30. April 2011 · Comments Off on Depression and Acupuncture Bellmore · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: ,

Acupuncture Bellmore can be dated to exist 80 centuries ago in China, which probably is one of the oldest forms of medicine around.  Acupuncture is a process where tiny needles are inserted into specific points on the body, curing a host of ailments from asthma to high blood pressure. Acupuncture according to the World Health Organization can cure over 40 different common health problems.  Can depression also cure acupuncture?  Depression afflicts in varying degrees about 11 million people every year in the Untied States.  Women are more prone to depression.  About 20% of women are depressed in the US each year as compared to 10% to men.  Suicide rates due to depression; however, are higher in men.  In terms of economic damage, depression costs a staggering $40 billion in treatment charges and lost person-hours.

Studies done throughout the years have verified that acupuncture can help treat depression and compared to mainstream medication treatment, acupuncture is more likely to cure depression than medication or psychotherapy.  Acupuncture is part of traditional Chinese medicine, which believes that a person’s body and mind are both inseparable components of the same system. Acupuncture is a holistic type of treatment in that it treats both the body and the mind at the same time, rather than viewing the two as distinct separate entities. Acupuncture’s role is to balance the body’s life energy by deftly placing needles at strategic points in the body. The normal flow of chi or life energy throughout the body is essential to our overall sense of well being, physical and emotional and people who experience a stagnant or slow flow of life energy in their body will suffer from stress or depression.  Acupuncture does not use any pharmaceutical drugs so it does not have any side effects.  Even some physicians recommend acupuncture to some of their chronically depressed patients after medications and psychotherapy fail them.

Acupuncture treats depression by removing any blockages that might be hindering the flow of chi or life energy on energy pathways called meridians.   Once the blockage disappears through the placing and manipulation of needles at the specified sites, energy can flow again through the body freely making symptoms related to the depression slowly dissipate.  Acupuncture helps stimulate the brain to release endorphins and enkephalins, the body’s “feel good” chemicals, which generate well-being and calmness in a person.  This effect makes it possible for a person to feel elated and satisfied helping the individual fight depression effectively.  Acupuncture works to cure depression but if a person has an unhealthy lifestyle that is conducive to sadness, acupuncture can only help so much.  A healthy and happy lifestyle change is needed in order for the person to experience permanent cure from depression.

30. April 2011 · Comments Off on Acupuncture and Weight Loss · Categories: Acupuncture

Many non-mainstream treatments for weight loss are now available in the United States.  Many health-conscious Americans prefer weight loss programs that offer a natural approach to losing weight and maintaining the ideal weight.  Acupuncture Davis is probably the best weight loss treatment there is for both alternative and mainstream programs for a number of reasons.  First, acupuncture is a holistic type of treatment.  This means that acupuncture not only cures the physical ailments of a person, it also heals the emotional and psychological issues the person has that might be the cause of his/her over weight problems.  Second, acupuncture enhances blood flow, regulates and normalizes the body’s physiological functions and reenergizes the body.  Third, acupuncture helps the body to feel relaxed and calm after and during treatment, which is very important for the body’s healing process and fourth, acupuncture is one of the safest weight loss programs around because it does not have any side effects.

Acupuncture has been used for many millennia by the Chinese.  The Chinese throughout history, have been using acupuncture for various numbers of applications.  They have used acupuncture to help promote health, foster healing in the body and take out pain.  Acupuncture is the treatment whereby reed thin needles are inserted in certain areas of the body and manipulated in a certain way to elicit a desired physiological and emotional response. This response may be to stimulate the brain to release endorphins to help the body relax and be calm, to remove any blockages in the meridians to enable proper flow of chi, to enhance blood flow throughout the body or to help normalize hormonal or yin-yang balance in the body.  Acupuncture also helps individuals control and/or suppress the appetite.  Acupuncture likewise can help increase the metabolism of an individual.  There are site points where acupuncture is applied to help lose weight.  The mouth is one site point.  The stomach is also inserted with a needle or two.  For people who are compelled to overeat due to extreme emotions, acupuncture is applied in the Shenmen point.  It is a point in the ear where emotions can be “tweaked” or controlled in a way.

For people who love consuming sugar, the lungs are targeted for treatment.  For people who have a slow body metabolism or an under active thyroid, the thyroid site point is treated.  Acupuncturists believe that some people are overweight because their body retains a lot of water.  The treatment sites for this type of disorder are the endocrine area and the kidneys.  Some people, especially females, may experience hormonal irregularities or anxiety problems during menstruation.  This group usually is treated in the area of the reproductive organs and the spleen. The kidney site is also sometimes targeted for people who over eat due to anxiety and hormonal instabilities.

23. April 2011 · Comments Off on Acupuncture Philadelphia Good for Weight Loss · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , ,

Losing weight is a fervent desire of many overweight Americans. The difficulty of losing weight in the US stems from the abundance of food, mostly fast foods and of the American’s love for eating. Obesity can also be acquired genetically. Acupuncture Philadelphia can help overweight people lose weight no matter if the obesity is genetically acquired or stems from over eating or both. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical treatment done with special needles inserted at certain points in the body to help the body fight the food cravings. Needle insertions in the body might sound painful but people who have undergone a session of acupuncture aver that it is not at all painful and indeed very effective for weight loss.

Losing weight through acupuncture therapy is popular because it is 100% safe with no side effects and is an effective and fun way to shed those extra pounds. Acupuncture is about inserting needles at the right points to stimulate endorphins, the hormone that makes a person relaxed and euphoric. These hormones soothe the body and calm the mind. As the mind is relaxed and calm, stress levels go down and the cravings for those extra snacks and binging sessions are neutralized making the body lose weight. Studies have revealed that when people are stressed, the body becomes tense and the blood in the abdominal area moves to the skeletal muscles. The heart beat increases causing hormonal imbalances and the desire to eat more. When acupuncture is applied, endorphins mitigate the stress and assist the body to lose weight.

Acupuncture points for weight normally are in the head area, in general and on the ears, in particular. The needles are allowed to stay in the body for about 30-45 minutes in every session. If the treatment points selected are in the ears, then ear staples or tacks with adhesives are placed over them. This is done to keep the points open and for the treatment effect to last longer till the next session.

When the patient gets that urge to eat in between meals or after meals, then he/she can apply a light pressure on the staples. This helps the brain get stimulated to release endorphins, relaxing the patient then and erasing his urge to eat. Endorphins create a good psychological and physiological environment of completeness and satisfaction that can offset people from overeating. Those who want to lose more weight go for frequent sessions of the treatment.

Unlike acupuncture drug therapy for weight loss does not really treat the root of the problem which is the food craving. Moreover, some weight loss drugs carry such adverse side effects like heart palpitation, sleeplessness or low blood pressure and if taken for a long time, these drugs can destroy the kidneys or liver. In effect, acupuncture is a more superior mode of treatment than drug therapy.

23. April 2011 · Comments Off on Bellvue Acupuncture as Heroin Treatment · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , ,

Heroin is a highly addictive substance. It is both the most often abused and the most potent of all of the opiates.

Heroin is made from the processing of morphine, which is a naturally occurring substance extracted from the seedpod of the Asian poppy plant.  Street heroin is usually mixed with other substances, sometimes even rat poison.  Heroin addicts rarely know the actual strength of the drug or the added substances resulting in an increased risk for accidental overdose and/or death.  Chronic users manifest collapsed veins, infection of the heart lining and valves, abscesses, cellulitis, and liver disease.  They are prone to pneumonia, which results from poor respiratory health and are very prone to HIV and hepatitis.  Heroin works by attaching to receptors on neurons in the nervous system and tissues of the immune system. The opioid receptors work by altering the feelings of the user.  There is a surge of euphoria that may last several hours.  After the euphoria, a phase of an alternately wakeful and drowsy state takes over the person.  The mind is subjected to altered states of consciousness due to the depression of the central nervous system. Heroin is a very harmful substance due to the body’s mental dependence on it developing after repeated use.

Bellvue Acupuncture is a very popular modality for heroin abuse since it has proven to work as a treatment for addictions from nicotine to cocaine.  Acupuncture is used more often for its pain relieving properties through sensory stimulation.  Furthermore, acupuncture has been known to successfully treat depression, which arises after the potency of heroin has dissipated.  Acupuncture causes the body to heal and relax, which is good for heroin users who are on withdrawal.  Detoxification therapy through acupuncture involves the insertion of acupuncture needles to the ear, also called auricular acupuncture. The various points in the ear have networks connected to different bodily functions and organs.  Auricular acupuncture allows the individual to feel relaxed, to decrease his/her anxiety and restlessness, to sweat less and to avoid abdominal cramps among others.  It also helps the body rid the toxic substances more rapidly.  Acupuncture allows the patient to acquire a positive mood, help relieve stress, and control cravings.  It also heals the mind especially with the calming and euphoric effect coming from this treatment.  In some states, heroin addicts are now forced to try acupuncture first before getting methadone treatment.  Heroin addicts have lowered energy and are very physically weak which gives them more reason to use heroin to feel much better. Acupuncture always restores the body’s energy balance, which helps a lot in reducing cravings for heroin.  Overall, acupuncture has helped heroin users mitigate their withdrawal symptoms, helped them control their urges and cravings and have given them peace of mind and good feeling of well-being physiologically, which methadone treatment can never give.

16. April 2011 · Comments Off on Acupuncture and Arthritis · Categories: Acupuncture

Acupuncture treatment is the best relief for arthritis and joint pain.  Unlike arthritis medication, acupuncture does not have any side effects or carry any toxins that would harm the body and provides potent pain relief for joints that are inflamed.  Acupuncture has been the main mode of treatment by the Chinese for thousands of years for many types of ailments and pain. It was introduced in the 1970’s to the United States and now is one the most popular forms of alternative treatment in the US.  Acupuncture Maitland can provide relief for many kinds of pain.  It is sometimes used in surgeries to relax and calm the patient during an operation and is also used in as a treatment for soldiers’ wounds and injuries in combat.

Many people suffer from different kinds of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, degenerative arthritis and gout).  Acupuncture works by inserting reed thin needles at specific parts of the body to mitigate pain and make the body strong and revitalized, as well.  The acupuncture points are often located near the areas of the pain.  These areas, called distal points, may have two to twenty needles punctured into it depending on the nature of the pain.  The needles are left for twenty minutes per treatment session. Depending on the severity of the pain, usually an average of 4 to 5 treatments are done before pain relief is experienced.  Chronic and complex pain such as arthritis may require therapy a couple of times a week for several months.

For first time patients, the first session usually lasts an hour.  Needles as many as 20 are inserted into the site of the pain and left for several minutes.  People may associate acupuncture needles with pain, in truth, a slight stinging sensation may be felt due to needle manipulation to stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s “feel-good” chemicals, during treatment sessions.  Endorphins mitigate the pain of arthritis and they make the person relaxed and calm.  It is normal that the first-time patient of acupuncture may sometimes feel a slight dizziness as it is the body’s way of reacting to a new treatment experience.  Herbal medicine may also be given to the patient while undergoing acupuncture therapy to further facilitate and maximize treatment of the inflamed joints. For those chronic arthritic pain sufferers who have not found the answer to their pain via conventional medicine, consider undergoing acupuncture treatment – it could help you with long lasting pain relief that you have been longing for.

Besides, alleviating pain, acupuncture allows the optimal flow of blood throughout the body nourishing the body’s vital organs and tissues and allowing them to function well.  Unlike analgesic medications, acupuncture is 100% safe, effective and does provide long-term relief from arthritic pain.

01. April 2011 · Comments Off on The Many Benefits of Acupuncture Miami · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , , ,

Acupuncture Miami has been an effective treatment for a wide range of sickness and illnesses.  It is a treatment for physiological problems like pain, skin disorders, infertility and obesity to name a few.  It is also effective in treating emotional problems like anxiety, stress, depression, heartbreaks and sadness.  It is a safe treatment in that it does not have any side effects unlike pharmaceutical drugs.  It is a holistic type of treatment in that it considers not only the physiological aspect of the person to cure but also the emotional and psychological aspect as well.

Acupuncture is a safe alternative treatment for infertility especially for spasmed tubes, luteal phase defect, hormonal imbalances, anovulation and polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS citing just a few which acupuncture treats effectively.  Acupuncture regulates and normalizes the body system such as the hormonal function, and the circulation of blood.  This is good especially for infertility cases where hormonal levels prevent normal ovulation.

Acupuncture is a very popular alternative treatment for weight loss.  People who would rather look for options for weight loss other than using pep pills are encouraged to try acupuncture.  Acupuncture treats obesity by curing the root(s) of the problem, which more often than not is the craving for food.  Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins to mitigate the craving.  The patient then is able to suppress his/her urge to overeat.  A healthy lifestyle and good diet is also needed to allow the treatment to work permanently or long-term.

Acupuncture is also used for the treatment of pain, such as back and joint pain.  Again, the release of endorphins is stimulated by acupuncture helping alleviate the pain and energizing the body to allow the affected area to heal itself.  Depending on the extent of the problem, pain acupuncture treatment may take a lot of sessions or just a few trips for the patient to enjoy full recovery.  Even in war, some soldiers are using acupuncture as a treatment for their wounds and the results have been nothing but spectacular.

Back pain is the most common complaint heard by physicians regarding pain.  The news about the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating back pain have been prompting health providers to prescribe acupuncture to some of their patients especially when pharmaceutical treatment is not enough to relieve them of their pain.  The choice between selecting a very powerful pain medicine such as valium, which is highly addictive and acupuncture, which is 100% safe for lower back pain treatment is not a hard choice to make if the patient really cares about his/her long-term health.

Extreme emotions such as depression or anxiety can also be treated with acupuncture.  Endorphins, released with help of acupuncture allow the body to feel relaxed and placid helping the body to mitigate the depression or anxiety.  A series of acupuncture sessions might be all it takes to turn a once gloomy and sad or fearful outlook into one full of vigor and life.