17. September 2011 · Comments Off on Acupuncture Orlando a Very Safe Form of Treatment · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , , ,

Very few treatment modalities can claim to have no side effects at all.  Acupuncture Orlando is one of them.  Acupuncture is a 3000-year-old treatment procedure that is not only effective but is also a natural form of treatment and very safe to use.  Acupuncture’s benefits are not known universally which may be one reason why this beneficial treatment for many types of disorders seems obscure to many people and not given the respect it so truly deserves.

The first recorded account of acupuncture use was around 3000 years ago.  The ancient acupuncturists noted that the body runs on an energy that travels just like blood throughout the body.  They called this energy Qi or chi, which means vital force or life energy and it travels on invisible energy vessels called meridians.  These energy vessels are connected in one form or another to certain major organs in the body such as the kidneys, heart and lungs among others.  Meridians also connect to the skin through points in the body called acupuncture points or acupoints.  Each acupuncture point when applied with needles can affect the flow of chi on the organ it is associated with.  With the help of modern technology, it is now possible to gauge the electrical charges flowing in the body and the meridians where the electrical charges flow.

The ailments and diseases the body experiences are the result of the poor flow of chi in the body.  When chi stops flowing because of a blockage in the meridian, the energy in some parts of the body become deficient while some parts are getting too much energy, which is not good either.  What acupuncture does is remove the blockage and restore the energy balance in the body.  The smooth flow of chi ensures that the body energy and blood are properly distributed throughout the body. Acupuncture achieves this by using very thin needles inserted at acupoints located just below the surface of the skin.  The needles generate a response that stimulates the central nervous system to release beneficial chemicals to relieve pain and boost the immune system.  This results in the treatment of disorders and the resolution of symptoms.

Many people are scared of the idea of several needles being inserted at various points in the body.  When the needles are inserted, the only thing felt is a slight sensation at the most as the needle enters the skin.  Many people under the hands of a skilled acupuncturist do not feel anything at all when the needles are applied to the body.  If ever a slight sensation is felt, that sensation immediately gives way to a feeling of comfort and tranquility once the effect of the treatment sets in.  A typical session lasts from 30 to 40 minutes.