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Hello, welcome to peacefulpoints.com. Thank you for visiting. This web site will give you some basic information about Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. It will also introduce you to Shelly Greene who is a practicing Acupuncturist in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment or need more information please call 719-291-4006
Shelly Greene is certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists (NCCAOM).
PeacefulPoints.com – Colorado Springs, CO Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs is Shelly Greene’s personal web site for her acupuncture practice. Acupuncture is effective in treating a number of both physical and mental health issues. There are many pages of information and articles available on this web site for you to explore. If you live in the Pikes Peak region and are interested in learning how acupuncture can benefit you, please call or email. Ask about our referral program and package deals.
Every day, more and more people are realizing the benefits of acupuncture. It is safe and effective. It is estimated that 3.1 million Americans used acupuncture and Oriental medicine in 2007. That is a 50% increase since 2002 according to a study by the federal government. Approximately 6,500 acupuncturists are licensed in the United States. The medical establishment does approve of acupuncture. The World Health Organization recognizes over 40 medical problems from allergies to AIDS that can be helped with acupuncture treatments. Also, the FDA regulates acupuncture needles as medical devices. Some insurance companies will now pay for acupuncture treatments. It is often more cost effective for them to do so. Every insurance company is different. Please check with your insurance provider to see if your treatments will be covered, how much is covered, and how to be reimbursed if they are.
Useful definitions from Dictionary.com
Alternative medicine – healthcare and treatment practices, including traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic, folk medicine, and naturopathy, that minimize or eschew the use of surgery and drugs.
Chinese medicine – Chinese medicine is a broad term encompassing many different modalities and traditions of healing. They share a common heritage of technique or theory rooted in ancient Chinese philosophy (Taoism), and dating back over 5,000 years. The term Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is actually a recent development with a specific meaning in the long history of Chinese medicine.
Acupressure – a type of massage in which finger pressure on the specific bodily sites described in acupuncture therapy is used to promote healing, alleviate fatigue, etc.
For more information on specific treatments including, facial acupuncture, acupuncture and weight loss, acupuncture and general health, acupuncture and fertility, and acupuncture for pain please visit the acupuncture treatments section of this web site here. What Can Acupuncture Treat?
Thank You and Be Well!
Shelly Greene, LAc., MSOM, Diplomat of Oriental Medicine NCCAOM