Acupuncture — a technique in which a practitioner stimulates specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin — has become more and more popular in the United States in recent years.
On Point Acupuncture, located on Main Street in Beckley, is being featured in National Geographic magazine this month.
Kacy Korczyk, a Beckley native and owner of On Point Acupuncture, says she thought it was a prank call when the national magazine called asking to photograph her business for their publication.
However, when she called the magazine back, she quickly realized it was a legitimate story they were doing on Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
Korczyk allowed National Geographic to spend two days in her business meeting and photographing her patients. She says it was neat to see her Beckley, W.Va., business featured alongside locations in places like China.
Korczyk became interested in acupuncture when she was injured as a student-athlete at Woodrow Wilson High School.
“A doctor in Poland figured out that all of the workers who worked in the salt mines never had any respiratory issues and rarely got sick. Doctors decided to make it available to everyone else and made these chambers pumping salt into the air,” she added.
On Point Acupuncture offers acupuncture to adults and children. Korczyk says kids of all ages with allergies, eczema, digestive disorders, orthopedic issues, and ADHD can benefit from acupuncture.
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