14. October 2010 · Comments Off on Fort Lauderdale Acupuncture Today · Categories: Uncategorized

The mention of Fort Lauderdale acupuncture brings to mind a Chinese old man poking and twisting needles at some well-thought-of point in his clients body. It’s a Chinese concept. The prick is believed to release a vital energy. They call that energy ‘qi’.

Although acupuncture is reported to benefit a myriad of diseases, it’s most popular action is that of pain relief. How it works? Researchers say they don’t know it’s mechanism of action. When I hunted for studies carried out on acupuncture, I felt that scientists were busier researching whether it works rather than how it works. So the question of how it works remains unsolved.

Many a question has been raised regarding if it works or not. One scientist points out that he thinks it’s a psychological manipulation technique, a distraction. Another says it’s a placebo.

In one study, as reported in 2006 ,one group of volunteers were subjected to deep-needling,1 cm deep, at well known acupuncture point from the back of the hand. The control group had the needle inserted just 1 mm deep. A brain scan was carried out during the procedure. The team, including leading scientists from University College London, Southampton University and the University of York, found the superficial needling resulted in activation of the motor areas of the cortex; a normal reaction to pain while deep-needling deactivated the limbic system, the seat of pain and emotions. It is to this study that scientists questioned themselves, could this just be a psychological effect?

Back in 1999 another interesting study was reported. It attempted to answer an important questions raised by scientists.” German scientists tested the therapy by treating one group of patients with acupuncture and another with a fake procedure designed to simulate its feel.” The fake procedure consisted of a needle that drew back into its handle when pressed onto the skin. This study made some say that it helped rule out the psychological effects of the needle.

In recent times, another type of fake therapy is being compared to the real acupuncture as practiced by the Chinese. This fake therapy consisted of superficial needling.

Another study as reported in March 2006, “After six weeks of treatment 47 per cent of the real acupuncture group said their treatment had reduced their attacks (migraine) by half. Some 40 per cent of those patients given drugs said the same, and the fake acupuncture treatment was effective in 39 per cent of cases.

And today BBC reports “After six months 47% of patients in the acupuncture group reported a significant improvement in pain symptoms (back pain), compared to 44% in the fake group, and just 27% in the group who received conventional therapy”.

14. October 2010 · Comments Off on Why Consider Bellingham Acupuncture · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , ,

In a nutshell, from a Chinese medical perspective, channels of energy, called meridians, run through the body and over its surface. Obstructed movement in a meridian causes energy to build up in some areas of the body, while depriving other areas. Placing needles on certain sites unblocks these so-called obstructions. Modern scientific theory supposes that needles stimulate the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord and brain, promoting the body to heal itself. This form of alternative treatment is best known as Bellingham acupuncture.

Acupuncture is often helpful where conventional medicine is not. James K. Rotchford, M.D., a founding member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, finds it helps as many as 80 percent of people. These statistics are general, however, as there isn’t a lot of specific data on infertility treatments at this time.

Good candidates for trying medical acupuncture are people who have a functional, rather than a structural reason for infertility (for example, damaged fallopian tubes are structural). Individuals with functional infertility would be encouraged to try acupuncture in addition to their standard medical treatment. Generally speaking, around 10 visits with a licensed acupuncture provider will let you determine if it can be of help to you.

Along this same line, a lot of acupuncturists recommend herbs in conjunction with acupuncture. In Chinese medicine, the practitioner always combines herbs in order to produce a certain effect. There are many combinations of Chinese herbs that have been lauded as improving fertility in both males and females. He does caution, however, that it’s best to tailor the herbal recipe to the individual, rather than to the condition.

Though it might seem somewhat obscure and hard to come by, acupuncture is growing in popular acceptance; recently, the American Medical Association advocated its use for certain conditions, such as back pain and post-operative care.

13. October 2010 · Comments Off on What is Cosmetic Ft Lauderdale Acupuncture · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , , ,

Cosmetic acupuncture is a form of treatment that uses tiny needles on the face and body to enhance and renew your looks. Basing on the same principles of Oriental Medicine that allow acupuncture to treat a variety of pain and internal conditions, cosmetic acupuncture can provide a pain-free and natural way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and support a healthy complexion.

As the years have gone by, you may have noticed that the youthful image you once saw in the mirror is becoming more of a memory. With the increasing years, the damage from sun exposure, stress, and other toxins have taken their toll leaving wrinkles and many skin disorders. While modern medicine offers a multitude of ways to improve your appearance, many of these include unwanted side effects or other dangers. Fortunately, there are some natural options to help enhance your face.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has always possessed a focus on health and longevity, which has included the physical appearance. In ancient China, the Empress and Emperor’s concubines make use of acupuncture and herbal medicine to maintain their vitality and youthful beauty. In addition, facial diagnosis has been an integral part of Chinese Medicine from its earliest beginnings, approximately 5,000 years ago. Each of the major organs in the body manifests their state within your complexion; by identifying and correcting imbalances, your health and appearance can both improve.

 

Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Increase in collagen production, improving the elasticity of your skin.
  • Remove fine wrinkles in the skin.
  • Lighten deeper lines in the face.
  • Strengthen the facial muscles, helping flatten wrinkles and lift droopy eyelids.
  • Increased blood circulation in the face, improving complexion.
  • Clear or reduce age spots, rosacea, and acne.
  • Pain free and natural therapy that improves your appearance.
  • A treatment that benefits your overall health.
  • You will not only look younger, but also feel younger.
03. October 2010 · Comments Off on Treatment of Female Infertility by Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale · Categories: Uncategorized

Like western medicine, the first step to successful treatment with acupuncture Fort Lauderdale is proper diagnosis. Once the syndromes (the nature of illness) are diagnosed, the TCM practitioner has already formed an opinion on the pathogenic factors, pathogenesis, location, and prognosis.

Some acupuncturists pay more attention to the syndromes than the disease itself. This means that if they find the same disease in a number of patients and determine that they have different syndromes, they treat each case differently. For example, two female patients each have polycystic ovarian syndromes (PCOS), but one patient’s PCOS is caused by Spleen and Kidney Deficiency, and the other by Liver Qi Stagnation. In treating each of these patients, they would use very different acupuncture points and herbs.

When the diseases presented in different patients are different, but the syndromes are the same, they treat the patients similarly. For example, if they have three infertility patients, one with PCOS, another with endometriosis and a third with premature ovarian failure (POF), and they find that they are all caused by Kidney Deficiency, then I would use very similar acupuncture points and herbs to treat these three patients.

Depending on the diagnosed syndromes, the patient’s personal constitution and diagnosis from the fertility clinic, they then outline a treatment objective. To achieve the treatment objective, they often use a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Sometimes, nutritional supplements and dietary regulation are also used.

The protocols for using acupuncture and herbal medicine to support fertility treatment are clearly explained in a book titled Acupuncture & IVF by Lifang Liang. Treatments complementary to IVF involve three phases: Pre-IVF, During IVF and Post-IVF.

In the Pre-IVF phase, weekly acupuncture is recommended for at least three months to alleviate the side effects of medical treatments, increase the response to hormonal stimulation and improve the reproductive organs and overall health.

In the 2nd phase, for the duration of the IVF treatment, weekly acupuncture plus pre & post transfer acupuncture is recommended. This will increase blood flow to the uterus and ovaries, reduce the stress response caused by IVF and calm the uterus to facilitate implantation.

In the Post-IVF phase, weekly acupuncture for up to three months is recommended for pregnant patients to reduce their risk of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy. It is essential for patients with a history of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy to receive treatment during this phase.

02. October 2010 · Comments Off on New York Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , , ,

Oriental Medicine is a complete medical system which aids in strengthening the immune system, relieves pain, and helps prevent disease by returning the body to balance. Over three thousand years ago, the use of New York acupuncture is widespread throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Patients are diagnosed according to their symptoms, disease pattern, and their individual constitution. Through this method, treatments include the body-mind type of the individual during treatment to move the body into balance and health.

Research about how acupuncture works is ongoing in both the western medical community and in Asia.  While the mechanisms are not clear, acupuncture causes the body to release endorphins which make it particularly effective in treating pain.  Acupuncture affects sugar metabolism, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in the blood, and has a regulating effect on the endocrine system.

Acupuncture works to release blockages in the body which deplete the body’s vital energy, called Qi (pronounced chee).  Qi can be used as a qualitative description of all the biological and cellular processes in the body, sort of a gestalt of the body. As the proper energy flow is restored and balanced, the body is able to heal more quickly and more completely.

Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that was developed by the Chinese almost 5,000 years ago. It loosely means the insertion of needles into the skin at specific points. Acupuncture is defined as the insertion of dry needles into the skin at specific locations called acupuncture points. Acupuncture is performed by certified practitioners and physicians to treat certain medical disorders. Depending on the training and experience of the practitioner and the problem being treated, acupuncture techniques may include electrical current through the needles (electro acupuncture) or heat (moxibustion) and pressure (acupressure).

Acupuncture began in China more than 2000 years ago. It is now practiced throughout the world, particularly in China, Korea and Japan. In the United States, acupuncture started gaining popularity in the early 1970s.

The goal of acupuncture is to correct imbalances of flow and restore health through stimulation, generally by inserting needles through the skin at points along the meridians of the body. Current acupuncture information lists up to 400 different acupuncture points for various health problems. Scientists have attempted to explain the actual physical effects of acupuncture on the human body. Some researchers suggest that pain relief happens when acupuncture needles stimulate nerves. Another well accepted theory is that acupuncture releases pain-relieving chemicals, such as endorphins and serotonin.