USF’s Medical Acupuncture program is available to both pediatric and adult patients. Medical Acupuncture is the term used to describe acupuncture performed by a doctor licensed and trained in traditional Western medicine, who also has thorough training in acupuncture as a specialty practice.
As one of the oldest and most commonly used medical procedures in the world, medical acupuncture enhances recuperative power and immunity to promote natural healing and improves the overall physical and emotional wellbeing of the patient.
What to Expect
Prior to receiving treatment, your USF Health care provider will review your medical history, and discuss goals for treatment. The frequency of treatment is determined based on an individual basis, as each patient has different needs. During treatment sessions, tiny, hair-thin needles are placed on the body at critical points that connect nerves, muscles and organs. Depending on treatment needs, needles are left on the body for 10 to 45 minutes. For more information on medical acupuncture, please visit www.medicalacupuncture.org.
Typically, medical acupuncture is used for the treatment of pain and for a wide number of ailments and conditions.