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  For Your Health
BY DR. DAVID KROFCHECK, OMD, RAc (MI), LAc (CA), BA
    Most of my patients either get very relaxed or fall asleep during their treatments.
Where and when was acupuncture discovered/ developed?
According to the American Lung Association, “There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, cigarettes create more than 7,000 chemicals. At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer.” We have a remarkable two treatment protocol to help people quit smoking. Ex-smokers can reduce their cancer risk, strengthen their immune system, and save money.
Americans may welcome the news that acupuncture could date back 4,000 years to a monotheistic culture. “Bian Shi” or sharpened stones were used in the Neolithic or Stone Age (Wickipedia- Acupuncture History).
In addition to conducting electricity, the meridians conduct light energy similar to photo-optic cables. It is AMAZING that our bodies are created with this newly discovered circulatory system! See our article, ”Scientific Basis of Acupuncture” at our website below.
In 1991 when the 5,000 year-old mummified body of Otzi the iceman was found frozen in the Italian Alps, there was even more evidence that pointed to acupuncture. Tattoos on Otzi’s body were crafted over many contemporary acupuncture points, suggesting he used it to treat some of his ailments.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncturists utilize acupuncture, nutrition, exercise, and herbology, working holistically to help you achieve better health. We have over 30 years
What problems can it help?
of experience. Explore our website and give one of our clinics a call: HealthandEnergyAcupuncture.com. Battle Creek clinic (269) 441-1100 or Kalamazoo clinic (269) 488-8888.
In our clinic we treat many cases of pain, allergies/sensitivities, fatigue,
When people find out I’m an acupuncturist, the four most common questions I get are:
infertility, depression, respiratory, menstrual, and digestive problems. At our website below, there is a list, by the World Health Organization, of diseases/ symptoms treatable with acupuncture. There is also a link to a W.H.O. article, “Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.”
The ancients believed that “meridians” or energy pathways circulate “Qi” or energy throughout
the body. This Qi can be controlled by stimulating acupuncture points along the meridians. Modern scientists and doctors thought these meridians were imaginary because they could never see them during autopsies.
Does acupuncture hurt?
When treating chronic pain we tell our patients that if acupuncture is going to help them they should be seeing a significant improvement within six treatments. If acupuncture is not helping you we would try to refer you to somebody who can.
Researchers found that the
meridians and acupuncture points
have lower electrical resistance than
the surrounding tissue. More recently,
a staining dye was discovered that rendered the meridians visible under the microscope. The meridian tissue is very thin and transparent until stained with special dye.
Acupuncture Questions Answered
Acupuncture has been known to stimulate the body’s natural healing. Modern research has shown acupuncture works through our neurologic, biochemical, and bioelectrical systems.
Find out how acupuncture can help you, by stimulating your body’s natural healing mechanism.
Visit our website at www.HealthandEnergyAcupuncture.com then read our articles, The Scientific Basis of Acupuncture and The Godly Roots of Acupuncture.
HEALTH & ENERGY PC
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