History, Functionality, and Effectiveness:
Acupuncture is a medical practice which originated from
China more than 3,500 years ago. It is a component of
Traditional Chinese Medicine, an integral ancient medical
system. The goal of acupuncture is to stimulate specific
points on the body in order to achieve health, well-being,
and balance.

There are hundreds of acupuncture points in the body.
These points are interconnected through energy pathways
or “meridians”. Theory has it that our “qi” (pronounced
“chee”), our body’s vital energy/life force, flows along these
very meridians. Diseases and disorders are caused when
the circulation of our “qi” is blocked or imbalanced.  
Acupuncture helps to eliminate the blockage,  providing a
balanced and restored health.

Acupuncture treatment comprises of  inserting fine (human
hair size), stainless-steel, sterilized needles into specific
points on the body otherwise known as acupuncture points.
Acupuncture points have very specific purposes. Examples
being, if you are plagued by a hacking cough with lots of
mucus, there are points to help clear the phlegm and silence
the cough. If you have a persistent, dry cough, there are
points specifically for moistening. There are acupuncture
points that help bring back your appetite and points to calm it
down when you are tremendously hungry all the time. There
are points to commence the menstrual cycle when it is late
and points to cease it when the flow is too heavy. All in all,
stimulation of certain acupuncture points have the ability to
alter various biochemical and physiological conditions and as
a result can
treat a wide variety of illnesses.

Modern science is able to prove that acupuncture does
trigger neurological, endocrine, and immunity responses.
Machines have captured the reactions of acupuncture on the
Electromyography (EMG), Evoke Potential (EP) and
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). But how exactly does
acupuncture work, is still a question asked by conventional
western medicine.

Its effectiveness, as an alternative therapy, is evident
though, and is strongly promoted by the World Health
Organization (WHO).  In 2003, WHO acknowledged
acupuncture’s ability to treat patients with diseases and
disorders (examples being nausea, vomiting, constipation,
diarrhea, urinary incontinence or retention, angina,
palpitations, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, asthma,
dizziness, headache, tinnitus, fatigue, insomnia,
forgetfulness, paralysis, spasticity, numbness and tingling,
arthritis, and muscular and sport injuries).

Currently out of all alternative therapies, acupuncture has
the highest referral rate among
American physicians.
Cornerstone Acupuncture-Alternative Therapy, Acupuncture's Effectiveness, Acupuncture's History
Why Choose Acupuncture ?
Depending on your symptoms, acupuncture can be available
in two forms:

As a stand alone treatment  
As an adjunct treatment
Acupuncture Treatment Types:
Reasons for Choosing Acupuncture:
There is not a clear medical diagnosis for your
condition, and you continuously do not feel well
Medical treatment from your doctor is not improving
your health standards
You are experiencing severe side-effects from medical
treatments or procedures
You enjoy maintaining a healthy, well-balanced
Misconceptions about Acupuncture:
On occasion it can provide a miraculous result, but not
at all times
Attending all sessions, not one, is needed in order to
optimize its effectiveness
It does not have a direct effect on every disease, but it
can regulate and lead the body to have a better
reaction towards your medication, and as result, can
improve certain aspects of your condition and help
facilitate the healing process
Cornerstone Acupuncture
                                                30 East 40th Street, PH SE
                                                New York, NY 10016
                                                (212) 448 - 9898
Thyroid Testimony for Cornerstone Acupuncture. Alternative Therapy Practice
"My hair has stopped falling
out and has started to fill
back in, and my thyroid
levels are close to normal!  I
doubt I would have seen
these changes if I continued
the course of treatment
recommended by my
endocrinologist and
dermatologist.  I truly believe
the turnaround in my health is
attributable to Dr. Ma."

Kathy's Thyroid
Acupuncture Case
Albany, NY
Thyroid Condition
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