The Acupuncture Clinic: 35 Years of Providing Unique CareOct 03, 2014 07:04PM ● By Odell Williams
Founded in 1979 by William Skelton, The Acupuncture Clinic has been instrumental in introducing the acupuncture field into the South Carolina and Georgia healthcare systems by providing services in hospitals, health institutions and private practices.
Over the years, Skelton has been at the forefront of a national effort to bring acupuncture into the medical system, as a whole, in a sensible and safe way. From 1987 to 1996, Skelton served as an executive commissioner for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and also served as a member of the National Acupuncture Foundation.
In these prior key roles, Skelton helped to develop and employ national acupuncture boards, state acupuncture examinations, and assisted state agencies in developing practice standards, acupuncture legislation and licensing. He has served on the medical boards of both South Carolina and Georgia, to include various acupuncture committees. Skelton is also very active in the field of acupuncture research with universities.
Acupuncture is an extremely safe therapeutic procedure. Experience, training and the continuous professional development ensure that patients receive the best care possible. The safety and well-being of each individual are of utmost importance at The Acupuncture Clinic. Skelton adds, “We utilize the highest-quality disposable equipment available, and also encourage our patients to continue all current treatments, therapies and medications as advised and prescribed by their physician.”
Typically, acupuncture is used as an adjunctive therapy to enhance the healthcare experience, or simply because standard therapies, medications and treatments have not provided favorable outcomes. Some patients choose acupuncture therapy as a more natural treatment of choice to help regain control of their own health and well-being. Whatever the reason for selecting the acupuncture experience, Skelton and his team stand ready and more than capable of treating each individual with the highest degree of excellence, care, proficiency and hospitality.
Typically, acupuncture is used as an adjunctive therapy to enhance the healthcare experience, or simply because standard therapies, medications and treatments have not provided
At The Acupuncture Clinic, each individual case is carefully examined and reviewed, allowing Skelton and his team to craft meaningful treatment options and solutions uniquely suited to each individual. Today, more than ever, people are seeking help by way of the acupuncture experience, as it has been shown to relieve pain, help normalize functional disorders, alleviate nausea, reduce inflammation, and boost the immune system. It also promotes whole-body healing and integrates well with traditional medical care.
Without a doubt, acupuncture is gaining in popularity, both nationally and worldwide, as a practical, reliable and safe healthcare treatment option; and since Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day is in October, what better time to visit Skelton and his very capable staff at The Acupuncture Clinic, where they await to give you the health experience that you’ve been looking for?
For more information on the acupuncture experience, or to schedule a free consultation, call The Acupuncture Clinic at 803-256-1000, or visit SCAcupuncture.com. See ad, page 17.