29. October 2011 · Comments Off on The Integration of Acupuncture St Helens into Western Science · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: ,

Acupuncture St Helens is a 5000 year old Chinese medical treatment that has slowly but surely been integrated into Western medicine in just a span of a few decades.  With the integration came the translation of terms such chi, stagnation, yin and yang, etc. These terms are foreign to the mind of those who were trained in the Western sciences and taught to think the scientific method way.

Western science explains acupuncture through the disciplines of physiology and physics.  There are electrical and electromagnetic forces operating in the human body.  The brain uses electrical waves to send out neural commands and the heart utilizes electromagnetic energy to keep itself beating.  The body itself has numerous energy vessels called meridians which transport very mild electrical energy all over the body.  One can call meridians part of the “electrical system” of the body.  Meridians often are located near blood vessels and neural pathways and these three often work together to keep the body in good shape.  The electrical pulses in the meridians are very hard to observe but when they work, one can see their effects.  Meridians can now be seen through infrared imaging and they appear more transparent than the surrounding tissues, which looks more opaque.

Energizing a meridian alters the energy in the body and this helps produce and secrete specific nutrients and chemicals inside the body.  The nutrients and chemicals released help in the removal of swelling and pain and the secretion of tranquility-generating chemicals and neurotransmitters (serotonin, endorphins, etc.).  The beauty of all these is that no external chemical stimulus is used to make these all happen, thus there are no harmful side effects experienced.

Acupuncture has proven beneficial for the treatment of many kinds of diseases.  It does not act as a palliative but addresses the symptoms as well as the underlying cause of the disorder.  It is frequently used as a treatment for stroke, autoimmune disorders, infertility, pain, menopause, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia and headaches.

Electricity and electromagnetic energy permeates the whole universe.  In fact, these 2 energies are what generate the galaxies, quasars, black holes and stars.  Acupuncture has learned to control these energies in the human body and use it for the positive contribution to human health.  Acupuncture is a very effective and safe way of treating health disorders.  It induces self-healing of the body and improves wellness and vitality in the human being.  Modern science will keep on studying this millennia old treatment to help utilize it as a treatment for other kinds of health problems.  The future looks promising for acupuncture treatment and with new modern techniques like electromagnetic wave therapy and laser acupuncture, the use of needles for treatment need not be mandatory anymore.

22. October 2011 · Comments Off on The Ancient Process of Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , ,

Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale is a very old Chinese medical practice of improving health. It is the earliest known medical procedure with origins dating back 5,000 years ago.  The acupuncture practiced today may have evolved considerably from the procedures of yore but the foundations and matching principles are essentially the same.  If one is seriously considering experiencing this kind of treatment, take note that its procedures are entirely different from Western medical procedures.

Acupuncture treatment works in stark contrast to Western medications and in lieu of therapies or taking pills to address a condition, acupuncture uses filform needles that are inserted at various points in the body.

The points selected are called acupuncture points or acupoints for short and were mapped during the ancient times in China as areas where energy vessels are located just barely under the skin.  Acupuncture has for thousands of years effectively treated conditions as migraines, headaches, asthma, allergies and gastrointestinal problems to name just a few.  Furthermore, it is a very good treatment for extreme emotional conditions such as anxiety, depression and various forms of emotional disorders.

Scientists who study acupuncture realize that acupuncture can be used for other conditions, physical or emotional that have been thought before to be beyond the limit of acupuncture to treat.  Acupuncture can be used as a treatment form or as a means to maintain or improve general well being.  Under the hands of an experienced and qualified acupuncturist, acupuncture is a painless and safe procedure, much safer than drugs or surgery.

Today’s acupuncturists work in a clean and sterile surrounding with an ambience that is meant to relax.  It is vital to ask one’s acupuncturist of his/her training and experience.  One can also request information from them on how and what exactly they will be doing during the treatment procedure itself.  This will allow one to better know why an acupuncturist does one procedure like inserting a needle at a specific site in the body and will enable one to appreciate this unique ancient procedure.

A little research will show one how versatile and potent acupuncture really is.  The World Health Organization actually lists more than 30 conditions that acupuncture can effectively treat; a feat no other treatment modality can claim.  Acupuncture is also effective as a complementary treatment for other modalities, even for medications.  In fact, acupuncture can substantially better the potency of medications and detoxify the body of toxins these medications carry to prevent or lessen side effects.  In lieu of medications, acupuncturists will often use Chinese herbal medicine as a natural complementary modality for acupuncture.  Herbal medicines should be dispensed by a licensed herbologist since a wrong combination of herbs can neutralize or even counteract the beneficial effect of acupuncture.

Thousands of years ago, only natural treatments such as acupuncture New York were used for health problems and for physically and mentally staying fit.  Acupuncture is a uniquely Chinese medical procedure that has spread in popularity all over the globe because of its potency, efficacy, natural approach and general safety.   It still is growing in popularity especially now when people are beginning to be conscious of the health risks involved in medications and surgery.

For some people who have benefited from acupuncture treatment before, acupuncture is the first treatment option they go to when they suffer from a condition.  To others who are reluctant to try acupuncture because of the needles and because they listen to the propaganda of acupuncture skeptics, it is the treatment of last resort after using up all options.

The human body has over 500 points of energy called acupuncture points or acupoints, for short.  These points are where acupuncture needles are inserted albeit not all at once.  Depending on the condition that needs to be treated, specific points will be chosen to restore energy balance on the energy deficient organs these acupoints are associated with.

In the recent past, acupuncture was merely thought to be a way for relieving minor body pains, tension and stress.  Acupuncture does address these conditions; however, it is now used as a perfect solution to more major problems and disorders such as chemical and behavioral addictions, low and high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, sprains, muscle and joint strains, migraines and much, much, more.  This treatment is also especially effective in treating certain types of male and female infertility.

Regarding infertility, studies show that a healthy couple usually takes up to two years to naturally conceive.  Some couples are not as fortunate as infertility problems come in the way of realizing their wish of being parents.  Many of them avail of fertility or reproductive assisted programs to conceive naturally or artificially.  Numerous studies have validated acupuncture treatment as an effective natural treatment for infertility problems.

For the treatment of infertility, needles are usually inserted in the stomach, legs and other parts of the body.  Acupuncture for the treatment of infertility can treat both male and female impotency.  The theory behind this treatment is that the needles help to increase blood circulation in the reproductive system as well as regulate and normalize hormone function, which has been verified to happen during controlled acupuncture tests for infertility.  Being an all-natural and effective treatment, acupuncture for infertility is now a popular treatment option in the United States.

Acupuncture can also be used as a complementary treatment for other reproductive assisted programs such as in vitro fertilization, egg donor transplant or artificial insemination.  As a stand-alone infertility treatment, it can be used for problems such as PCOS, anovulation, luteal phase defect and other non-structural reproductive problems.

15. October 2011 · Comments Off on Some Issues Regarding Acupuncture Maitland Treatment · Categories: Acupuncture

Tens of millions of people in the United States have now discovered the enormous benefits of acupuncture Maitland for their health.  Acupuncture has treated a number of disorders ranging from sleeping disorders to headaches and back pain.  However, with the advantages, this article will show that it has also disadvantages that one needs to know.

The premier issues that prevent people from ever trying acupuncture are poor or no information about this treatment and the needles.  Not a few people are worried about the thought of being pricked by several needles at certain parts of the body and this concern needs to be seriously taken into account.

Besides the issue of pain, there are also fears and apprehensions that some needles are not sterile enough to prevent the spread of diseases and infections.  This is an important point and qualified acupuncturists need and are required to use sterile needles to guarantee safety for the patient.

Another issue that needs to be pointed out is the depth the needles go when they are inserted.  Inserting needles deeply can result in damages to the body organs.  This incident rarely does happen but if it does, it can weaken the patient’s health in a big way.  Therefore, it recommended that one should always consult with an experienced and highly qualified acupuncturist to prevent this occurrence from ever happening.

When one is planning to go for acupuncture treatment, it is highly likely that some minor pain will be felt with the needle insertion under the hands of a relatively new and inexperienced acupuncturist.  Needle depth is usually the problem when pain is felt upon needle insertion.

Always go to a licensed and qualified acupuncturist.  It is now the law that medical specialists and doctors who desire to practice acupuncture must have certification before performing acupuncture on their patients.

Acupuncture, even with the use of needles is a very safe form of treatment especially under the hands of a professional licensed acupuncturist.

There is no need to be worried or scared about acupuncture therapy.  Hundreds of millions or even billions of people throughout history have availed of it and if it were really a painful or dangerous process, it would not be the popular treatment that it is today throughout the world.  Just be sure one picks a professional licensed acupuncturist to avoid any type of complications or pain.

If one is really interested in knowing what acupuncture is all about, then there are countless numbers of acupuncture topics in the Internet dealing with what acupuncture is, its history and the diseases, illnesses, pain and ailments it can treat.  Acupuncture is such a wonderful, natural, safe and versatile form of treatment that the World Health Organization has listed more than 30 health conditions that this therapy can effectively address.

08. October 2011 · Comments Off on Patience and Acupuncture Treatment · Categories: Acupuncture

With acupuncture Davis, most patients can see improvement in their health after the first four visits, which is typically over two weeks.  However, many patients who go for acupuncture treatment suffer from stubborn, persistent and chronic disorders.  Fatigue, depression, anxiety, insomnia and pain may take several years to build to a degree that compels one to seek relief from them.  Part of the reason why these conditions are left to deteriorate is because of a busy life that has no time for medical checkups and only when these conditions start to affect one’s daily life do these conditions get recognized and taken care of.  Acupuncture is a proven treatment for stress-related disorders and emotional conditions such as anxiety and depression.  There are people whose body responds quickly to acupuncture treatment and there are those whose response may take a bit more time.  The latter may think that acupuncture treatment is not for them and make the mistake of quitting this treatment before its beneficial effects are seen.  It is the acupuncturist’s responsibility to inform the patient of what to expect and how long the whole treatment may last.  Again, many patients only see improvements after a month or more.  This does not mean acupuncture is not as truly effective or potent as it is claimed to be, it means the patient’s constitution and probably the degree of his/her condition are  the reasons the treatment take a while before results are seen.

Acupuncturists may require the patient to have five or six sessions because they feel that is the right amount of time for the patient’s body to respond to the therapy and manifest improvement.  As with all natural medicine, acupuncture does work a lot slower than Western pharmaceutical drugs because it assists the body to self heal and to balance and normalize the body functions on its own, making treatment thus long-term and of a higher quality than drugs.

A classic example of how acupuncture and Western medications work can be seen in a patient diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  Acupuncturists will use acupuncture and herbal medicine to help regulate thyroid functioning.  The treatment might last a few months and will only stop when it is seen that the thyroid is functioning well without help from acupuncture and herbals.  Physicians, on the other hand, will use drugs for this disorder that in essence mimic the function of the thyroid gland.  The drugs are not given to treat the problem of the thyroid, instead it virtually renders the thyroid useless and the patient then is dependent on the drugs for vital functions of the body that normally the thyroid performs.

When opting for acupuncture treatment, the patient needs to be, well, patient.  If one desires an all-natural, very safe and very effective treatment, acupuncture can be that treatment.  One needs only to keep an open mind when choosing natural forms of treatment as they treat disorders slowly but effectively.

Acupuncture Miami is a part of traditional Chinese medicine and uses energy vessels in the body to treat illnesses.  Acupuncturists believe that the stimulation of these energy vessels, called meridians will engender good health.  The free flow of energy called qi or chi is the basis of good health and the obstruction of its flow causes illness.  Acupuncture has mapped 14 main meridians in the body with over 2000 acupuncture points connected to the meridians.

The recovery of energy begins when hair thin needles are inserted at specific acupuncture points based on the manifested sickness.  Typical analogy of energy blockage in the body is debris that blocks the river flow.  Removal of the debris restores the smooth flow of the river. Besides removing chi blockages, the needles have the power to also speed up or slow down the flow of chi in the body.

Acupuncture is about 4000 years old.  Excavations done in areas around China revealed relics of acupuncture needles that were believed used for medical purposes during the decline of  the Shang dynasty.  There are three basic elements comprising acupuncture theory and traditional Chinese medicine in general.  They are the yin/yang, chi and the 5 elements.  The three use the same points system and approach diagnosis with the same style but yin/yang and the 5 elements acupuncture diverge on the use of techniques to treat a disease.

The 5 elements style of acupuncture focuses on the relationship between the body and mind in the explanation or diagnosis of illnesses and pain.  According to this type of acupuncture, physical symptoms are correctly addressed if the internal factors (usually stresses) are acknowledged.  Treatment is slow with the 5 elements acupuncture.  Yin/yang acupuncture focuses on reestablishing balance between yin and yang.  This treatment is characterized by the use of several needles applied at different sites in the body to restore yin/yang in the energy deficient organs.  Chi acupuncture incorporates both the 5 elements and yin/yang acupuncture in its style of treatment.

Modern acupuncture combines the Oriental and Western style of medicine and synthesizes them into a technique characterized by short-term and science-based treatment.  Modern acupuncture can be seen in acupuncture’s use as an anesthetic for dental and surgical purposes.  Another use of modern acupuncture is its application for symptomatic relief from pain without the need of diagnosing the patient.

Acupuncture is used widely as a treatment for migraine, infertility, hypertension, gynecological problems, depression, anxiety, extreme stress, arthritis, asthma and allergies to mention some.  Acupuncture is viewed as a treatment of last resort after medications or even surgery has failed.  May patients who opt for acupuncture are those suffering from chronic and/or acute conditions.  For those suffering from addiction, acupuncture is also seen as a treatment of last resort even although the solutions offered by Western medical science like methadone therapy or support are not really solutions at all but palliatives for the disease.