Acupuncture Treatment

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Chinese acupuncture, developed thousands of years ago, has had an enduring impact on health care and has been a significant cause of the widening international appreciation of the brilliance of Chinese civilization. In the 21st century, with modern science predominating in every field, acupuncture continues to be valued for its contribution to health and longevity of mankind.

There are more than 80 different acupuncture styles in China alone, in addition to many Japanese, Korean, Vietamese, European and American styles. It is important to understand that the longevity of acupuncture is not based on the exact procedures of any particular style but on its powerful underlying biomedical mechanisms. A common feature shared by all different types of acupuncture is using needles to make "lesions" in the soft tissue (acu-puncture).

Dr. Allen is currently studying both a traditional chinese medicine and a more western biomedical approach to acupuncture. The Biomedical approach is a unique treatment protocol termed Integrative Neuromuscular Acupoint System (INMAS). It was developed by doctor Yun-tao Ma, PhD - neuroscientist, author and director of Biomedical Acupunture Institute (BAI), Mila Ma, LicAc, and Zang Hee Cho, PhD - member of the National Academy of Science-Institute of Medicine and the National Advisory Council for the U.S. NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, pioneer of acupuncture-fMRI studying acupuncture stimulation and activation of corresponding brain cortex. For more information regarding the Biomedical Acupuncture Institute (BAI) and the Integrative Neuromuscular Acupoint System (INMAS) visit