27. August 2012 · Comments Off on Curing Migraine with Acupuncture King of Prussia · Categories: Acupuncture

Even today, Western critics of acupuncture are busy trying to discredit the benefits gained from acupuncture because they can’t prove if it truly works or not.  The thing they cannot explain is that if acupuncture does not really work then why it has been used and still being used by countless numbers of people for treatment of their disorders for more than 5,000 years.

About 15% of the people in the world suffer from migraine.  Many factors can trigger migraines attacks.  When a person has migraine the first thing he wants to address is the pain.  Most people who have migraine are more or less prepared to handle the pain within minutes after the migraine strikes since migraine pain is oftentimes intolerable.  When migraine strikes it can strike without warning and can occur at any time and anywhere.   Some people avoid things and situations that can trigger the migraine while others have no way of controlling the factors that trigger this illness.  The question many migraine sufferers ask is there any real, long term effective cure for migraine?

A lot of people suffering may have tried various forms of approaches in resolving this painful problem.  Many have found success in acupuncture which has allowed them to be migraine free for a long time sometimes even permanently.  The only solution that most Western physicians prescribe to the migraine suffering patients are high priced medications which more often than not they push not because it is effective but because it allows them to profit handsomely with large pharmaceutical companies.  The full benefits of acupuncture is by the most part unknown to the majority of the population since doctors most of the time will prescribe medications for this ailment.

When you opt for an acupuncture treatment in King of Prussia for your migraine, the acupuncturist will formulate a diet to complement with your acupuncture treatment.  Foods that may trigger or make you more susceptible to migraine headaches will need to be avoided.  For example, for your drink, the acupuncturist will recommend you drink tea instead of a soda.  Doing this may lessen the attacks and allow you to enjoy more quality time with yourself and others.

During an acupuncture treatment for migraine, the acupuncturist will first massage your head to improve blood flow to your head.  After the massage, the acupuncturist will then introduce non hollow filiform needles to the scalp. Unlike the needles used in hospitals for drawing blood and injecting fluids, these needles do not elicit pain as they are inserted into the skin.  As with natural forms of treatment the effect of acupuncture is not felt immediately.  With further sessions, you will notice an improvement within weeks.  The number of attacks will lessen considerably and after several months, the migraine will banish forever.

 

20. August 2012 · Comments Off on Treating Hair Loss with Bellevue Acupuncture · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , ,

Baldness is experienced not only by men but women as well.  It is a natural phase of life and a lot of people start to experience thinning hair and/or lessening hair line at the age of 40.  Still there are other reasons why hair loss occurs and these factors are not necessarily due to aging or can it start when you reach your 40s.  In fact a lot of people are now starting to lose their hair at their 20s and 30s. This can be due to overall poor health, poor blood flow, prescription meds, environmental exposure, poor diet, disease and genetic predisposition.  So many treatments are available for growing baldness but the one that is truly effective but quite unknown is acupuncture.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicinal practice working on the process of utilizing needles for energizing particular body points.  Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years and it is a very successful treatment for dozens of common and uncommon health conditions.  The problem is that Western society’s chauvinism has looked down on this treatment and other very valuable forms of natural therapies and thinks that modern technology is superior to all.  Nevertheless it has been proven consistently that acupuncture improves blood flow and stimulates nerves that provide great benefits including the removal of pain and body growth.

Acupuncture is also proven to prevent loss of hair mostly because of its effect in improving the function of the circulatory system.  True there may be other causes for hair loss but more often than not poor blood flow in the scalp is the basic reason for it.  The head is actually a part of the body that does not have abundant good blood circulation.  Because of this the scalp receives less nutrients compared to other parts of the body.  Therefore, the lesser the scalp receives blood the less capable the scalp can generate new hair growth and maintain the health of the existing follicles and hair.

Of course, good blood circulation is a good thing no matter what.  But if you want a stop to your hair loss and reverse hair loss, then you need to improve blood flow to your scalp.  Acupuncture can help remove the blockages that impede blood and energy flow thereby nourishing your head and whole body with much needed nutrients and energy.

A lot of acupuncturists today utilize many tools like the 7 pointed star and the plum blossom hammer along with the thin acupuncture needles to stop and reverse hair loss.  With these tools, the procedure begins by inserting the needles placed in the scalp or pressed over it at certain acupuncture points.  You may think this is a painful procedure and people may even avoid acupuncture altogether because of this but in reality this procedure does not cause any pain at all and if there is a sensation felt, the sensation is minimally felt.

 

Acupuncture in the treatment of bad breath or halitosis has got to be the most unique approach in treating this condition.  People living in the US see acupuncture as some kind of exotic treatment in addressing painful condition.  We never knew that acupuncture can actually cure halitosis.  Acupuncture basically is about inserting thin non hollow needles in certain areas of the body where blocked nerves are located to enable the smooth movement of energy called chi.  According to traditional Chinese medicine or TCM chi is the force that goes around our bodies to enable us to feel, work, move and think.

TCM has been used for many millennia in China and many parts of South Asia.  TCM concepts regarding health are entirely different from the viewpoint of Western medicine.  This type of therapy is entirely different than therapies used in the West. TCM practitioners believe that what makes the spirit, mind and body healthy all stem from the flow of chi in the body.  Another concept that TCM believes in essential for good health is the harmonic balance of yin and yang.  The relative balance of yin and yang in the body is what provides well being.  When yin or yang gets either too strong or weak in relation to each other, the entire body suffers and illness and disease can occur in the body.

TCM states that a hot abdomen is the cause of halitosis. This means too much yang (the heat or fire principle) is in the stomach and this can lead to frontal lobe headaches, mouth ulcers, gum swelling and disease and bad breath.  Too much stomach heat can be triggered by factors such as eating spoiled food, abdominal flu, poor diet and very high levels of stress among others.  Too much stomach heat may be due to factors like eating food that has turned bad, stomach flu, bad diet and extremely high stress among others.  Most people relieve these symptoms by taking antacids.  Of course this only addresses the problem and not really targets the excess heat in the stomach.  Acupuncture actually addresses not only the symptoms of halitosis but treats the root problem as well.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment having existed for more than 5,000 years now.  The Chinese a great and prolific race have perfected their practice of acupuncture for millennia and have been treating countless numbers of people throughout history with a number of health conditions.  Acupuncture therapy will restore balance between yin and yang which then will result in good health of the person.  The balance of yang energy in the stomach will restore the stomach to its right temperature which will cure the halitosis. Perform due diligence when looking for a qualified acupuncturist to treat you of your halitosis.

14. August 2012 · Comments Off on TCM and Acupuncture Palm Harbor Help Heal Soreness · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , ,

Acupuncture Palm Harbor is a proven procedure to effectively take away body pain.  It is also is effective in controlling and minimizing aches that keep on recurring and will not go away.  People suffering from these types of body discomfort are looking for ways to relieve, control or manage the ache.  What one needs to do first is to go to a doctor who can devise a plan to help you address this problem.  Here are some tips that can help you help yourself to address this body ache problem.

1. Ascertain the type of soreness you feel.  Find out where the pain originates and what other parts of the body are affected.

2. Determine what factors make the sore areas worse or better.

3. Know what factors lowers your threshold for pain.  Does your health worsen when you are in heavy stress, when you are tired or when you are cold?  Knowing these determinants will help you go the right direction in treating your problem.

4. Know exactly the type of ache you feel.  Is it a crushing, burning, throbbing, aching, stabbing, sharp pain that you feel?

5. Remember and if possible write down the time and day your soreness began.  What triggered it and its effect on your daily life?

6. It is very important that your doctor knows all about your condition regardless if your doctor is Western trained or if he is an acupuncturist or a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine.

7.  The need for you to get adequate sleep is also important.  Allowing the body to rest helps tissues that are injured or damaged to heal quickly and properly.  Sleeping also revitalizes you to adequately cope with your pain and ache.  A 30 minute rest can also be quite helpful when battling body soreness.

8. Lessen stress in your daily life.  Stress from household duties, relationships, family and work can exacerbate the magnitude of your soreness and sickness.  There are great ways to reduce stress. You can perform breathing or relaxation exercises, meditation, yoga, chi kung, dao yin and tai chi among others to relax your mind and body.

The moods we have greatly influence the manner we see our discomfort and affect our pain threshold significantly. We can also say the same regarding the aches we always feel which make us depressed and irritable.

9. Modify your diet into one that is truly healthy for you.  A balanced diet consisting of seeds, nuts, vegetables and fruits can make your mood much better.  You need to select foods that will not exacerbate your discomfort and so you need to ascertain which types of food are good for your condition.  Some vegetables may not be suitable for you.  Tomatoes and eggplants for example, worsen the arthritic pain of arthritic patients.

14. August 2012 · Comments Off on Using Acupuncture Bellmore over Painkillers to Treat Body Pain · Categories: Acupuncture

People in the Western world have woken up to the wonders and benefits of Eastern medicine.  Many have gravitated to traditional Chinese medicine particularly acupuncture to aid them in healing body aches such as the pains and wounds of the back and shoulders.   Pains caused by stress and forms kinds of body trauma are effectively addressed by acupuncture and other great homeopathic remedies.

Acupuncture has been a regular form of treatment for the Chinese for over 5,000 years.  It is part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) which sees the whole body as one unique organism with its own individual systems that are interconnected to each other but not necessarily always associated with each other.  The health of the whole body depends on the proper balance of its systems.  Acupuncturists are trained to know and understand the 14 main energy vessels called meridians and the acupuncture points spread across the body.  The 14 meridians lead to the major body organs such as the gall bladder, pericardium, kidney, bladder, small intestine, heart, spleen, stomach, intestines, lungs and the intangible.

To properly diagnose the condition of a patient the acupuncturist often focuses focus on the tongue and face to determine any coating or tension or presence of teeth marks and the size and color of the face.  He may also listen to any particular sounds in the body such as wheezing or if you are emitting a type of body odor. He needs to know if you suffer from any perspiration, fever or chills. If you have a bad or good appetite, if your bladder functions are working properly, if you sleep well and any other kind of observation that may show up as symptoms of a sickness.  This is much like a physical examination and the point to all this is for the acupuncturist to come up with a diagnosis dealing with the imbalances in the body.

An acupuncture procedure involves the use of filiform needles that may be inserted in the webs between the palms and thumbs so as to treat the hands and head.  The commonly felt sensation by acupuncture patients include twitching between the hand and thumb and some tingling type of sensation.  There are patients that may feel severe pain while some may feel bad headaches or nausea and also the removal of their headache.  The needles can be inserted on the head of the patient on areas that control the blood vessels of the scalp.  The needles can dilate these blood vessels helping to relieve any existing headache.

Acupuncture in Bellmore is a natural form of treatment and is much safer than taking drugs.  Analgesics and steroids can cause side effects like stomach acidity.  A homeopathic treatment is all natural and you are not exposed to harmful substances and toxins that can cause adverse reactions to the body.

In spite of it being more than 3000 years old, there are still a lot of people who know little or nothing about acupuncture.  Even in the Untied States where acupuncture was introduced in the 1970’s not very many people would claim knowledge regarding acupuncture.  Acupuncture is a healing tradition practiced in China and the Far East for a number of millennia.  It is about the insertion of needles in various parts of the body to elicit healing.  In spite of it being a relatively novel medical approach for many people, acupuncture is still one of the most popular forms of alternative treatment in the world.

Acupuncture is a part of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).  TCM has been providing numerous health benefits for the Chinese and other Asian people for thousands of years.  With the rising discontent for Western medicinal approaches, essentially because of its tendency to treat only symptoms and because Western medications almost always cause serious side effects, TCM and acupuncture has been rising in popularity in the West because of its natural (acupuncture and TCM does not cause side effects) and safe approach.

Applying needles into certain portions of the skin causes electromagnetic and biochemical reactions in the body that helps relieve pain and treats various kinds of ailments and disease.  According to TCM, the points in the body where the needles are inserted are called meridians. If one has joint or body pain, considering acupuncture could be the best choice one can make.  The body has twelve meridians, which are associated with the major body organs.  Liver, lungs and kidneys are some of the organs that connect to the meridians.

Acupuncture is probably the best treatment for those suffering from chronic headaches, back pain or arthritis.  It is also a popular way to lose weight and many acupuncturists are now offering weight loss programs.  Even being subjected to cynicism and ridiculed as pseudo medicine, acupuncture still provides satisfactory relief and treatment for people’s health issues.

If one is planning to avail of acupuncture treatment, it is vital to go to a highly recommended and reputable acupuncturist.  If one has zero percent knowledge of acupuncture, researching in the World Wide Web can very much help into familiarizing oneself with what acupuncture is about and can do.  Normally, a person who has done enough research will always come to the conclusion that acupuncture is a better health solution than medications.  One can also get recommendations from a physician, family or friends who may have been availing of acupuncture treatment themselves.   Acupuncture is a very safe and effective treatment.  It is a natural treatment without any worries of suffering from side effects later on.  Acupuncture is not only a treatment for pain or ailments; it can also be used to treat all types of chemical and behavioral addiction.

06. August 2012 · Comments Off on Acupuncture Bellmore and TCM · Categories: Acupuncture

Even hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, the Chinese as a way to relieve stress and to experience a natural approach that enables the body to heal itself were already practicing acupuncture.  Acupuncture is a very important part of what is known as traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which integrated all-natural modalities for the treatment of disease and the maintenance of health of the individual.  Some modalities such as moxibustion and herbal-based medicine can be applied with acupuncture to maximize the treatment process, to relieve mental and physical stress and to strengthen body defenses.

Historical records show that the ancient Chinese people were living amazing long lives; lives not lived bedridden but filled with vitality and vigor.  This is millennia ago, way before the beginning of modern Western medicine.  When one sees what is incorporated into TCM, organic products, herbs and acupuncture for the treatment of disease, one perceives the virtues of a natural way of living as opposed to a life filled with emotional and physical stress.

Acupuncture spawned from the union of Taoism and naturalist philosophy and so it has some spiritual aspects in its treatment approach.  This spiritual dimension is a way to explain an invisible force in the body that causes the body to live, grow and weaken. This type of belief does not seem compatible to Western medical science that relies in empirical proof of things.  From this merger of Taoism and naturalism acupuncture was developed to restore imbalances of the force called chi.  The flow of chi in the body is what makes the body healthy and grow and if this flow gets impeded in some way the body weakens and illnesses arise.  The key to long life, according to TCM, was to prevent any impediments from arising that would obstruct chi flow and by placing needles into specific sites in the body could remove any obstacles to the flow.

Chinese herbs mixtures are widely assorted and many of them can be exact remedies for specific conditions.  Many of these herbs are so potent that a tiny amount is enough to entail a substantial therapeutic benefit.  Because of the ridiculous amounts of side effects to be gotten from pharmaceutical medications, more and more people are now trying out acupuncture and herbal medicines in Bellmore to wean themselves off these medications.

Regular acupuncture treatments, herbal medicine, or a combination of both can result in better energy and memory.

New does not always mean better.  Modern medications being offered by the pharmaceutical companies because of their side effects can never compare with acupuncture or herbal medicine because of the latter two’s safe therapy.  If one wants to avail of a long and healthy life, then TCM, particularly, acupuncture and herbal medicine are ways to that end.