Omaha, NE, (January 10, 2014) -- For centuries, people have been using acupuncture as treatment for a variety of medical conditions. Aureus Medical Group, a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing, discusses the benefits of acupuncture to those working as a travel nurse.
While it's unlikely you'll use the practice on travel nursing jobs, you may want to implement it as part of your own healthcare routine. By stimulating different nerves, tissue and muscles, you may be able to relieve headaches, migraines, low back pain and other discomforts.
The history of acupuncture
According to the National Institutes of Health, acupuncture has been practiced in Asian countries for thousands of years. However, the techniques weren't well-introduced in the U.S. until the 1970s. In 1997, acupuncture was recognized as a widely used practice in the states. Most of the practices in place today rely on the traditions set in place by the Chinese, Japanese and Koreans. The source cited that the 2007 National Health Interview Survey found that an estimated 3.1 million adults and 150,000 children living in the U.S. had used acupuncture in the previous year. These stunning numbers indicate that the practice is certainly on the upward trend.
A brief overview of treatment
Since it's unlikely you've ever used acupuncture as a travel nurse, there's a good chance you are unfamiliar with the practice. To start the session, the practitioner will examine the part of your body that is causing you pain. This evaluation allows him or her to know what the best method of treatment is for your condition. From there, you will be asked to lie down on a padded table. Depending on the location of your pain, different acupuncture points will be focused on. Hundreds of these are located all over our bodies. Anywhere from five to 20 thin needles will be placed in different acupuncture points. Heat, electrical pulses or movement may be applied to the needles during treatment. After 10 to 20 minutes, the needles will be removed, which should not cause pain. Following a procedure, you may feel relaxed or energized. If the aches and pains that led you there in the first place don't improve within a few days or weeks, you may want to try a different approach.
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Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide. With more than 25 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire. Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 40 years.