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Some Fallacies Regarding Acupuncture St Helens

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Many people are still in the dark of the many uses and benefits acupuncture has on people’s health.  Compared to acupuncture, a 5000-year-old healing art, Western medicine, over 200 years in existence, is merely a baby.  Here are some fallacies regarding acupuncture St Helens.

1.    Acupuncture will work only if one believes it does – Acupuncture has an unmistakable physiological, mental and emotional effect on the person regardless of what he/she thinks about acupuncture.  The endorphins that acupuncture stimulate and release help balance and normalize the functions of the central, autonomic, parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system creating homeostasis, meaning the body is in perfect health and equilibrium.  Acupuncture enables improvement in the blood circulation of the body helping nourish other parts of the body that were under nourished with blood and vital nutrients.

2.    The needles hurt – Needles used for acupuncture are as thin as the hairs in the human head.  They may elicit a sudden sensation upon insertion in the skin but not pain.  These needles are not needles used for injections or drawing of blood, they are non-hollow needles whose only use is for acupuncture treatment.  Once the needles are in the skin, the initial sensation is immediately replaced with a feeling of comfort and relaxation.

3.    Not all herbs are safe for human use – Herbs that are available in Chinese drug stores are all safe provided they are used for their specific purpose.  These herbs carry no side effects making them safer to use than western pharmaceuticals.  The herbalist makes sure you get the herbal medicine for your specific health need.  Western pharmaceuticals corporations thrive on a person’s sickness giving patients mere palliatives that treat symptoms temporarily.  These companies will never make medicines that totally cure sicknesses for the simple fact that there is no business to be gained with a healthy person.  Herbals are designed to treat the symptoms and the disease as well.

4.    Acupuncture costs a lot – Insurance companies now offer coverage for acupuncture therapy.  Acupuncture treatment costs pale in comparison to long-term medication, which when taken for years is far more costly than acupuncture.

5.    Acupuncture treatment needs to be a permanent treatment to be successful – If one recovers after suffering from acute disorders or injuries such as motor or sports injuries, digestive problems, stress, fatigue, flu or cold, then one does not need further acupuncture treatment to remain healthy.  For chronic health problems, the number of sessions depends on the magnitude of the problem and the overall health of the person.  Another factor to consider is that patient’s reactions to acupuncture differ from person to person and some may recover quickly while it may take others a longer while for resolution of their health problems.  If acupuncture is combined with herbal medicine, then the whole treatment may entail a shorter time than with acupuncture treatment alone.

Written by Valerie

August 28th, 2011 at 11:36 am

Chronic Back Pain and Acupuncture New York

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Chronic back pain is an ailment that daily affects millions of people in the United States.  This type of back pain can have factors such as poor posture, extreme stress, muscle stiffness in the back and neck or even causes of unknown origin.  Sometimes prevention is unavoidable as some of the causes are part of one’s daily living.  Some people suffering from back pain have discovered the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating chronic back pain, which if left untreated can lead to other debilitating conditions.

Acupuncture New York treatments not only address the pain but the factors that caused this pain.  However, traditional Chinese medicine or TCM is not exactly the same as Western medicine in terms of their paradigms.  The Chinese theorize that the basic flow of the life force of a person should be allowed to flow unimpeded.  With the aid of acupuncture, blockages in the flow could be removed allowing for the smooth unobstructed flow of the life force, which the Chinese calls chi.  Acupuncture is the use of needles inserted at sites where electromagnetic energy stimulated by the needles helps remove energy blockages and balances the energy of the body.  This paradigm makes it difficult for Western medical science to understand how acupuncture works and this causes some researches to be skeptical of the benefits, which acupuncture claims to give.  Regardless of their views, the treatment does relieve many types of pain and stress.  There are many individuals that have benefited from acupuncture and some are willing witnesses of its efficacy.  Relying on medications that give transitory relief, sometimes unsatisfactory relief while there is a superior treatment that gives long-lasting relief for chronic back pain without the addition of harmful side effects to the body needs to be realized by chronic back sufferers who have not tried acupuncture.

Not all acupuncture sites related to back pain treatment are located in the back.  The nervous system may have nerves associated with the pain that reach out to other areas other than the back.  A trained and qualified acupuncturist knows exactly what part of the body to insert the needles in for one’s particular back pain.

Stress affects the nervous system in a way that causes the muscles to stiffen resulting in muscle pain and spasm.  The relief of stress relaxes the muscles and releases the pressure on the muscles caused by stress, pressure that had been accumulated throughout the day.  In this manner, acupuncture can help the person weather the daily mental and physical stresses that can lead to disease and ailments.

What are the benefits of long-term regular acupuncture? Normal and regulated blood pressure, better circulation, improved eating and sleeping habits and of course, the removal of stress from the body as well as improved vitality and emotional joy.

The Versatility of Acupuncture Louisville Therapy

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An integral part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture Louisville has been adapted in cultures worldwide for millennia.  Acupuncture involves the insertion of reed thin needles at certain points in the body called acupuncture points or acupoints as a form of analgesic or surgical anesthetic for the treatment of pain.  Despite the countless researches, tests and studies done to test the efficacy of acupuncture (and how acupuncture manages to pass all these efficacy tests), there are still some sectors in the medical community who are skeptical about this treatment.  However, no one doubts its ability to treat a number of conditions.  Acupuncture works by removing blockages in pathways that allow electromagnetic energy and blood to flow throughout the body.

Acupuncture is generally applied for back and neck pains.  People suffering from chronic back pain have benefited from acupuncture’s ability to relieve painful and distressing conditions in a long-term or permanent basis allowing them to enjoy pain-free and healthy living once again.

Most painful conditions such as labor pain, headaches, menstrual cramps and migraines are relieved by acupuncture.  This is seconded by the World Health Organization (WHO) who have listed more than 30 conditions acupuncture is said to cure. The WHO states that acupuncture can treat migraines and headaches.  The WHO further states that respiratory problems like allergic rhinitis are also treatable with acupuncture.  Actually, acupuncture is more potent than most types of medications and does not cause debilitating side effects.  It also has been reported to relieve bronchial asthma symptoms for short amounts of time.  However, acupuncture may not be as effective in treating viral or bacterial infections such as tonsillitis as antibiotic therapy does.

Studies also record of acupuncture’s ability to treat stroke aftereffects.  Besides this, studies also reveal acupuncture’s positive effect in the improvement of neurological function of a patient in coma, which greatly improves the chances of the patient to regain consciousness.  The treatment also treats insomnia as well as depression and anxiety.  Studies also acknowledge acupuncture’s superior benefits over psychotherapy in treating competition stress syndrome.  This wonderful alternative therapy is fast becoming the treatment of choice for many alcohol and smoking addicts.

Acupuncture is known to likewise treat digestive problems.  It is stronger in potency in its pain-killing abilities than anisodamine with atropine or morphine to treat pain caused by peptic ulcers and other stomach disorders.  Symptoms of stomach disorders such as illnesses caused by chemotherapy, morning sickness, nausea and emesis are ably addressed by acupuncture.

The versatility of acupuncture makes it a more promising type of treatment for many more types of disorders in the future.  Innovations in technology and more medical research into the benefits of acupuncture will allow this treatment to be applied to other types of illnesses in the near future.

Written by Valerie

August 14th, 2011 at 10:49 am

The Promise of Acupuncture Davis

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Acupuncture Davis is a treatment to relieve pain and various types of ailments by regulating the function of the central nervous system.  Acupuncture is performed by applying needles to certain parts of the body called acupuncture points and this alters biochemical reactions in allowing the body to self-heal.  This treatment has long been used in treating mental and emotional illnesses, certain kinds of paralysis and relieving many type of pain.

Acupuncture is based on the assumption that the body has pathways of energy in which electromagnetic energy or chemical activity travels through it at all the time and acupuncture is used to remove obstructions in these pathways so that electromagnetic energy or chemical activity flow travels unhindered once again allowing the body to normally function once more.  This can result in better reflexes, better digestion and better emotional health as well as relief from migraines, depression and muscle tension and other respiratory ailments such as bronchitis and asthma.  Acupuncture has also been used as a prophylaxis against infection and illness.

Unlike pharmaceutical medicines, there are very few side effects to acupuncture.  However, acupuncture treatments sometimes cause alterations in the chemical activity and hormones, which can cause side effects such as mood swings or appetite or upset stomach.  These symptoms basically mean that the treatments are working and with adequate rest, they eventually disappear.

Acupuncture is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine or TCM thousands of years old.  So far, Western medical science still has not figured out how acupuncture works but as more and more studies are being done on it, it is highly likely that acupuncture’s applications will grow and the treatment itself will get better and more popular.

Individuals have their own unique body chemistry.  Acupuncture adapts to the person’s constitution and therefore each acupuncture treatment is different for each individual.  This is just one factor in knowing the best treatment approach for a person.   Scientists have belittled acupuncture’s methodology even labeling acupuncture as quackery or pseudo science, however with the advancement in technology that puts acupuncture up to date with the 21st century and by possessing a very good record of accomplishment for success, the viewpoint towards acupuncture is changing favorably for it.  Very good relief from pain and painful symptoms has made acupuncture a very popular form of treatment worldwide.  Acupuncture not just addresses the symptoms but treats their underlying cause as well.

The modern acupuncture treatments like electromagnetic wave therapy have made the use of needles obsolete.  Acupuncture points located in the hands are used by this type of acupuncture, which can even be performed in the comfort of one’s home.  Acupuncture is a promising form of treatment that needs to be studied thoroughly since its effectiveness can potentially be applied to treat other illnesses once thought of to be outside the power of acupuncture to heal.

Written by Valerie

August 7th, 2011 at 1:56 am