Thursday, February 11th, 2016
For Release: Thursday, February 11, 2016 Contact: Mina M. Larson (703) 304-2908
Jacksonville, FL — “Until death do us part…” could come sooner than you think without the use of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Why invest in flowers that will dry out, or chocolates that only produce short-term pleasure when you can invest in your partner’s health and well-being?
Acupuncture has been used for over 40 centuries to combat pain and illness, but also to promote health and happiness. Furthermore, acupuncture has been scientifically proven to reduce high blood pressure1 (the silent killer), increase average lifespan by 11 percent, and overall longevity by a stunning 24 percent!2 Even more exciting, acupuncture has been found to increase the length of DNA telomeres which shrink by 1 percent per year from birth, leading to a longer life.3
“In the United States, the use of acupuncture and Oriental medicine is at an all-time high,” said Kory Ward-Cook, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the NCCAOM. “In fact, according to a study conducted by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health, an estimated 38 percent of U.S. adults use some form of complementary health therapy and spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket for complementary treatment and products; however, misconceptions about this respected form of medicine still exist, and our priority is to educate the public to take the mystery and apprehension out of making the decision to seek acupuncture and Oriental medicine therapies.”
Valentine’s Day is an excellent opportunity to seek acupuncture treatment for you and your partner to reduce stress, increase endorphins, and ensure balance. To enjoy a healthy, longer life with your spouse or loved one, go to “Find a Practitioner” at www.nccaom.org to find a qualified NCCAOM practitioner and give the gift of an evaluation and treatment.
1. Flachskampf, F., et al. “Randomized Trial of Acupuncture to Lower Blood pressure,” Circulation. 115:3121-3129, 2007.
2. Han, J.,“Acupuncture principle of tonifying qi and regulating blood, supporting the root and fostering the source on aging and senile diseases,”Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine. 13;3:166-167, 2007
3. Omura, Yoshiaki, et al. “Estimation of the amount of telomere molecules in different human age groups and the telomere increasing effect of acupuncture and shiatsu on St. 36, using synthesized basic units of the human telomere molecules as reference control substances for the bi-digital O-ring test resonance phenomenon.” Acupuncture & electro-therapeutics research 23.3-4:185-206, 1998.
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About the NCCAOM
With a mission to ensure the safety and well being of the public, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) is a nonprofit organization that advances acupuncture and Oriental medicine by establishing and promoting evidence-based standards of competence and credentialing.
Founded in 1982, NCCAOM Certification indicates that a practitioner has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Since its inception, the NCCAOM has certified more than 22,000 Diplomates in acupuncture, Chinese herbology, Asian bodywork therapy, and Oriental medicine in America.
For more information about NCCAOM, visit www.nccaom.org.