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How is Acupuncture Used for Health in China

We recently asked Pohala Clinic acupuncturist Malia Susee to talk about the uses of Acupuncture in China. 

In China, acupuncture’s highest purpose is to promote longevity and vitality. People use acupuncture to prevent disease and to thrive throughout their lives. That said, the acupuncture wing I interned for in Nanjing, China treated many people for respiratory infections such as cough, asthma, sinus congestion and digestive complaints including diarrhea, gas, bloating and indigestion.

I also saw acupuncture used for post-operative pain, epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, and post-stroke symptoms including paralysis, slurred speech, motor, sensory, and cognitive difficulties.  This happened in Chinese hospitals where acupuncture was a main form of treatment.

Weight loss treatment was also up-and-coming and popular with the arrival and spread of American fast food companies in big cities!

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If you would like to work with Malia Susee, please visit our Pohala Clinic contact page to make an appointment.

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