Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is observed annually on October 24. It is part of an effort designed to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

An estimated 36% of U.S. adults use some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), according to a survey by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a component of the National Institutes of Health.  CAM practices identified by the survey were Acupuncture, Acupressure, herbal medicine, tai chi and qi gong.

A survey by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine found that approximately one in ten adults had received Acupuncture at least one time.  60% of those surveyed said they would readily consider Acupuncture as a potential treatment option. Nearly half (48%) of the individuals surveyed who had received Acupuncture reported that they were extremely satisfied or very satisfied with their treatment. In addition, one in five (21%) of the total NCCAOM survey respondents reported that they had utilized some form of Oriental medicine other than Acupuncture, such as herbs or bodywork (e.g., shiatsu).

These and similar studies clearly demonstrate that CAM therapies such as Acupuncture and Oriental medicine are common practice in today’s health care system. The studies also support the need for accurate and reliable information regarding consumer treatment options.

We recently posted a blog on how Acupuncture can be an effective form of breast cancer prevention and treatment. Acupuncture can also effectively treat a number of conditions and that list is ever growing. We also offer a form of Needleless Acupuncture exclusive to our clinic. If you are interested in acupuncture and want more information, give us a call at (504) 522-9645 or schedule and appointment with us online! You can also fill out the form below and we’ll contact you.

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