Acupuncture is a traditional therapy that has been used for over 2,000 years. The modern practice of acupuncture uses fine filiform needles to stimulate the body's healing. For more information about acupuncture, please visit the websites of the Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAAOM), the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA), and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Acupuncture is particularly useful for pain relief and post-surgery and chemotherapy-associated nausea and vomiting. Both the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health recognize that acupuncture can be an essential part of a treatment plan for many illnesses.
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Medical experts believe that this ancient therapy from China, which involves placing numerous thin needles at certain points in the body, can help improve fertility in both men and women.
"Acupuncture has been around for almost 3,000 years. It's safe and there are no bad side effects from it," explained Dr. Lisa Lilienfield, a family practice and pain management specialist at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine in McLean, Va. "It may not be the only thing that is done in isolation to treat infertility, but it helps get the body primed and maximizes the potential effects of fertility treatments." Read More >>
The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture also lists a wide range of conditions for which acupuncture is appropriate. In addition to those listed above, they recommend acupuncture for:
2020 marks the 26th year as a Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist with multiple locations in West Michigan. Irv is a graduate of Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in San Francisco, California.
Providing an array of modalities, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):