While some traditional medical practitioners might dismiss acupuncture, this form of medicine with roots in China goes back thousands of years and has been successfully treating health issues for patients all that time.
Acupuncture treatment is designed to create a healing state for the body. That includes balancing the nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety stimulating the brain, improving the gastrointestinal tract and helping with sleep and pain.
In fact, the World Health Organization has indicated acupuncture can help with a host of issues, including high and low blood pressure, nausea form chemotherapy, arthritis, morning sickness, dental pain, reducing the risk of stroke and much more.
Often, it can be used in place of pain medications when that is not appropriate for the patient, and it can be effectively combined with more traditional Western medicine.
Many people may hesitate to try acupuncture treatment because of a fear of needles. But unlike injection needles that can be painful, the use of acupuncture needles, for the most part, is often described as anti-climactic. The patient anticipates pain but never really experiences it.
If you are considering acupuncture, especially here in Gainesville, you have many options from which to choose. So, why would North Florida Acupuncture be the right choice for you?
Dr. Jerrod Fletcher began exploring acupuncture and Chinese medicine in general back in 1996 after he was introduced to it to deal with some of his own issues. Since then, he has been on a journey to learn more to become the most effective acupuncturist possible and share what he has learned with his patients. That journey included attending Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, where he later served as the clinical director.
His learning has enabled him to provide much more for his patients than just acupuncture, and includes cupping, guasha and the use of magnets (especially for those patients who may still be a little squeamish about needles). One of the additional benefits about the use of magnets is that patients can take them home with a protocol showing where they need to be placed. In that way, treatment can continue long after you leave his office.
So, whether you are struggling with any of the above ailments or are just looking to find a nice healthy balance, acupuncture can be a great addition. Add to that, the experience and knowledge of Dr. Jerrod Fletcher, and North Florida Acupuncture may be your perfect solution.