A treatment which is based on the treatment of all bodily systems and follows the holistic approach is known as oriental medicine. One of the benefits of acupuncture is to improve the physical health conditions as well as affective disorders. Aside from that, this can instill a feeling of increased mental clarity.

Acupuncture New Jersey practitioners believe that all illnesses are a result of the natural flow of energy through the body becoming stuck, depleted or weakened and thus making the individual susceptible to illness thus Acupuncture works directly with the body’s energy or qi. Acupuncture can benefit the body by rebalancing the gi through treatment of specific acupoints related to symptoms or illness present. Like most treatments, acupuncture is effective in removing these energy obstructions.

Clinical trials have proven that acupuncture is effective in treating various medical conditions and its use has been expanded into conventional medicine practices. While best known for the control of pain, acupuncture benefits a broad assortment of disorders. Respiratory disorders such as sinusitis, common cold, bronchitis and asthma can be successfully treated with acupuncture.

Conjunctivitis, (pink eye), nearsightedness and cataracts are just few of the eye disorders that can benefit from acupuncture. Toothache can be reduced through acupuncture. Neurological and musculoskeletal disorders including paralysis following stroke, frozen shoulder or Tennis elbow, sciatica and osteoarthritis can also be treated with acupuncture.

Acupuncture can be effective enough to reduce or eliminate the need to take drugs to control pain or symptoms, with certain health conditions. Added benefits of acupuncture are faster recovery from injuries, decreased symptoms of stress and improved circulation. Acupuncture can also be beneficial by strengthening of the immune system function, which through treatment is better able to withstand colds, minor infections, and flu.

Post-surgical nausea and vomiting can also be reduced through acupuncture. Many post-surgical patients find that acupuncture treatment is effective in increasing energy, and brings a sense of vitality. It also benefits the individual through a sense of restoring a sense of “normal self” after surgery or illness.

Multiple emotional or psychological disorders can be treated by acupuncture, which benefits addictions, phobias, obsessive behavior, eating disorders, and anxiety. Acupuncture can also be beneficial when used alongside conventional medicine treatments for both acute and chronic disease.

Often used as a form of preventative medicine, acupuncture is beneficial in preventing illness from occurring. Many people receive acupuncture without suffering from any particular malady or ailment. Treatment strengthens general constitution, and can correct a feeling of being unwell although there is no physical disorder, imbalance or illness in the traditional Western medicine sense.

Acupuncture clifton originated in China to balance the flow of the life force energy. The belief is by inserting extremely thin needles into specific parts of the body along the meridians (pathways which the energy flows through) you will rebalance your life energy flow. Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This boosts the body’s natural pain killers and increases blood flow.

Occasionally a very low electrical current is also applied to promote further stimulation. These practices have been done for 5,000 years in Chinese medicine and are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. There are six commonly used sizes of needles today. In conjunction with inserting the needle into the skin there are several techniques used to relieve ailments. The angle of the needle at each point can create a different effect. Generally the needles are inserted between 15 and 90 degree angles to the skin. The acupuncturist may also influence the needle to encourage stimulation. This would include thrusting the needle, rotating, plucking or scraping. The patient will often have a sensation during the acupuncture procedure, which is necessary. There should not however be any pain associated with acupuncture.

Practitioners are still baffled as to how acupuncture actually works but it’s benefits are undeniable. It has been shown to raise triglycerides, white blood counts and anti-body levels. Acupuncture also stimulates endorphins, and affects serotonin and noradrenalin. It promotes circulation by dilating blood vessels. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of acupuncture is the “Gate Theory.” This theory is based on evidence that there is a portion of your nervous system (the gate) which controls the sensation of pain. If there is too much pain stimulation the gate receptors become flooded. The gate can only acknowledge a certain threshold of pain. If the gate becomes hectic it will block certain pain transmissions being received. Acupuncture successfully floods the gate so pain is diminishes.

Whether you are using acupuncture to alleviate pain or a symptom of the several other ailments it is used for be sure to pick a practitioner who is knowledgeable and uses proper sterilization practices. There is a risk for bleeding and infection if the proper precautions are not taken.