Monday, May 25, 2009

Chicgao Area Acupuncture

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I nearly destroyed my right hand 21 years ago in a pizza making incident. While working with a deep dish dough kneading machine, my hand slipped between the rollers and I broke four of my fingers, which included a nasty compound fracture of my middle finger. There was a fair amount of nerve damage as well. It was a long road to my recovery, but I eventually got nearly full use of my hand back. Part of my therapy included acupuncture in the hand and wrist area to relieve numbness and pain.

For those of you who don't know, acupuncture is an oriental medical technique where small needles are inserted into specific points on the body and are manipulated to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. Alternative medicine proponents will tell you that the needles manipulate the body's natural energy flow, or qi ("chee"). I can't claim to understand or really even care about the possible metaphysical aspects of it, but I can't argue with what worked for me personally. For me, the acupuncture treatments lessened my pain and helped me regain full use of my hand. Also, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment for a number of issues.

One of the newest Chicago acupuncture centers offers consults and treatments at reasonable prices. If you're so inclined to look into acupuncture as a treatment option for a number of possible diseases, and you are in the Chicago area, check out the Tiffani Kim Institute Your insurance provider might even cover the treatments.


  1. I am also a huge fan of acupuncture. When western medicine failed me, I turned to eastern medicine specifically acupuncture and I am still walking and manage extensive pain without drugs. It's a shame more medical insurances don't cover such services; it is simply ignorance and of course money enters into it. Thanks for promoting something that works with no side effects.