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The Great Benefits of Acupuncture Orlando

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Our modern system of living has made us so focused in acquiring more money or in trampling the competition that there is no more or very little time for our family and for ourselves.  The average Joe now is overworked and overstressed.  Too much stress greatly weakens the health of the individual.  To combat stress and its negative effects, doctors turn to allopathic treatment that inhibits the stress symptoms but weakens the immune system and make the body more vulnerable to disease.

It is very comforting to know that the world has a safer way available for it to combat the stress in our body.  This way is nothing more than acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture Orlando is an ancient Chinese medicinal art that inserts ultra thin needles in body parts called acupuncture points, which run along energy vessels known as meridians.  Meridians are where life energy known as chi travel.  These energy vessels supply chi throughout the body especially the major organs.  When a person experiences extreme stress, chi and blood stagnates depriving the body which much needed blood and energy. As a result of this, sickness and ailments arise.

Stress reflexively puts the body into a flight or fight response.  In this state, cortisol is secreted which promotes in the person negative types of reactions which include bowel syndrome, PMS, body and head aches, depression, muscle pain in the shoulders and neck, sleeplessness, frustrations, anger and irritation.  These reactions increases blood pressure and weakens the immune system.  They also promote contempt for life and burn out the desire for living.

When acupuncture treatment for stress is done on a highly stressed individual, muscles and tissues and muscles get stimulated that aids in the movement of blood and chi. Acupuncture also stimulates the brain to produce release the body’s natural painkillers known as serotonins and endorphins which gives the body a feeling of deep relaxation which essentially removes stress.  Acupuncture as part of its work also lowers the level of cortisol in blood, detoxifies the body and greatly improves blood circulation.  It lessens the activity of the sympathetic nervous system greatly lowering blood pressure and regulating heart beat.

A patient experiences deep soothing comfort with just one session which often lasts 40 minutes to an hour.  The treatment is so relaxing that patients often fall asleep during the procedure.  The improved circulation of blood helps the muscles to relax removing muscle tension and stiffness thereby removing the pain and aches they entail.  The blood circulation also relieves the migraine pains and headaches of the patient.  The blood circulation improvement also provides more oxygen to the blood and cells thus providing the body with more energy to burn.

Be sure to get treatment from a licensed acupuncturist to avoid any painful procedures and other problems that may occur under the hands of an unlicensed and poorly trained acupuncturist.

Written by Valerie

January 30th, 2012 at 1:58 am

Stop Smoking with Acupuncture St Helens

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Acupuncture St Helens is a uniquely Chinese way of treating ailments and diseases.  This ancient medical art is practiced in the Orient, in Europe and in the United States.

Acupuncture is a great way to remove the desire to smoke.  For most holistic health specialists, it is their preferred treatment method of helping their patients to permanently stop smoking.  The success rate of acupuncture for smoking cessation is an incredible 90%.  Acupuncture can help the patient control the withdrawal symptoms that come with quitting using an addictive substance.  It induces a feeling of tranquility and calmness which helps neutralize the nicotine craving.  This is all done without the need for medications that cause side effects and other harm to the body.  In fact, acupuncture even enhances body functions and helps revitalize the body with renewed energy.

The outer ear is often the site where the needles are applied for nicotine addiction.  The treatment is not painful and in fact somewhat soothing.  Ion pellets may be used and attached on the ear.  When the patient feels the craving to smoke, all he/she needs to do is touch and rub the pellet to remove the craving.  The touching and rubbing of the pellet on the ear stimulates the production and release of endorphins (the same effect as the needles) coming the central nervous system. Endorphins are the body’s own natural “painkillers and “feel-good” chemicals.  Science has measured their potency as thousands of times stronger than morphine in removing pain or stress. Typically, it takes around 4 or 5 visits to an acupuncturist to permanently stop smoking.

Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health organization (WHO) as an effective treatment for 47 kinds of health ailments one of which is nicotine addiction.

Obviously people in the United States will try conventional methods in trying to quit smoking since acupuncture for smoking cessation is virtually unknown in that country.  Therapies such as nicotine patches do not really cure, in fact they just continue with the addiction albeit in a different way.  Acupuncture, on the hand, completely rids the body of the toxins that cause the cravings and health problems and enables the body to heal itself in a natural and safe way.

Once the toxins that harm the body are removed, the body experiences renewed energy and at the same time a feeling of calmness and relaxation.  Acupuncture improves blood circulation, relaxes tight muscles and regulates body functions helping the body get adequate sleep and boosting the immune system as well.  It removes tension and stress in the nervous system caused by poor lifestyle choices and poor diet.  When the individual is cured of his/her smoking, changes in lifestyle and diet should be considered to make the body stronger, healthier and much more resilient to diseases.

Written by Valerie

January 22nd, 2012 at 8:42 am

The Advantages of Using Acupuncture Fort Lauderdale for Infertility

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With the great leap of modern medical technology, one might think that modern medicine will eventually have an answer to all kinds of health problems and in this age of super computers and nanotechnology the potential is there to make this goal achievable.  The prayers and longings of infertile couples to bear children lie on the success of assisted reproductive technologies (ART); however they are not as effective as one might want it to be.

On the other end of the spectrum of ART, acupuncture offers itself as an all-natural alternative infertility treatment.  It is a part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that is around 5,000 years old and its procedure is uniquely Chinese and even a little bit esoteric.  However, it has been widely used in ancient China for many millennia as a way to treat infertility. And it has proven to be quite effective.  Hence, for infertile couples who want to raise children of their own, it is worth knowing and considering this wonderful treatment.

Acupuncture was introduced in the United States in the 1970’s.  It has been introduced in Europe for 200 years and is quite popular for people there who desire an all-natural safe form of treatment.  Mainstream medicine in the US has now accepted acupuncture as a valid form of treatment and this is proven by tens of thousands of physicians who are now also State and board licensed acupuncturists.  Even a gynecologist or infertility clinic regularly provides referrals for acupuncturists who are specialists in fertility problems.

Acupuncture involves the use of filiform needles inserted at vital points on the body. A licensed and well-trained acupuncturist knows the location of acupuncture points (or acupoints) and meridians and knows exactly where to insert the needles needed to treat fertility conditions. The needles help regulate important body functions such as hormonal and blood flow to remedy the factors that cause infertility.

Acupuncture is often combined with Chinese herbal medicine to treat female infertility conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and elevated follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) as well as treating multiple miscarriages.  There are some conditions that acupuncture is unable to treat.  Blocked fallopian tubes, fallopian tube adhesions and endometriosis or PID among others are some of these.

When one considers the cost of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment compared to the cost of a complete acupuncture treatment for infertility, one would save several thousands of dollars with acupuncture even with just one cycle of IVF treatment.  And considering that the success rate of IVF is just hovering over 40%, one or two cycles may not be enough to achieve successful fertilization.  This factor alone should be enough to strongly consider acupuncture as a viable alternative treatment for infertility to ART procedures such as IVF.

Written by Valerie

January 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

The Advantages of Cosmetic Acupuncture New York

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Entropy affects everyone in the course of time.  After several decades, a once looking youthful and beautiful face loses its attractiveness and degenerates.  Though aging (or entropy) is a major factor for this various toxins, pollution and stress also play their part in the loss of a person’s attractive, youthful looking appearance.  These factors cause early aging, loose skin, dark spots, wrinkles, sagging laugh lines and sagging facial muscles.  Modern conventional treatments provide answers to these conditions but most people would prefer natural treatment methods when it comes to facial care and enhancing to avoid any regrettable side effects that affect the face.

Fortunately for these people seeking natural treatment, cosmetic acupuncture New York is one safe, natural and quite effective treatment for looking good that does not use any type of medication in its procedure.  This type of acupuncture is also known as facial rejuvenation or acupuncture facelift.  Acupuncture is based on the theory that there are points in the body called acupuncture points where needles inserted there can produce positive and beneficial results such as a better looking and healthier skin.  Acupuncture points lie along energy channels called meridians which carry vital life force known as chi throughout the body.  Chi is what the body needs to live, grow, be strong and be healthy.  Cosmetic acupuncture needles stimulate the meridians which carry blood and energy to the soft tissues and bones in the face.  Meridians in the face are inserted with needles to stimulate these effects.

The needles help remove any energy blockages in the meridians which disrupt the flow of energy, oxygen, blood and vital nutrients that make the skin healthy.  Under a licensed, well-trained acupuncturist, there should be no pain felt when the needles are inserted into the skin; instead a tingling sensation or no sensation at all should be felt when needles are inserted. The needles increase muscle tone, which tightens the loose skin removing the facial wrinkles and giving the facial skin a healthy complexion.  The needles also stimulate the production and release of collagen to enhance skin elasticity and help give the skin a younger looking look.  The needles also help in alleviating pain in the facial muscles and improve the range of motion of tensed and stiff muscles.

As mentioned, cosmetic acupuncture improves blood circulation, particularly to the face thus giving the face a much healthier glow.  It also can treat skin conditions such as pimples, acne and facial dark spots.  Some conventional cosmetic techniques such as a surgical facelift can cost so much money that most people can hardly afford it.  Cosmetic acupuncture, on the other hand probably costs a fraction of the amount spent on one cycle of Botox or cosmetic surgery.  Besides there are very few minimal risks of injuries with acupuncture compared to the very painful and invasive procedures of both cosmetic surgery and Botox.

Using Bellevue Acupuncture to Treat Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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The problem with drug or alcohol addiction is while an addict is busy trying to get out of this habit the body is having extremely strong urges to satisfy its craving for another fix or drink.  Once the addict hurdles this obstacle the path to recovery becomes even clearer.  Western medical science may have provided support (if it can be termed as that) for those addicted to smoking in the form of nicotine patches.  However, with drug and alcohol addiction, it has not provided anything to help combat these two habits at all.  Acupuncture for drug and alcohol abuse is not really known to the wide public as a viable treatment for these two addictions because no major rich sponsors promote this natural and very beneficial treatment.  However, acupuncture in the treatment of chemical addiction is slowly gaining popularity especially among support groups and rehab centers that see it as an effective and cost-effective way of putting people back into the right way of living.

Rehab clinics can be unpleasant places to go to as they are filled with noisy and sordid people.  When acupuncture was introduced, the atmosphere slowly turned into one of relative peace and calmness.  New patients are carefully informed of this treatment to calm their nervousness and anxiety.  The patient is usually treated with five needles inserted on the ear and some needles also inserted in their arms, feet or hands.  The needles are left in the body for around 45 minutes after which are removed by the acupuncturist.

The effect of acupuncture on an addict is that it removes the desire and craving for the addictive substance.  Some of these patients wistfully describe the feeling as coming home from a hard day of work and taking off the shoes to relax.  The beneficial effect lasts a whole day and therefore the treatment needs to be done daily.  So-called dry alcoholics may determine for themselves the right time to go for treatment.  Besides the treatment, the patient needs to stay out of situations that can cause much stress since stress can be a trigger for the cravings to appear once more.

Because of acupuncture’s efficacy, rehab and detox clinics use  Bellevue acupuncture as the first stage of addiction therapy.  The first stage of treatment typically last ten days and at the end of ten days a urine sample of the patient is checked to find out if the patient has been drug or alcohol free for those ten days.  If the patient passed the urine sample test, he/she then goes to the next phase of the program which is called a twelve step program. Acupuncture is still given during this phase; however, a relapse of the patient will bring the patient back to the ten day treatment phase.

Programs that incorporate acupuncture treatment have much greater rates of success than that of conventional acupuncture-less programs.

Written by Valerie

January 7th, 2012 at 10:56 am