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In pain? Try MakatiMed’s medical acupuncture

(The Philippine Star) - June 11, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Pain is managed in every way possible at the Makati Medical Center Pain Control Clinic, using Eastern and Western approaches to give comfort to patients. Among the services offered is medical acupuncture, which World Health Organization (WHO) studies have found to be an effective treatment for adverse reactions to radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese treatment involving inserting needles in specific points of the body, is considered a valuable non-pharmacological treatment option for patients seeking conservative pain management.

WHO lists the diseases, symptoms or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved — through controlled trials — to be an effective treatment. These include adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy, stroke, and pains in various parts of the body, such as the face, neck, back, and knee.

Based on the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture stimulates specific points on the body, regulating the flow of vital energy along pathways known as meridians. An obstruction in the flow of these energy rivers can result in sickness. Inserting needles to specific acupuncture points unblocks the obstruction and reestablishes regular flow and balance of energy.

At MakatiMed, medical acupuncture is performed by a licensed rehabilitation medicine doctor, who is also trained in acupuncture. The treatment is performed in a completely safe and sterile environment. Each treatment may last for 30 minutes. The frequency of treatment sessions will depend on the severity of the disease or symptom.

For more information about medical acupuncture and other services, call the Pain Control Clinic at 8888-999 local 7100 and 7101, e-mail mmc@makatimed.net.ph, or visit www.makatimed.net.ph.

ACUPUNCTURE BODY EASTERN AND WESTERN ENERGY MAKATI MEDICAL CENTER PAIN CONTROL CLINIC MEDICAL PAIN PAIN CONTROL CLINIC TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE TREATMENT WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
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