19. March 2012 · Comments Off on Alternative Treatments for Joint Pain in Fort Lauderdale · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , ,

There are many possibilities for joint pain.  It can result from injuries that affect bursae, tendons and ligaments surrounding the joints.  The injuries can also hurt the bones, ligaments and cartilage near the joint.  Another factor that can cause arthritis is tumor.

Physicians often prescribe drugs to relive joint pain.  Some of the more commonly prescribed ones are ibuprofen, naproxen, antipyretic, analgesic, aspirin, acetylsalicylic acid, NSAID and acetaminophen among others.  Listed below are the typical conditions where these drugs are useful:

  1. tendinitis
  2. sprain
  3. fracture
  4. cartilage tear
  5.  aseptic necrosis
  6. bursitis
  7. arthritis

Besides prescription medications, other standard therapies dispensed by doctors can be orthopedic bracing, dietary supplements, physical therapy and lifestyle alterations.  Another option, joint replacement surgery can be very costly, does not 100% guarantee that the joint pain will be permanently healed and the recuperation period is quite long and difficult.

Most people who have unsuccessfully sought treatment and relief from pharmaceutical drugs and other conventional therapies have turned to natural alternative therapies for treatment of their joint pain.  Many of them have found a better and highly successful answer to their pain.  What’s more, these alternative treatments are safer and cheaper than their conventional counterparts.

Natural alternative treatments can come in the form of meditation acupuncture massage and herbal medications that are effective in relieving joint pain. Diet therapy is also a good way to help manage joint pain.

Acupuncture is one of the best alternative joint pain treatments around.  It is quite effective in healing not only joint pain but almost all kinds of body pain and even emotional pain as well.   Acupuncture’s value as a beneficial treatment from health conditions is somewhat proven through its very popular status around the world even after more than 3,000 years of its existence.  Acupuncture today thanks to modern technological advancements has branched out into many specialized forms of treatment particularly in Western society.  Acupuncture can treat joint pain and does this by the use of needles that causes the production and release of natural pain killers called endorphins in the body.  Acupuncture also increases blood flow to the body and this helps provide pain relief to the affected areas of the body.  Acupuncture also helps strengthen the immune system enabling the body to become more resilient to diseases and injuries that can cause joint pain.

Chinese and Indian herbal drugs also provide relief from arthritis pain.  Herbs commonly used for this condition are peperomia Indian ginseng and ginger.

These are just some of the alternative natural treatments available.  The therapies’ effectiveness has different results on different people and one treatment that is successful on some people may not be as effective on others.  Try to do some online research about the different kinds of alternative treatments to know which treatment is best for you.

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1244 S Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 713-6118

30. January 2012 · Comments Off on Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale Treatment for Digestive Disorders · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , ,

Modern life has given rise to the phenomena of fast foods and junk foods.  Unfortunately these kinds of food are often composed of unnatural synthetic products that do not interact well with our physical body.  In order to mass produce and preserve these kinds of foods, chemicals are used that accumulate in the body when ingested which then become toxins that make us sick and weak. Fast foods and junk foods are what often cause digestive problems such as constipation and flatulence.  They also create muscle cramps, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue and weight gain.  Because of poor nutrition, the organs in the digestive system function poorly.  To treat digestive problems, various kinds of medications and therapies are offered.  These modalities all aim to restore balance of health in the entire body system.  One very effective treatment for balancing the body is acupuncture.  Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale is a very old type of medicinal treatment that came from China and is now being practiced all over the world.  It is basically about using needles inserted in certain parts of the body to elicit a desired therapeutic effect.

Acupuncturists state that the human body contains energy vessels throughout the body in which energy travels smoothly and unimpeded.  These energy vessels are called meridians.  Acupuncture needles are inserted at points along the meridians to achieve homeostasis to the different body systems including the digestive system.  Gastrointestinal disorders can be treated by acupuncture.  Acupuncturists believe that the spleen is the organ most affected by energy imbalance causing many types of gastrointestinal problems.  However, energy imbalances can also occur in the large intestine and stomach meridians and they can lead to certain types of digestive disorders as well. Sometimes acupuncture treatment is combined with herbal medication to address certain health problems associated with digestive energy imbalances.

Acupuncture is often used by acupuncturists to treat digestive conditions such as ulcers, gastritis, heart burn, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal infections and bacterial infections among others.  The needles help the muscles to relax relieving muscle aches and strain.  As the muscles relax, blood flow is improved nourishing the digestive organs and tissues with blood, nutrients and hormones enabling them to function much more efficiently and removing any pain and discomfort in those organs.

Acupuncture should be performed by a well-trained licensed acupuncturist in order to avoid unnecessary complications, minor side effects such as bleeding or bruising and painful procedures.  If you can find a licensed acupuncturist who specializes in the treatment of digestive disorders or who has extensive experience in treating these sorts of disorders, then he/she is the most capable of treating your digestive problems.  In terms of safety, a licensed acupuncturist uses disposable sterilized needles.  The acupuncturist should also use antiseptic agents to clean the acupuncture points after the treatment.

11. December 2011 · Comments Off on Facial Rejuvenation with Cosmetic Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , ,

Compared to the quite invasive procedures of plastic surgery, facial enhancement with cosmetic acupuncture Fort Lauderdale is relatively quite painless with no handicap of a long recuperation period involved.  Long before Columbus even set foot in the New World, the elite in Chinese society has been using acupuncture as a way to look and feel younger.  Cosmetic acupuncture has been making people for generations feel happy with healthier and more vibrant skin.

Unlike modern cosmetic surgery, acupuncture not only focuses on the face or even the skin, the treatment also helps increase blood circulation and regulates hormonal balance, which benefits the whole body.

One particular type of cosmetic acupuncture, the Mei Zen specializes in cosmetic acupuncture.  Acupuncturists for Mei Zen are highly trained in this type of acupuncture.  Their source of knowledge in this art is based in ancient Chinese writings that reveal the acupuncture sites and types of needles to enhance blood circulation by relaxing the blood vessels to better nourish the cells and assist in their regeneration, to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to fight wrinkles and to improve the overall health of the body which will manifest itself through a person’s outward appearance.

Usually it takes two days of one hour sessions a week for five weeks for an entire facial rejuvenation treatment.  The treatment involves hair thin needles inserted at specified points just beneath skin’s surface.  One should expect disappearance or at least a significant reduction in deep lines and fine lines in the face with a more vibrant, smoother and fairer complexion with cosmetic acupuncture.  Skin disorders such as acne and rosacea are treated. Since acupuncture does not only mean fair and healthy skin, it also helps treat other physical and emotional conditions such as anxiety and depression, insomnia, night sweats and hot flashes. Acupuncture if applied in the abdomen can even improve sexual appetite and performance. Most patients who have experienced cosmetic acupuncture end up revitalized and happy.  It is common to hear of reports of feelings of lightness, bliss and warmth after acupuncture treatment.

A very important advantage in going for cosmetic acupuncture is its cost and compared to cosmetic surgery, Botox or most conventional cosmetic procedures, cosmetic acupuncture is much more economical.  You only spend a fraction of the cost of a Botox treatment with an entire treatment program of cosmetic acupuncture.

Unfortunately, people who have suffered a stroke, or have high blood pressure, seizure problems and other chronic disorders are not advised to undergo cosmetic acupuncture.  They may find treatment, for their existing problems though with other forms of acupuncture.

Some people may find immediate improvement of their appearance while it may take several sessions before others see an improvement in their looks with cosmetic acupuncture.  People react differently to treatments and it is no different with cosmetic acupuncture.

22. October 2011 · Comments Off on The Ancient Process of Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , ,

Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale is a very old Chinese medical practice of improving health. It is the earliest known medical procedure with origins dating back 5,000 years ago.  The acupuncture practiced today may have evolved considerably from the procedures of yore but the foundations and matching principles are essentially the same.  If one is seriously considering experiencing this kind of treatment, take note that its procedures are entirely different from Western medical procedures.

Acupuncture treatment works in stark contrast to Western medications and in lieu of therapies or taking pills to address a condition, acupuncture uses filform needles that are inserted at various points in the body.

The points selected are called acupuncture points or acupoints for short and were mapped during the ancient times in China as areas where energy vessels are located just barely under the skin.  Acupuncture has for thousands of years effectively treated conditions as migraines, headaches, asthma, allergies and gastrointestinal problems to name just a few.  Furthermore, it is a very good treatment for extreme emotional conditions such as anxiety, depression and various forms of emotional disorders.

Scientists who study acupuncture realize that acupuncture can be used for other conditions, physical or emotional that have been thought before to be beyond the limit of acupuncture to treat.  Acupuncture can be used as a treatment form or as a means to maintain or improve general well being.  Under the hands of an experienced and qualified acupuncturist, acupuncture is a painless and safe procedure, much safer than drugs or surgery.

Today’s acupuncturists work in a clean and sterile surrounding with an ambience that is meant to relax.  It is vital to ask one’s acupuncturist of his/her training and experience.  One can also request information from them on how and what exactly they will be doing during the treatment procedure itself.  This will allow one to better know why an acupuncturist does one procedure like inserting a needle at a specific site in the body and will enable one to appreciate this unique ancient procedure.

A little research will show one how versatile and potent acupuncture really is.  The World Health Organization actually lists more than 30 conditions that acupuncture can effectively treat; a feat no other treatment modality can claim.  Acupuncture is also effective as a complementary treatment for other modalities, even for medications.  In fact, acupuncture can substantially better the potency of medications and detoxify the body of toxins these medications carry to prevent or lessen side effects.  In lieu of medications, acupuncturists will often use Chinese herbal medicine as a natural complementary modality for acupuncture.  Herbal medicines should be dispensed by a licensed herbologist since a wrong combination of herbs can neutralize or even counteract the beneficial effect of acupuncture.

26. March 2011 · Comments Off on Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale in Treating Anxiety and Depression · Categories: Acupuncture · Tags: , , ,

Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale has been practiced in China for thousands of years.  It was not until the 20th century that the West found out about this wonderful oriental treatment.  Now, acupuncture has been accepted by mainstream medicine as an effective alternative treatment and is sometimes used as an adjunct to western medical modalities.  Acupuncture by itself is a very safe and effective treatment for a number of sicknesses and ailments such as back pain, skin disorders weight loss and substance abuse among others.

Acupuncture is a special treatment that concentrates on points called acupuncture points in the body to stimulate the energy of the central nervous system. By inserting needles on those points, the brain is stimulated to release special chemicals called endorphins, which aid in curing the body of many problems.

Needles used in acupuncture are sterilized standard reed-thin needles specified by the Medical Practitioners Association.

Many people feel depressed and anxious these days due to the worsening economic crisis in the US.  Patients consulting with physicians regarding their anxiety and depression usually end up being prescribed with anti-depressive drugs.  Some patients undergo psychotherapy sessions, which is costly.  Psychotherapy and anti-depressant and anti-anxiety drugs are the two most popular treatments in the US for depression and anxiety.  Another approach is through acupuncture.  There have been empirical studies done showing repeatedly the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating depression and anxiety.

Ear acupuncture has been one of the more popular forms of acupuncture in treating anxiety and depression.  The ear has many acupuncture points with meridians or connections to the various major organs in the body and also to the brain and central nervous system.  For extreme emotions, the liver chi is usually the one affected with blockage and chi stagnation.  Chi, according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is the life force flowing inside our body.  This free flow of chi is what makes the body healthy and grow; once blockages arise, the chi stagnates which engenders many kinds of ailments and sicknesses.  Acupuncture removes the blockage and helps the body replenish its strength by increasing the body’s metabolism rate to create more energy.

One does not need another form of treatment when acupuncture is used for anxiety or depression although herbal medicine is usually given in conjunction with acupuncture to speed up treatment.  Anxiety and depression are both extreme emotions and these extreme emotions are the causes of chi blockage in the body.  Like depression, anxiety directly affects liver chi and, ear acupuncture is also used as the mode of treatment for anxiety.

Rather than undergo depression or anxiety treatment with pharmaceutical drugs, acupuncture is the safest way to treat these extreme emotions in that it does not entail any adverse side effects, which pharmaceutical drugs inherently carries.

There has been a growing public interest in Chinese medicine as more people experience relief from their illnesses using acupuncture and Chinese herbs.   This article describes in detail of exactly how and why the Chinese medicine works, including:

  • A brief history of Chinese medicine
  • Diseases which can be treated using Chinese medicine
  • An explanation of Qi, or energy flow, throughout the body
  • How the Qi flow is central to our well-being
  • What Chinese medicine can do to improve your Qi

Chinese medicine is acknowledged in the scientific community as being effective in healing various symptoms.  For example, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published a list of ailments for which Chinese medicine is considered appropriate treatment. They include:

  • Infections- colds and flu, bronchitis, hepatitis
  • Internal- hypoglycemia, asthma, high blood pressure, ulcers, colitis, indigestion, hemorrhoids, diarrhea, constipation, diabetes
  • Eyes, ears, nose and throat-deafness, ringing in the ears, earaches, poor eye sight, dizziness, sinus infection, sore throat, hay fever
  • Dermatological- eczema, acne
  • Muscular, skeletal and neurologic- arthritis, neuralgia, sciatica, back pain, bursitis, tendonitis, stiff neck, Bell’s palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, headache, stroke, cerebral palsy, polio, sprains
  • Mental, emotional- anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia
  • Genito urinary and reproductive- impotence, infertility, pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), pelvic inflammatory disease, vaginitis, irregular period or cramps, morning sickness

Chinese medicine is one of the oldest medical disciplines in the world. Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine (the Huang Di Nei Ching Su Wen), written approximately around 300 B.C., is considered the world’s oldest medical text book. It contains detailed information about acupuncture and Chinese herbs. The mere fact that such information is still actively used in modern times is a strong indication of the powerful healing potential of the Chinese approach to medicine.

However, Chinese medicine is unlike Western medicine in that it uses a different concept of the human body. Chinese medicine recognizes energy flow, or Qi flow, and the paths of the Qi flow are called meridians.

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14. November 2010 · Comments Off on Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , , ,

TCM or Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a well defined healthcare profession with its practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine guided by a coherent and an evolving body of knowledge underpinned by its unique philosophy, holism and ongoing scientific endeavor. The development of TCM in countries other than China has been started over one and a half century. For example in Australia, the most rapidly period of development was over the last three decades, and the culmination of the introduction of the national statutory regulation of Chinese Medicine in the Australia from July 2012. Under the principle of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM), all therapies, Traditional or Orthodox, will need to be evaluated by employing the same method to determine if there are any therapeutic benefits to patients.

Basic knowledge of Chinese medicine includes the philosophy, medical theories, the diagnostic system, therapeutic studies including acupuncture or medicinal substances, and clinical studies. Chinese medical theory includes traditional physiological concepts, the maintenance of health, the processes in the development of disease, and approaches to therapy. Body and mind are viewed as part of a broader ecological system which includes both environmental and socio-emotional factors. The diagnostic system in Chinese medicine involves the identification of the disease state and the underlying symptom pattern. This is often referred to as a dual diagnostic system. Precise diagnosis of both the disease and the symptom pattern type is essential for setting treatment priorities and determining the treatment. Therapeutic studies may include acupuncture, herbal medicine and traditional herbal formulae, massage and manipulative therapies, exercise, dietary intervention, moxa and cupping therapies etc. Clinical studies in specialist areas include internal medicine, external medicine (including dermatology), obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, traumatology and orthopedics, eye, ear, nose and throat disorders, and others.

There has been ongoing debate within the profession about the appropriateness of using Chinese Medicine in several gynecological conditions. In general, the trend is towards the integrative use of both Western and Chinese Medicine. A significant number of diseases the treatment options have been influenced by Western medical investigations and diagnosis as well as the results of experimental and clinical studies employing modern research methods. In this article, we shall take several common gynecological conditions for discussion on the current evidence of using Chinese medicine in those areas.

Thrive Wellness Center is an acupuncture clinic in Fort Lauderdale, FL with licensed acupuncturists, physicians and therapists.

Thrive Wellness Center
1244 S Federal Hwy
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 713-6118

13. October 2010 · Comments Off on What is Cosmetic Ft Lauderdale Acupuncture · Categories: Uncategorized · Tags: , , ,

Cosmetic acupuncture is a form of treatment that uses tiny needles on the face and body to enhance and renew your looks. Basing on the same principles of Oriental Medicine that allow acupuncture to treat a variety of pain and internal conditions, cosmetic acupuncture can provide a pain-free and natural way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and support a healthy complexion.

As the years have gone by, you may have noticed that the youthful image you once saw in the mirror is becoming more of a memory. With the increasing years, the damage from sun exposure, stress, and other toxins have taken their toll leaving wrinkles and many skin disorders. While modern medicine offers a multitude of ways to improve your appearance, many of these include unwanted side effects or other dangers. Fortunately, there are some natural options to help enhance your face.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has always possessed a focus on health and longevity, which has included the physical appearance. In ancient China, the Empress and Emperor’s concubines make use of acupuncture and herbal medicine to maintain their vitality and youthful beauty. In addition, facial diagnosis has been an integral part of Chinese Medicine from its earliest beginnings, approximately 5,000 years ago. Each of the major organs in the body manifests their state within your complexion; by identifying and correcting imbalances, your health and appearance can both improve.


Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Increase in collagen production, improving the elasticity of your skin.
  • Remove fine wrinkles in the skin.
  • Lighten deeper lines in the face.
  • Strengthen the facial muscles, helping flatten wrinkles and lift droopy eyelids.
  • Increased blood circulation in the face, improving complexion.
  • Clear or reduce age spots, rosacea, and acne.
  • Pain free and natural therapy that improves your appearance.
  • A treatment that benefits your overall health.
  • You will not only look younger, but also feel younger.