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Acupuncture Miami and Infertility Treatments

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Acupuncture originated in China and for thousands of years has been a popular form of treatment for various kinds of illnesses for the Chinese.  It works by inserting fine needles into the skin and manipulated to treat medical conditions and to relieve pain.  Acupuncture Miami is effective in controlling and regulating blood pressure because it balances the function of the central nervous system.  Acupuncture also stimulates the nervous system to release endorphins to relieve pain and to give the body a feeling of vitality and freshness.  Acupuncture also activates neurohormones and neurotransmitters to help the body self-heal.

Acupuncture is a perfect complement to infertility treatment modalities such as In Vitro Fertilization or IVF.  Whereas acupuncture causes the body to relax, the uterus has to be in a relaxed state to nourish and accept the egg.

Acupuncture in combination with infertility treatments treats hormonal imbalances. Acupuncture improves blood circulation and with blood flow comes adequate nourishment of the major organs.  The organs function well allowing the body functions to normalize.  As a result, hormone levels stabilize improving follicular and ovarian function.  The improved circulation causes the endometrium layer to thicken giving IVF a better chance of success.  Because of this, acupuncture has now been a standard modality for IVF treatments.  Some cases of spasmed tubes are treated with acupuncture.  Acupuncture coupled with herbal medicine addresses cases of elevated FSH or follicle stimulating hormone, polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS, some cases of hyperprolactinemia, luteal phase disorder, unexplained infertility and repeated miscarriages as well as male infertility like poor sperm quality.

For best results in achieving pregnancy, acupuncture therapy is usually given for three to four months before infertility programs, such as donor-egg transfer, IVF or insemination is carried out.  These programs are very stressful and invasive and the mental state of the woman directly affects the outcome of the program.  They can cause stress, anxiety and depression; acupuncture can help her deal with these emotional pressures and help the woman persevere with these programs successfully.

As long as a qualified acupuncturist experienced in infertility issues and knowledgeable in and fertility programs performs acupuncture the risks are minimal with acupuncture combined with infertility treatments.  Electro acupuncture is a very efficient mode of acupuncture; it can quicken the treatment of both fertility programs and acupuncture treatment.  What’s more, electro acupuncture is a safer and more natural alternative to fertility medications many of which are laden with toxins that can cause serious side effects not only for the woman but also for her child when it is conceived.

Added with herbal medicine and other traditional and natural means, many experts believe that acupuncture is the most effective and safest form of fertility therapies; however, it must be noted that acupuncture by itself is not enough for conception; medical approaches to achieving conception are needed as well.

Acupuncture Miami is Good for Losing Weight

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Acupuncture Miami needles inserted into specific acupuncture points or acupoints have a beneficial electromagnetic effect on the body that causes the muscles to loosen up helping relieve pain and discomfort.  Aside from helping relieve muscle pain and tension, acupuncture is also a very effective tool in treating obesity.  More often than not, obesity is due to the busy and stressed out lifestyle of modern living.  People often do not get adequate sleep or they may sleep irregular hours, have no time choosing the right food to eat and instead settle on fast foods or foods on the go and they have no time to workout, exercise or indulge in sports.

Ancient Chinese doctors practicing different forms of traditional Chinese medicine have left manuals on how to practice healthy living regardless of race, color or creed.  Just by following these codes, good health will always be enjoyed.  A healthy lifestyle will always result in well-being that will last a lifetime.

Acupuncture makes one lose weight though the stimulation of the body systems that are responsible for the body’s metabolism, excretory and digestive processes.  Activating the digestive system, particularly the liver, kidneys, intestines and stomach among others, speeds up the digestion process and allows the efficient absorption of nutrients by the stomach and intestines.  Acupuncture also controls neural signals that manipulate hunger sensation causing fewer cravings.  It also activates the brain to improve the body’s metabolic rate allowing for better burning of calories.  It improves the blood circulation on the body’s excretory system normalizing and regulating bowel functions efficiently removing waste material from the body. Improved circulation also gives vitality to the body, giving the body extra energy that compels it to indulge in physical activities.

For one to lose weight effectively means to be conscious of the factors that caused one to accumulate unwanted mass.  If one’s lifestyle causes him/her to overeat, then the lifestyle needs to be addressed.   Acupuncture allows a person to combat cravings but it will not force or impose upon the individual the need to eat healthy foods.  That choice is for the person to make.  Be that as it may, acupuncture effectively relieves stress helping the body combat fatigue.  What the person needs to do is to regulate his/her sleeping hours, make modifications in the choices of food diet and undergo acupuncture treatment to help the body combat the cravings as well as cleanse and detoxify the body.  This will lead to not only a leaner body but a body functioning optimally free from any pain, stress, illness or discomfort.  Acupuncture also helps one to sleep better and soundly.

Living a less stressful and healthy lifestyle, eating good and nutritious food in moderation and acupuncture can guarantee weight loss and maintaining it permanently or at least in the long-term.

Chiropractic Elyria Therapy and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is widely believed caused by continuous stress and motion of the wrist and hand. A misaligned spine can aggravate this problem, as well.  Chiropractors have patients undergo physical and diagnostic exams to assess the patient thoroughly and give an accurate diagnosis of the problem. Chiropractic treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is not limited to spinal manipulation but with extremity and joint manipulation, as well.  Same as spinal manipulation, pressure is applied to the affected areas giving relief for the patient.  Ice therapy can also be applied to these areas at specific time intervals to help minimize inflammation and pain.

Chiropractic therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome involves manipulation and/or massage of the wrist, upper spine and elbow.  The upper spine and elbow is where the pain radiates and manipulating these areas can give considerable pain relief for the patient.  Main treatment is done with the hands; however, some methods may also be used as part of the treatment.  Ultrasound therapy relies on sound waves to help relax the muscles, which aid in minimizing inflammation and pain.  Wrist supports are extremely useful to prevent misalignment of joints and muscle strain.  They also help prevent the reoccurrence of carpal tunnel pain and discomfort.

Chiropractic therapy provides a very safe and noninvasive approach for carpal tunnel syndrome pain.   It is also as effective as surgery and much less expensive.  Depending on the age of the patient, the chiropractor Elyria can gauge the relative result of chiropractic therapy of the patient.  If the problem had occurred a long time ago, chances are the problem has degenerated further and the treatment probably might take a little longer to finish.  If you suspect yourself suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, it is better to consult a chiropractor as early as possible to avoid further complications of your problem.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is so named from the carpal or wrist bone (karpos is latin for wrist).  The wrist bones are shaped like tunnels connecting the forearm with the hand. The medial nerve passes through the carpal tunnel.  Constant and repeated stress or injury to those bones and joints causes the nerve to irritate and pinch producing pain, which causes the syndrome. Both hands are prone to suffer carpal tunnel syndrome but often the dominant hand that will have this problem.  Pain from the hand going to the arm together with finger numbness and a tingling sensation felt by the hand are symptoms of this syndrome. The hands often become weak and have poor range of motion.

Chiropractors are frequently consulted on for carpal tunnel syndrome pain.  Patients knowing the cost of surgery and the overall inconvenience associated with it will often opt treatment by a chiropractor rather than endure invasive surgical procedures.

Written by Valerie

July 16th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Facial Biopuncture and Acupuncture New York

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Few people are aware that acupuncture New York can actually make people look younger.  Good news is that many Americans are discovering acupuncture’s effectiveness in removing facial wrinkles in a relatively painless and medication-free manner.  Facial acupuncture really takes away sagging eyes, wrinkles and facial lines and this is just to mention a few benefits of this type of acupuncture.

Acupuncture is widely known in the United States as a very powerful and effective analgesic used for many types of pain.  In China, where it originated, acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as a rejuvenation therapy. Acupuncture helps make the skin supple and healthy.  Some researches have observed that regular acupuncture treatments of the skin improve blood flow and chi to the skin cells.  This helps in slowing down skin cell entropy and may sometimes even reverse the aging process.

Acupuncture may compete with artificial procedures such as cosmetic surgery, botox and dermabrasion to name a few.  Botox can lead to a syndrome called “frozen face” of which a number of celebrities often suffer from.  Cosmetic surgery has a substantial health and aesthetic risk and dermabrasion is a painful invasive way to look good.  The only known way to look splendid without needing to undergo the ordeal of these artificial procedures and to be on the natural and safe side is with facial acupuncture.

Facial acupuncture in the United States has two approaches:

1.    Facial Biopuncture – This is the most popular form of facial acupuncture.  The hydration of the face is done and the acupuncture needles stimulate collagen production to optimize the nourishment and the oxygenation of the facial skin.  This procedure removes the external features of facial lines.  Moreover, biopuncture enhances self-healing through homeopathic injection therapy at acupoints.
2.     Facial acupuncture – Hair thin needles that are inserted on the face to remove or lessen wrinkles.  This procedure smoothes out the wrinkles and makes the face look more radiant and naturally younger looking in contrast to botox, which makes the face of the patient look rigid.

These two treatments do not use any harmful chemicals that dermabrasion and Botox use so the effect to the skin of these types of facial acupuncture is a more natural and healthier looking skin.

Facial acupuncture and biopuncture treatment usually lasts an hour and besides the needles, a facial massage is also given the patient.  Additional benefits that can be realized are some skin damages can also be healed with these types of acupuncture.  The duration of the treatment will depend on the health of the patient’s skin.

The best thing about these types of acupuncture is that the skin is not only the part of the body that benefits but the whole body as well.  Any type of acupuncture helps restore the balance of energy in the body.

Written by Valerie

July 9th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Acupuncture Orlando for Extreme Fatigue

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Extreme fatigue is more than dragging oneself into doing and going through unpleasant, unwanted and dissatisfying activities or being sleepy all the time.  It can present itself as sleeplessness and/or pain felt allover the body.  Fatigue can also be a sign of an underlying disease such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines and allergies (asthma) to name a few.  However, extreme fatigue can be ably treated with acupuncture Orlando.

The Chinese who invented acupuncture believe that a vital energy called chi, like blood, flows within the body through invisible energy network pathways called meridians.  A fatigued person has one or more meridians blocked and acupuncture is the most efficient treatment to reestablish unhindered chi flow in the body to help bring back the body to its most healthy and balanced state.

Stainless steel single-use, disposable and sterilized hair thin needles are inserted into sites called acupoints, which themselves are connected to the obstructed meridians.  The neurons under the skin are activated by the needles that signal the brain to produce and secrete specific hormones as well as endorphins that work in allaying the aches and pains associated with fatigue.  Some medical researchers argue that acupuncture increases the flow of blood to the thalamus, which is the gland responsible for sending out pain messages to the body.

As an alternative to the needles, some handheld gadgets that produce electromagnetic wave impulses to mimic the same stimulating effects of acupuncture are available in the market although instead of the entire body being manipulated, only the hand and palm is.  This is just fine since the hand and palm also possess many vital acupoints that connect to virtually all the parts of the body especially the major organs and other vital parts.  This gadget uses electronic acupuncture and is very handy in delivering electromagnetic energy into the precise acupoints for the treatment of fatigue.

Because fatigue may affect multiple organs, the treatment often would entail several needles for several organs.  A weakening of energy caused by chi stagnation on an organ such as the kidney may affect the energy balance of the lung, heart, liver, spleen etc.  Therefore, it is often the case for extreme fatigue that several organs are treated all at once.  Multiple acupoints are common for extreme fatigue and besides correcting energy imbalances, some needles are also utilized to help stimulate beneficial chemicals and hormones as well as remove energy blockages to help the body feel relaxed and calm.  This will result in the raising of the energy of the body, the removal of stress and pain, the mitigation of the other symptoms of fatigue and the normalization of body functions, which will allow the body to feel refreshed, rested and revitalized.

Written by Valerie

July 3rd, 2011 at 7:56 am

Acupuncture New York and the Kidneys

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Acupuncture New York was invented in China more than 2500 years ago as a way to treat different kinds of illnesses and disorders.  It is a treatment where ultra thin needles are inserted at vital points in the body to regulate and allow the smooth flow of chi.  Sterile, stainless steel, single use, newly packaged disposable needles are used to prevent infection and are inserted at energy entrances called acupuoints to control chi flow and improve blood circulation.  The purpose is to create balance among the energies that comprise chi flow and aid the body in treating diseases.  Acupuncture is an established treatment for pain therapy and/or pain management and for treatment of assorted kinds of chronic disorders.  Acupuncture also increases body metabolism allowing for the efficient burning of fat and calories and is superior in weight loss treatment than diet programs or diet pills when it comes to safety and efficacy.  It also is a good way to cure sleeplessness, extreme emotions such as depression, anger or anxiety and substance abuse.

The kidneys play a key role the body’s overall health.  To understand the importance of the kidneys in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), an introduction to the concepts of yin and yang might be required.  To simplify the concept of yin and yang, they are the two complementary but opposing forces in chi, just like the positive and negative force in electricity.  Chi itself and blood can be termed as yin (blood, passive) and yang (chi, active).  The kidneys are yin by orientation and are paired with yang bladder that governs or controls the lower back.  The kidneys according to TCM is where the energy of the body originated and is the repository and mover of Jing throughout the body.  Jing creates (bone) marrow and when robust, leads to healthy, plentiful hair, hard bones, strong teeth and a healthy functioning mentality.  When the kidneys are healthy, the person is strong, physically and mentally. Weak kidneys beget a weak Jing making the body vulnerable to sickness and mental and body dysfunctions.  Symptoms of weak kidneys are lower back pain, kidney stones, sleeplessness, skin disorders, tinnitus, foot problems, poor bladder functions, sluggishness, feeble thinking, poor eyesight, infertility and nausea to mention a few.

Although the principle of correcting kidney conditions is basically the same for different acupuncture treatments of kidney disorders, the techniques may vary per person because of each person’s unique constitution.  Acupuncture improves blood flow to the kidneys reducing pain caused by ailments such as kidney stones and purges toxins accumulated on the kidneys.  A well nourished kidney helps in the reduction of stress and extreme emotions such as depression and anxiety all of which benefits both the physical and mental aspect of the individual