30. July 2012 · Comments Off on The Applications of Acupuncture Miami Treatment · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , , ,

An integral part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture has been adapted in cultures worldwide for millennia.  Acupuncture involves the insertion of reed thin needles at certain points in the body called acupuncture points or acupoints as a form of analgesic or surgical anesthetic for the treatment of pain.  Despite the countless researches, tests and studies done to test the efficacy of acupuncture (and how acupuncture manages to pass all these efficacy tests), there are still some sectors in the medical community who are skeptical about this treatment.  However, no one doubts its ability to treat a number of conditions.  Acupuncture works by removing blockages in pathways that allow electromagnetic energy and blood to flow throughout the body.

Acupuncture is generally applied for back and neck pains.  People suffering from chronic back pain have benefited from acupuncture’s ability to relieve painful and distressing conditions in a long-term or permanent basis allowing them to enjoy pain-free and healthy living once again.

Most painful conditions such as labor pain, headaches, menstrual cramps and migraines are relieved by acupuncture.  This is seconded by the World Health Organization (WHO) who have listed more than 30 conditions acupuncture is said to cure. The WHO states that acupuncture can treat migraines and headaches.  The WHO further states that respiratory problems like allergic rhinitis are also treatable with acupuncture.  Actually, acupuncture is more potent than most types of medications and does not cause debilitating side effects.  It also has been reported to relieve bronchial asthma symptoms for short amounts of time.  However, acupuncture may not be as effective in treating viral or bacterial infections such as tonsillitis as antibiotic therapy does.

Studies also record of acupuncture’s ability to treat stroke aftereffects.  Besides this, studies also reveal acupuncture’s positive effect in the improvement of neurological function of a patient in coma, which greatly improves the chances of the patient to regain consciousness.  The treatment also treats insomnia as well as depression and anxiety.  Studies also acknowledge acupuncture’s superior benefits over psychotherapy in treating competition stress syndrome.  This wonderful alternative therapy is fast becoming the treatment of choice for many alcohol and smoking addicts.

Acupuncture is known to likewise treat digestive problems.  It is stronger in potency in its pain-killing abilities than anisodamine with atropine or morphine to treat pain caused by peptic ulcers and other stomach disorders.  Symptoms of stomach disorders such as illnesses caused by chemotherapy, morning sickness, nausea and emesis are ably addressed by acupuncture.

The versatility of acupuncture makes it a more promising type of treatment for many more types of disorders in the future.  Innovations in technology and more medical research into the benefits of acupuncture will allow this treatment to be applied to other types of illnesses in the near future.

22. July 2012 · Comments Off on Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Acupuncture Miami · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , , ,

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a disorder brought about by pain and tingling and numbing sensations that is the result of pressure on the median nerve due to the narrowing of the carpal tunnel.

Because of modern living, which brought about the rise of personal computers and game consoles, carpal tunnel syndrome has emerged to be a common pain disorder nowadays.  The constant, prolonged and overuse of the hand and wrist such as continuous prolonged use of the computer and longs hours playing games at the game console more often than not cause carpal tunnel syndrome.

Women at the ages of 40 to 70 are more prone to this disorder and especially affects women who are pregnant.  The whole hand including the palm, wrist and forearm can also be affected.  A sharp painful sensation is felt at these areas and at night, it is particularly painful that it may result in sleepless nights for the sufferer.   The symptoms are substantial enough to affect one’s daily activities such as writing and causing the hand to drop things.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms are the result of wind (felt by the pain and the tingling sensation), damp (the heavy feeling of the hand and forearm) and cold factors.

Acupuncture is used to take away pain and treat the rest of the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.  One particular technique uniquely used for carpal tunnel syndrome is by inserting and removing the needle at certain acupuncture points or acupoints at the wrist.  This technique generates some sort of gentle electrical feeling that is designed to alleviate the numbness and pain and to relax the tendons.  Besides acupuncture needles, laser acupuncture, magnet therapy, moxibustion, electromagnetic wave therapy and electro acupuncture are all good techniques effective for the relief of pain and other symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

During and after treatment, going back to the same lifestyle activity that caused the carpal tunnel syndrome should be discouraged.  Also, activities such as writing, working on an assembly plant where repetitive work is done or sleeping with the wrists under the pillow or on one’s chin can make the problem recur.  If the habit of the patient is to sleep with wrist curled under the pillow or chin, then a splint may be needed to prevent the wrists from damage while on sleeps.

Since pain is the number one complaint for carpal tunnel sufferers, physicians usually prescribe anti-inflammatory medications for this disorder.  These drugs are laden with harmful toxins that cause serious side effects.  Acupuncture as a treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is a safe, natural therapy, which does not entail the ingestion of medications.  Moreover, if acupuncture is used in conjunction with drugs, acupuncture can effectively filter out the drugs toxins from the body helping the body heal better and efficiently.

16. July 2012 · Comments Off on The Kidney’s Role in Acupuncture NYC Therapy · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: ,

Acupuncture in New York was invented in China more than 2500 years ago as a way to treat different kinds of illnesses and disorders.  It is a treatment where ultra thin needles are inserted at vital points in the body to regulate and allow the smooth flow of chi.  Sterile, stainless steel, single use, newly packaged disposable needles are used to prevent infection and are inserted at energy entrances called acupuoints to control chi flow and improve blood circulation.  The purpose is to create balance among the energies that comprise chi flow and aid the body in treating diseases.  Acupuncture is an established treatment for pain therapy and/or pain management and for treatment of assorted kinds of chronic disorders.  Acupuncture also increases body metabolism allowing for the efficient burning of fat and calories and is superior in weight loss treatment than diet programs or diet pills when it comes to safety and efficacy.  It also is a good way to cure sleeplessness, extreme emotions such as depression, anger or anxiety and substance abuse.

The kidneys play a key role the body’s overall health.  To understand the importance of the kidneys in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an introduction to the concepts of yin and yang might be required.  To simplify the concept of yin and yang, they are the two complementary but opposing forces in chi, just like the positive and negative force in electricity.  Chi itself and blood can be termed as yin (blood, passive) and yang (chi, active).  The kidneys are yin by orientation and are paired with yang bladder that governs or controls the lower back.  The kidneys according to TCM is where the energy of the body originated and is the repository and mover of Jing throughout the body.  Jing creates (bone) marrow and when robust, leads to healthy, plentiful hair, hard bones, strong teeth and a healthy functioning mentality.  When the kidneys are healthy, the person is strong, physically and mentally. Weak kidneys beget a weak Jing making the body vulnerable to sickness and mental and body dysfunctions.  Symptoms of weak kidneys are lower back pain, kidney stones, sleeplessness, skin disorders, tinnitus, foot problems, poor bladder functions, sluggishness, feeble thinking, poor eyesight, infertility and nausea to mention a few.

Although the principle of correcting kidney conditions is basically the same for different acupuncture treatments of kidney disorders, the techniques may vary per person because of each person’s unique constitution.  Acupuncture improves blood flow to the kidneys reducing pain caused by ailments such as kidney stones and purges toxins accumulated on the kidneys.  A well nourished kidney helps in the reduction of stress and extreme emotions such as depression and anxiety all of which benefits both the physical and mental aspect of the individual

09. July 2012 · Comments Off on Acupuncture Pembroke Pines for Smoking Cessation · Categories: Acupuncture

When all attempts at smoking cessation have all gone kaput, it is then the right time to try acupuncture.  Acupuncture Pembroke Pines is a very effective treatment for chemical addictions such as smoking.  Quitting smoking is easier said than done and many people have developed heart problems trying to quit cold turkey from smoking.

Acupuncture is a part of traditional Chinese medicine and is an ancient Chinese medicinal art practiced by the Chinese for over 4000 years used to treat a wide range of illnesses and disorders.  It is a popular form of alternative treatment in the West for removing pain.  Studies have been and are being done to further study how acupuncture effectively helps one to quit smoking.  Acupuncture is all about the practice of inserting hair thin needles into acupuncture points located throughout the body.  Acupuncturists state that these points connect to meridians inside the body, which in turn connect to the major body organs and tissues.  These meridians are not part of the western concept of anatomy and are not seen by the eye.  Meridians are energy pathways for vital energy, which the Chinese calls Qi or chi.  Chi needs to flow unhindered in order to nourish the whole body with energy.   Illness develops when chi becomes blocked in the meridians and acupuncture is needed to remove these blockages to allow chi to flow freely once again thereby restoring the body to good health.

Acupuncture for smoking is not a cure that will help the patient stop smoking instantly.  Acupuncture helps facilitate the way a person quits smoking by making the body crave less for the substance the body is addicted to.  With acupuncture the addiction or craving is diminished or removed, ably helped by the body itself.  In order to combat the addiction, needles are inserted in acupuncture points on the ear.  The ear has numerous meridians that run and connect to all the major organs of the body including the brain.  The organs that are targeted for treatment include the lungs and throat.  Sometimes, the acupuncturist will place metallic ear pellets on the ear after treatment.  If the patient starts craving tobacco once more, he can tweak or rub the ear pellets to stimulate the release of endorphins that will extinguish the cravings.

Treatments differ per patient.  Each patient will be given a unique type of acupuncture treatment depending on the patient’s smoking history and physical examination.  Depending on the severity of the addiction, length and number of sessions may differ per person.  At the beginning of the treatment, a slight tingling sensation may be felt as the needles are inserted in the skin; however, once the needles are in place, a feeling of comfort and relaxation will envelop the patient for the duration of the treatment.

 

02. July 2012 · Comments Off on Different Forms of Bellevue Acupuncture · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , ,

Bellevue Acupuncture, an ancient medical technique used by the Chinese for a wide range of their health problems.  It is a treatment whereby well-being and good health is achieved by the use of fine needles inserted into the individual’s skin at certain points.  These points correspond to energy pathways called meridians that are connected to various parts of the body.  The meridians are groups of networks where chi, Chinese word for vital energy, flows.  Chi is the force that keeps the human body healthy and makes it grow.  Sometimes, the meridians develop blockages at certain organs or parts of the body.  The blockages hinder and stagnates chi flow causing other parts of the body to suffer due to energy deficiency.  This energy deficiency then manifests as illness and sickness in the body.  Acupuncture unblocks the meridians and allows normal chi flow again throughout the body thus restoring good health.   There are 14 meridian networks with at least 350 acupunctures in the body.  Acupuncture not only removes obstacles to chi flow, it also regulates and controls chi flow.  Chi flowing rapidly around the body is also detrimental to an individual’s health and acupuncture sees to it that normal chi flow is always achieved to give the body the optimal health that it needs.  There are three types of acupuncture school of thought developed after acupuncture became popular in the West.  The first is traditional acupuncture or traditional yin-yang acupuncture.  This is the acupuncture practiced by the ancient Chinese for thousands of years.  It emphasizes the importance of yin-yang balance as the key element to a person’s health.  The second is Western or medical acupuncture and the third is the Five Elements acupuncture. These three systems are inherently the same in use of acupuncture points and in procedures of diagnosis. They diverge in treatment methods and in explaining the cause of the health problem.

In Five Element Acupuncture, the basis of sickness and ailments are caused by physical conditions and emotional stress.  The Five Element Acupuncture believes that extreme emotions such as stress and anxiety ought to be addressed to mitigate a person’s physical pain.  Treating extreme emotions usually take a little longer to heal than most physical health issues.  That is why the Five Elements procedure entails a longer treatment process since it aims to treat both the mind and the physical body.  The Yin-Yang type of acupuncture focuses on the restoration of the balance of yin and yang energies of the body.  Western Acupuncture has a more pragmatic approach than the other two types of acupuncture and integrates Western medical innovations to the traditional Chinese techniques with emphasis in treating or relieving pain.  This can be seen in the use of acupuncture as an anesthetic for surgical and dental procedures.  Western acupuncture is also used as an analgesic for relief of pain and discomfort for a number of health issues.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem that affects tens of millions Americans.  It is the incapacity of the male to perform sex because of inadequate erection.  It can pose problems to the male especially in a personal relationship with the female species.  ED does not only refer to the incapability of sustaining erection (although it generally is about this problem), it also involves the improper curvature of the penis, painful sustained erection and premature orgasm.  The main physiological stimulus for penile erection is arousal.  Arousal allows the nervous system to increase blood flow to the penis.  The blood vessels in the penis relax allowing the blood to circulate in the penis.  If any of these procedures fail, erection will not occur.  A number of factors can cause ED.  Stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, obesity, poor nutrition and drugs can cause the nervous system to function poorly.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) such as acupuncture New York are more than able alternatives for ED.  Acupuncture treatment does not have harmful side effects and is a safe natural and very effective for ED as opposed to the drug medications that inherently carry toxins that can cause side effects that are sometimes are than ED.  The acupuncturist after examination of the patient can determine a diagnosis and the best treatment approach for the disorder.  Often acupuncture treatment is coupled with complementary herbal medicine to gain the maximum effect of the treatment.  Treatment may last for 10 to 20 sessions a session once a week.

TCM believes that there are two main reasons to ED.  Each reason is diagnosed according to the symptoms manifested.

1.  Mingmen fire deficiency – The symptoms of this disorder are flaccid erection, cold extremities, vertigo, uneasiness, no erection even after arousal, polyuria, low back pain and weak knees.

2.  Downward flowing of damp heat – Symptoms are bitter taste in the mouth, frequent thirst, hot, red orange urine, pain and weakening of the extremities.

Early acupuncture and herbal treatment can easily treat this disorder and the longer the symptoms continue the longer will be the length of treatment.  Acupuncture and herbal medicine are holistic types of treatment because they take into account the mental, emotional, environmental and physiological issues of the individual.  TCM believes that there are thousands of acupuncture points all over the body all connected to energy pathways or meridians which in turn connect to the different organs and tissues in the body.  The meridians are the networks that traverse the entire body where chi travels to supply the body with energy.  Sometimes the meridians are blocked hindering the flow of chi.  When these happen, the body suffers from sickness and diseases.   The insertion of hair fine needles eliminates the blockage and normalizes the flow of chi once again.