold and silver. Today, needles used to perform Orlando acupuncture are made from the highest quality medical steel.

  5. Chinese medicines states that there are almost 2,000 acupoints on a body. So far over 400 of these acupoints have been located, identified and described. Our acupuncturist in Orlando is very experienced in identifying the acupoints which are most relevant to your particular illness or condition.

  6. The research suggests that acupoints show signs of much better electric conduction than other points in a body.

  7. Acupuncture is performed in the way that the inserted needle generates an electric impulse that moves throughout your body faster than a pain stimulus - this way pain can be blocked and eradicated. Additionally is it said that a needle inserted into the correct acupoints releases endorphins, which flow into the bloodstream and hence ease the pain.

  8. The correct insertion of a needle is painless and hence the whole treatment should not cause any discomfort. However, it is of course strongly recommended that this treatment is performed by an experienced professional, so take your time when choosing your acupuncturist in Orlando.

  9. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years with safe and effective results in the treatment of illnesses and pain. The National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as effective in treating conditions such as: addiction (alcohol, drug, smoking), anxiety, arthritis, asthma, chronic fatigue, depression, fatigue, headache, indigestion, menopause, migraine, pain, PMS, sleep disturbances or stress.

  10. Acupuncture as a therapeutic intervention is widely practiced in the United States. There have been many studies conducted on its potential usefulness. Promising results of using this therapy have emerged, for example, when it comes to efficacy of acupuncture in adult postoperative and chemotherapy nausea, vomiting and in postoperative dental pain.

Where can I find out more about acupuncture in Orlando?


Are you interested in finding out more about acupuncture in Orlando or other alternatives to pain management? Dr. Andriy Chetin, as a leading Orlando Acupuncturist, is experienced in bringing relief and freedom from pain to his patients. We invite you to find out more about natural medicine therapies by exploring our website and contacting Dr. Andriy Chetin directly.


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