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Acupuncture NYC Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Disorders

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Chronic pelvic disorders are frequently misdiagnosed and mistreated.  Whenever this happens, the patient loses an opportunity that would help hem/her in the treatment not only of the painful conditions but the underlying cause of the problem itself.

More often than not, proctitis is the cause of pain in the pelvis.  Proctitis means inflammation of the anus or rectum, more specifically, swelling of the rectal lining or rectal mucosa.  This disorder can stem from various causes and is classified as either chronic or acute in nature.  One common cause of proctitis is it is a side effect of drugs, most likely antibiotic drugs.  Proctitis can be linked to causes that irritate and inflame the small intestine or colon; herpes; yeast infections; hemorrhoids; Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis as well as other factors such as cholecystitis, chronic pancreatitis, allergies, bacterial infection or rectal injury to name a few.

Chronic pelvic disorder is associated with symptoms such as constipation, stomach uneasiness after eating, indigestion, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, anal itching or rectal pain.

There is a high correlation of chronic pelvic disorder with the occupation of driving.  Inordinate cases of chronic pelvic disorder where seen in drivers of taxis, limos, buses or trucks.  Many physicians suspect that rectal traumatic injury due to prolonged seating in the same typical position plus the constant irritation of the anal area due to bumps in the road have lead to neurological problems in the anal area.  This daily experience may lead to chronic pelvic pain syndrome, interstitial cystitis, painful bladder syndrome, prostatodynia, or prostatitis.  These conditions have some common symptoms:  urinary pain, urgency and frequency.

Unfortunately, Western medicine does not have any answers that can cure or at least manage these pelvic disorders.  Neither pharmaceutical medications treatment nor rectal or pelvic surgery, which is very costly have proven to be effective remedies for these problems.  What are the options of the 10 to 15 million sufferers of pelvic disorders in the United States then?  These disorders can be debilitating and usually become worse when left untreated for a long time.  It is so unlikely that an effective treatment for these pelvic problems such as chronic prostatitis, interstitial cystitis or chronic pelvic syndrome treatment can be found in the arcane treatment of acupuncture.  Acupuncture NYC has been proven to effectively treat inflammation, acute or chronic, of the pelvis.  It is a great and effective treatment of the three aforementioned pelvic disorders.

The use of Chinese herbal medicine is also combined with acupuncture treatment for chronic prostatitis, interstitial cystitis or chronic pelvic syndrome often delivering excellent results after several treatment sessions.  Acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment addresses the cause of the symptoms and relies on the body’s own healing mechanisms to heal the injury of the pelvic region.

Written by Valerie

October 29th, 2011 at 11:14 am

The Popularity of Acupuncture Orlando Treatment

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Medical science “experts” in the West often belittle traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).  Now the consensus is changing over its efficacy especially with acupuncture Orlando (a part of TCM), which is slowly but surely garnering more and more adherents in the Western world over time.

For over 5,000 years, acupuncture has been a treatment for various kinds of maladies by people in East Asia.  Contrast this fact with the existence of major Western places such as the United States (230+ years old), London (2000 years old or even Rome (2,700 years old) one can see how long acupuncture has been in existence and through several millennia has benefited the health of countless numbers of people.

Acupuncture and TCM is based on the notion that a person has life-giving energy that flows along energy vessels throughout the body.  When the energy vessels become obstructed life energy stagnates, the body’s health deteriorates producing symptoms.  The healing art of acupuncture is applied to remove any obstructions to energy flow.  The life energy flowing inside all human beings is called Qi or chi by the Chinese, which means vital force or vital energy.

The main problem for people in the West regarding acupuncture treatment is its necessity to use needles.  No one wants to be pricked with needles because they cause pain.  Almost everyone in the Western world have been exposed to needling in one way or another especially during vaccination.  However, the needles used by acupuncture is not as big as those used for vaccine shots.  The needles are as thin as human hair and non-hollow since they are not meant for injecting substances or for extraction or infusion of fluids in the body.  Compared to the standard hospital needles, acupuncture needles do not elicit a painful sensation.

Acupuncture needles are used to remove the obstructions that may have been caused by a number of factors.  Once the obstructions are removed, normal energy flow is restored leading to the treatment of the disorder and the relief of its symptoms.

Acupuncture can give so many health benefits to a person.  It is used for the treatment of  obesity, sinusitis, sciatica, headaches, acute and chronic low back pain, acute and chronic neck pain and body aches to mention just a few.  Researches all over the world have validated the efficacy of acupuncture in relieving the atrocious side effects of chemotherapy in cancer patients.

Once ridiculed by most mainstream Western medical science “experts” as quackery or pseudo medicine, acupuncture is now getting the respect it so rightly deserves.  A lot of mainstream physicians are now licensed acupuncturists and they are practicing a modern version of acupuncture called medical acupuncture whose theory lies more on medical and biological science rather than on the concepts of TCM.  The theory may be different from TCM but the results are the same as acupuncture treatment based on TCM.

Written by Valerie

October 22nd, 2011 at 5:02 am

The Ancient Healing Art of Acupuncture St Helens

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Acupuncture St Helens is an ancient Chinese way of healing using hair thin needles for the treatment of disorders, ailments or pain.  It has the ability to treat a vast array of disorders in a natural, effective and safe way making it one of the most popular traditional forms of healthcare in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Acupuncture is widely practiced in the United States and Europe. Many mainstream physicians now recommend acupuncture for patients with longstanding or even for some non-longstanding ailments and pain.  Many physicians, in fact are trained medical acupuncturists and they understand the concept and fundamentals of acupuncture as well as its therapeutic benefits in the light of Western medical science.

Traditional Chinese medicine theorizes that the body has energy vessels where life-giving energy flows all over the body.  When the body is infiltrated with negative factors like disease, stress, etc., the energy flow is disrupted in the body.  The life-giving energy flowing in the body is called by its Chinese name qi or chi, which means vital force.  The imbalance (energy deficiency or energy excess) causes illness in the body and acupuncture is needed to address this imbalance and remove illness and pain in the body.

When pain causes energy blockage, acupuncture will find a way to restore energy flow  in the body.  Acupuncturists bear a slogan saying “when there is no blockage, there will be no pains.”

The first recorded practice of this beneficial healing tradition was on the reign of the Huang Di Dynasty.  It was said that during this dynasty, the ruler was suffering from a disorder.  Upon consultation with his physician, it was decreed that medical writings be done and compiled by all the physicians in China, this led to the Nei Jing, Asia’s first collection of medical writings. The Nei Jing comprises two parts. The first section dealt with diagnosis, disease and anatomy and the second section, called cosmos, were studies regarding traditional acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture’s golden age came during the Tang and Sui dynasties.  These eras were a time when education and writings regarding acupuncture became part of the medical curriculum taught in schools.  The techniques and methods of acupuncture were steadily developed during the Ming Dynasty.  New discoveries of techniques and applications of acupuncture were made during that time, which now is still practiced by both medical and traditional acupuncturists alike.

With acupuncture updated to adapt to 21st medical technology, its potentials will only lead to greater uses for illnesses that traditionally were thought to be outside the capacity of acupuncture to treat.  The key to understanding how acupuncture really works will be the goal of Western science.  Once acupuncture is fully understood, this wonderful treatment can then be appreciated and utilized optimally as a treatment for many more human maladies.

Written by Valerie

October 15th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Acupuncture For Infertility – The Success Rate is High

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Acupuncture is an ancient medical therapy that involves inserting ultra thin needles into specific points, called acupuncture points or just acupoints, in the body to stimulate the body to release beneficial chemicals that take away pain and enable to body to heal itself.  No exact date is known when acupuncture first came to be but it is universally accepted that this treatment was discovered and developed by the Chinese.  Acupuncture is popular all over the world.  Western countries such as Italy, Germany and the United States and other Asian countries like Japan have many professionals practicing acupuncture treatment.  Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of disorders including infertility.  For many years now, acupuncture is a very effective tool in treating fertility problems either as a stand-alone treatment or as a complementary treatment for other fertility programs.  Many fertility and reproductive-assisted programs are stressful in nature making pregnancy success in these programs quite difficult to achieve.  Acupuncture addresses stress very well and the use of this treatment in helping women cope with the distressful invasive techniques raises the chance of a successful conception and pregnancy.

Acupuncture stimulates the body to release natural painkillers such as endorphins and enkephalins to remove pain and stress in the body.  This effect not only takes away pain and distress but also calms and relaxes the mind.

Acupuncture also helps regulate body functions such as the function of the endocrine system.  A normal functioning endocrine system means normal hormone function, which is essential for fertility.  Acupuncture for infertility problems are not strictly for women only.  Acupuncture treats low sperm production and improves sperm motility.  It can also help in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.  Medical research into infertility treatment with acupuncture has recorded better sperm production of the patients given acupuncture treatment as opposed to the ones not given acupuncture treatment  A lot of people have this misconception that acupuncture treatment itself is painful. When they experience acupuncture themselves, they find out just how a relaxing and comfortable treatment it is.
For some the needle insertions may entail a slight sensation.  However, this is fleeting and a feeling of happiness and relaxation floods the body as the needles’ effect start to set in.

If one wants to have treatment for infertility problems, it is advisable to go to a fertility clinic for recommendations for a skilled and experienced practitioner and a practitioner who specializes in infertility problems.  Many fertility clinics offer acupuncture treatment.  Most of these clinics will request the patient to undergo acupuncture care prior to the program itself for a month or less to help them relax and strengthen their body for the program.  A qualified acupuncturist is one who is licensed to practice acupuncture in his/her state.  One can go online and search for qualified acupuncturists in one’s area and make sure they specialize in infertility problems.

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

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Written by Valerie

October 8th, 2011 at 2:57 am

The Origin of Needles and Moxibustion in Acupuncture New York

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Acupuncture New York is many times combined with moxibustion therapy in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).  These combined modalities are so inextricably related to each other that they have a corresponding name; zhenjiu.  Zhen means needle while jiu means to burn.  Because these two treatments are used very often, a neologism called acu-moxa is now used for this treatment.  To better appreciate this treatment, the need to understand their origins becomes necessary.

Moxibustion is one of the modalities comprising TCM.  It treats sicknesses by energizing the meridians and acupuncture points with heat. Moxibustion was invented directly as a consequence of the discovery of fire by primitive humans.  Plants and animals tend to thrive in warm climate than cold.  Using heat as a form of treatment is universal and can be proven by evidence of its usage in the ancient Rome and Greece.  Early humans have figured out that fire can not only keep them warm and cook their food but also can cure or relieve their maladies.

With needles, however, allowing oneself to be stuck with needles is not a normal activity one does to one’s body even when in pain or sickness.  Most, if not all people would rather not be inserted with needles; in fact, needles to humans is associated to injury and/or pain.  Being pricked with a needle always elicits an uneasy or painful sensation even if the needles used are thin and/or short.  A recent study reported that needles with the size of acupuncture needles when used on rabbits can cause damage to more than a dozen nerve fibers.  When one reflects on how thick and big the needles were used in antiquity, one can probably guess the trauma of the patient then when these needles were used in his/her body.

Even if acupuncture, under the hands of a less skilled acupuncturist, can be painful, it does not cause lasting or severe injury.  Many people, especially those suffering from acute or chronic disorders can and are willing to endure the needles if it meant treating their problems.  Most people in the West are frightened of pain and acupuncture treatment for them may seem a frightening prospect.  It does not help when inexperienced and poorly trained acupuncturists are in the news and reported to have botched treatments.

Acupuncture is a uniquely Chinese invention or discovery.  There are no chronicles of this type of treatment recorded in other ancient cultures.  Traditional and medical acupuncturists up to a point still follow the same doctrines and apply needles in the same manner as were espoused on the earliest discourse on acupuncture (around 104-34 BC). Even with the integration of modern technology and other modern techniques such as point stimulation or acupressure, needle use is still the more common method that acupuncture treatment uses.

Acupuncture Louisville an Effective Treatment for Infertility

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One of the first benefits one can get from acupuncture Louisville treatment is a feeling of comfort and relaxation that has not been experienced for a long time; in other words stress is removed from the body.  This helps in enabling the body to achieve a natural state of balance and harmony once again.

Acupuncture is probably the most ancient existing healing practice with the largest adherents in the world and is an integral part of a codex of healing arts called traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM.  TCM’s foundation lies in the existence of chi or life energy flowing through all living things including humans on energy thoroughfares called meridians inside the body.  The aim of acupuncture is to restore and abet the free flow of chi in the body.

Even in the present advanced state of human technology, science has not been able to detect or study chi and its flow in the body.  It has, however, observed how acupuncture stimulates hormone production and secretion and improves blood flow, enabling the body to heal itself and to strengthen its immune functions.

Many kinds of infertility cases are treatable with acupuncture.  Acupuncture assists the body in achieving to establish a normal and functioning reproductive system that improves the chance of conception.  Acupuncture is all about establishing balance and harmony in the body’s energy system for better health and well-being.

Stress is a major factor for infertility.  Emotional and physical stress can disrupt the body’s natural rhythm causing dysfunctions in the body systems including the endocrine system.  Regular hormonal activity is affected by stress, which causes problems in the reproductive system.  By relieving stress, the body corrects itself and normalizes body functions once again. Thus, the endocrine system functions normally once more creating a healthy environment for conception.  Mental or physical stress needs to be addressed promptly because prolonged stress in the body can also cause infertility problems that are harder to treat

It is important to note that not all acupuncturists are experienced in treating infertility.  There are acupuncturists who specialize in this field.  General acupuncture can ably treat general kinds of infertility; however many cases of infertility are best taken care of by acupuncture infertility specialists.

The best source of a good and specialized acupuncturist would be one’s OB/gyn doctor, family or friends.  Some physicians nowadays will recommend an infertility acupuncturist for infertility problems they deem are better handled by these practitioners.

Oftentimes combined with herbal medicine, acupuncture for infertility first needs to remove stress and from there will diagnose the patient on what type of infertility problems she/he is suffering from.  With no stress to complicate treatment, the underlying problem that caused the infertility is then addressed together with the symptoms.

Written by Valerie

October 2nd, 2011 at 2:48 am