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Auricular Acupuncture – How It Works

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The entire body, quite amazingly, can be treated by means of pressure application to certain acupuncture points in the ear.

The concept of the inverted fetus is the basis for this strange idea, an idea made known by a French doctor named Paul Nogier who developed an acupuncture map of the ear. Auricular acupuncture or ear acupuncture made its debut due to the development of Dr. Nogier’s studies and thoughts.
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Acupuncture points in the ear have been quite simply shown to help lessen pain throughout the body by a web-like preparation via the parasympathetic nervous system.

Long used as a treatment for various diseases and conditions, Chinese acupuncture is an ideal treatment for obesity, pain control, depression, and a slew of chronic conditions.

Auricular acupuncture takes advantage of the traditional approach to Chinese acupuncture. The principles and ideas behind the utilization of ear acupuncture points goes far back in time, and those ideas are still being used in modern acupuncture with extreme effectiveness.

Endorphins are released into the bloodstream where they travel throughout the body when an acupuncturist sticks needles into acupuncture points in the ear. Endorphins are hormones and chemicals that generate a feel good sensation and well being to the patient. Auricular acupuncture basically works extremely well as a treatment for specific conditions.

There are more than 200 acupuncture points scattered across the auricle or outer ear and each of these acupoints has its own name. All these points as well as their location should be known by a qualified and licensed acupuncturist. All the ear acupuncture points are associated with certain areas of the body in one way or another.

Electrical impulses commence their movement towards the brain and then on to the targeted areas of the person’s body when these acupoints are inserted with acupuncture needles. In this regard, one can envision the ear operating something like a telephone switchboard. Quite amazingly, one part of the body is stimulated when one point in the ear is stimulated.

Therefore, one shouldn’t be surprised when he visits an acupuncturist for treatment of ankle pain and the acupuncturist begins sticking small acupuncture needles into pressure points in the ear. A pleasant sensation can be felt when the pain in the ankle starts to wane despite the fact that the affected area has not been treated directly.

The ear lobe, surprisingly, has its own specific acupuncture points that when stimulated, is able to resolve problems in the throat, sinuses, tonsils, strode, head, and various other parts of the human anatomy. Problems affecting major organs throughout the body including the liver, heart, and lungs can be treated by stimulating the concha of the ear with needles.

Experts and professionals know very well that the ear and the related ear acupuncture points are probably the body’s most potent acupoints. The fact is, there is a very high probability (95 percent) for successful treatment when auricular acupuncture is used. And this is the reason why ear acupuncture points are most worthy of mention.

Written by Valerie

October 10th, 2017 at 3:12 am

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Acupressure Treatment For Headaches And Migraines

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Two of the most common problems that people endure and suffer from are headaches and migraines. A headache may last for a few minutes, several hours, or even days and may be mild, throbbing, or severe. For some people, tension, emotional changes, and severe stress can lead to massive headaches, whereas migraines can have a more complex cause, with the brain’s blood vessels swelling to a point where it releases chemicals from the nerve fibers resulting in severe pain and inflammation.

Causes of Migraines

There are certain reasons why migraines develop and certain points can act as triggers that can set off a migraine attack. These are:

1. Eating habits – Some of the foods we eat can be a major factor in triggering migraine. Some of the major food triggers of migraine are fermented foods, caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco.

2. Hormonal changes – Another important factor causing a headache or migraine.

3. Other causes – Sleeping disorders, work pressure, stress, and tension can also factors that cause nausea, severe headaches, and migraines.

In Chinese medicine, these are the six most important pressure points in the body to alleviate migraines and headaches:

1. Shoulder Well – Found midway to the shoulder’s edge and the base of the neck. Putting pressure on this point helps relieve neck and shoulder stiffness that reduces neck pain. This point can also cure spasms and asthma.

2. Face region – The points to this area are found on both sides of the nostril. When applied with pressure, they can help open up the sinuses and relieve both migraine and tension headache.

3. Temple region – Found in the temple region, these are series points that wrap around the ear, beginning from the top of the ear located just one finger width from the ear. All those pressure points need to be worked together to garner significant results.

4. Bright light – This section is found on the eyes’ inner corner just under the eyebrows. Pressure on these points can alleviate allergy symptoms and sinus headaches. Apply pressure on both sides for a minute.

5. Third eye point – This point is found on the area where the nose meets the two eyebrows. Pressure on this area helps cure headaches and eye strains. Apply pressure for one minute and then move to other the points.

6. Forehead – Pressure points on the forehead and face are known as yang points, filled with energy that travels downward from the head to the face and down to other parts of the body.

In terms of long term treatment of migraine problems, acupressure has been rated the most effective therapy of its kind. Try it for long-lasting and effective relief.

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Written by Valerie

October 10th, 2017 at 3:09 am

Acupressure Is One Form Of Treatment That Can Cure Insomnia For Good

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Acupressure and acupuncture are two natural treatment options that can help cure insomnia. These two types of insomnia remedies are very useful because they offer the body the necessary means to relieve pain and stress so that you may be able to fall asleep faster and get and maintain good quality sleep. The ancient Chinese medical procedure known as acupuncture involves the use of small, extremely thin needles stuck into specific points in the body. On the other hand, acupressure therapy is done by applying pressure to the points instead of needles.

The goal of acupressure treatment for insomnia is to treat the symptoms as well as the underlying cause of the problem. This is done by helping move life force of the body called Chi or Q in a smooth and proper fashion. In Chinese medicine, when something is wrong with the mind or body, it means that a blockage or blockages have developed along the energy channels that are impeding the natural and normal flow of Chi. By using acupressure the area affected is stimulated enabling the Chi to break through and flow once again in a normal smooth fashion.

You may need to search for a practitioner who is experienced in acupressure in order to obtain the maximum benefits of this treatment. You can easily find one in larger cities. They have the skills and training to help you get rid of insomnia. Before treatment, your practitioners will start with an initial consultation that will determine the type of treatment you need. You can simply tell them that you suffer from insomnia and that you would like to have it treated, permanently, if possible. Your practitioner will then evaluate you and then apply pressure on the points in the body that are known to help cure your problem.

Acupressure is a non-toxic natural technique that can help you get back to sleep for good. To guarantee good results, it is very important that you go to a professional who knows exactly what he/she is doing. The cure for insomnia is as only as effective as the people who are giving them to you, more so in terms of their experience level in treating the condition.

Dr. Yelena Pakula is a licensed acupuncture doctor and the medical director of Vita-Health Acupuncture and Wellness Center in Pembroke Pines, FL.

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October 10th, 2017 at 2:50 am

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TCM Products To Enhance Your General Health and Well-Being

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When people think of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), they often think of a third world, outdated type of healing system that has no legitimacy or value in the modern world. For the enlightened ones, however, TCM has real healing value that can address dozens of commonly occurring diseases. Today, in fact, products associated with TCM have a thriving market online.

TCM, as it turns out can be used as a highly effective and wholly natural fountainhead of alternative medicine. TCM products are now used by millions of people all around the world oftentimes in conjunction with modern day mediations or as an option to ineffective prescription drugs and surgery in the Western world.

Some people use TCM products as enhancements or supplements to modern day medicine therapies performed, recommended, or prescribed by their doctor. In the world of modern Western medicine, when something is not working for you, one can turn to traditional Chinese medicine treatment to obtain better results.

Listed below are just some benefits you can get from TCM:

  • Youthful and glowing skin complexion
  • Natural cough suppressant
  • Enhanced energy
  • Quicker healing from sickness
  • Improved sex drive
  • Stronger immune system

Besides those abovementioned benefits, TCM has still many, many other uses. It could treat practically anything that one would use modern day supplements or prescription drugs.

So they can be easily taken, certain TCM products are made in pill form just like any other supplement. There are also some pretty unusual products associated with TCM. One would a product called swiflet’s bird nest, which is an unusual form medicine. With this product, you get actual tiny pieces of the bird nest rather than receiving pills. The product can be soaked in water and then eaten.

One of the best things about traditional Chinese medicine is that instead of using expensive drugs and chemical compounds, it only uses 100 percent natural substances. Some of those products are not found in many areas of the world and some of them can only be found in China.

Thankfully, these products can be purchased online in the Internet. All you have to do is to search sites where they are sold and buy them there.

For practically any ailment you may encounter, there is a TCM product that can treat it. If you lack energy and you need a boost to start a healthier exercise routine or get through the work day, you can find a TCM product that can meet your current specific need. All you need to do is just find the traditional Chinese medicine products that traditionally are used for the problems, symptoms, or illnesses you are suffering from. If what you want it is to just look a bit or a lot younger and youthful, you can find certain traditional Chinese medicines that can help you achieve this.

You have to take advantage of a whole new world of medicine available out there. It’s also important to search for a site that only sells genuine TCM products in order to get real results. With TCM, you may be able to experience relief from the symptoms related to long term illnesses or have a faster healing time from short term health problems. The sky is the limit with TCM.

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Written by Valerie

October 3rd, 2017 at 4:06 am

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Stimulating Acupressure “Poop Points” To Help Treat Constipation

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Some housewives have learned that applying pressure to acupressure point three finger widths below the umbilicus can induce an immediate urge to defecate sometimes within just ten minutes. Actually, there are a number of acupressure “poop points” on various parts of the body. Some are located on the legs, back, around the umbilicus and on the arms. Hence, it is up to the person to find where their “poop points” are located and stimulate them to relieve constipation.

Western medical science cannot fully explain how acupressure works and this has caused some skeptics to declare it as a type of pseudoscience despite the fact that there is incontrovertible proof of the effects of this therapy on neuro-imaging. For instance, when a famous orthopedic surgeon studied the possible effects of electro medicine, he observed that traditional acupressure points and meridians possessed quantities of electromagnetic energy that non-acupressure points didn’t have.

New York Times writer James Reston wrote an article entitled “Now, about my operation in Peking” in which he mentioned his post surgery constipation and how the effect of acupuncture was observed on a fluoroscope wherein the needles stuck on limbs generated movements in the intestines.

There have been hundreds of researches done on the effectiveness of acupressure and acupuncture and more work is being done by the day.

If one doubts acupressure, then he also doubts acupuncture as both therapies work on the same principles, the only difference is one makes of use of the hands while the other uses needles.

Be that as it may, both acupressure and acupuncture have been preferred by a lot of people especially the poor in East Asia as a way to treat and relieve a variety of illnesses. Acupuncturists and Chinese physicians often recommend acupressure as a part of the treatment process of their patents.

Acupressure can be an alternative to sleep inducing laxatives for people who can manage their constipation at home. Acupressure is not only soothing and relaxing it also increases one’s emotional and physical well- being.

You can apply acupressure therapy on yourself if you know how to do it properly. This technique is very easy to learn, and you can perform it anywhere and anytime. Besides the navel “poop point” mentioned at the beginning of this article, you can also induce bowel movement by working on the point at the outer edge in the bent arm’s crease. The length and frequency will depend on the severity of the constipation. If you can afford to pay, an acupressure therapist can perform the treatment on you. It may be combined with moxibustion in which the pressure points are warmed with a burning stick of moxa plant.

Acupressure is not recommended for pregnant women or for people with low or high blood pressure. It should not be performed on parts of the skin where there are blisters or an open wound.

Dr. Jeda Boughton is a licensed acupuncture physician and the medical director of BodaHealth in Vancouver, BC.</blockquote>

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October 3rd, 2017 at 4:00 am

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