Acupuncture Miami is an ancient Chinese medicinal art form used in China and other parts of the Orient for 4,000 years as treatment for a wide range of sicknesses and disorders.  It was first introduced in the United States in the 1970s and it was shown to be very effective in removing post surgical pain.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) viewpoint of how acupuncture works to treat human diseases and sicknesses contrasts remarkably from the perspective of the West.  TCM believes the two opposing but complementary principles of yin and yang dynamic in the human body is what causes health or disease to occur in the body.  Yin represents passivity and water while yang is associated with activity and fire.  TCM also states that an energy called Qi or chi flows through invisible energy pathways spread all across the body called meridians.  Chi is what gives the body energy, life and growth.  The smooth unhindered flow of chi causes the body to be healthy.  If chi is obstructed or stagnates in the meridians, the result will be an imbalance of yin and yang and disease starts to manifest.  There are over 400 acupuncture points located in the skin all over the body.  These points connect to meridians, which in turn connect to the organs and tissues of the body.  Acupuncture points are were hair thin hole-less needles are inserted in the skin when the body has a disease or illness and depending on the symptoms manifested by the disease, specific acupuncture points corresponding to the organs affected by the disease are used.

In Western viewpoint, acupuncture works to heal the body by stimulating the release of opioids.  These opioids are responsible for the mitigation of most types of pain.  Western research has discovered that acupuncture activates nerves in the vertebrae and brain that release neurotransmitters, which removes or lessens the pain.  Numerous MRI evidences have verified that acupuncture influences the brain to increase a person’s pain threshold.

Another Western science observation states that acupuncture improves blood flow around the affected areas.  This enhanced blood flow nourishes the affected body area and washes away toxins.  Western scientists have also stated that acupuncture points are carriers of electromagnetic (energy) signals. Therefore, acupuncture activates these points, which in turn causes electromagnetic signals or energy to increase.  One of the effects of these signals is to transmit natural painkillers (endorphins and enkephalins among others), to the affected or injured body part causing the pain to subside or go away.

Acupuncture is a very powerful analgesic and relieves a huge array of painful symptoms.  It also effectively reduces nausea and vomiting caused by various factors such as chemotherapy or anesthesia. It powerfully treats asthma, carpel tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis and menstrual cramps among others.  It helps treat chemical and behavioral addiction and cravings of all sorts and is an excellent therapy for chronic pain for both young and old patients.