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Monday, August 4, 2014

Acupuncture offers many good points to Franciscan St. Francis Health patients

reRrBy Dylan Sheldon

INDIANAPOLIS – Acupuncture has been an essential part of medicine and healing for thousands of years. You may have seen someone receiving acupuncture treatment on television and thought it looked interesting – or perhaps even strange. 
Scientific studies reveal evidence that acupuncture, a complex system of diagnosis and treatment that views the person as a whole being, can ease pain and treat a wide range of ailments.
The technique involves placing hair-thin needles in various pressure points (called acupoints) throughout the body. Such stimulation is believed to promote the body’s natural healing capabilities and enhance function. Acupuncture can be used to relieve pain, anxiety, stress, chronic fatigue, insomnia, infertility and more.
Additionally, acupuncture is currently being used for smoking cessation, alcohol and drug addiction, facial rejuvenation, weight loss and post-traumatic stress.
Acupuncture is offered at Franciscan St. Francis Health. Licensed acupuncturist Rebecca Flack is now seeing both men and women at the Women’s Health/Massage Therapy department at Franciscan St. Francis Health – Indianapolis, 5255 E. Stop 11 Road, Suite 430. 
Flack is an honors graduate of the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago and the University of Indianapolis. She holds an associate’s degree in nursing, a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and a master’s degree in both acupuncture and oriental medicine. 
Flack offers acupuncture, cupping and various other traditional Chinese therapies.
Services are available by appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 317-528-5865.