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Acupuncture Treatment: A Fort Lauderdale Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Fort Lauderdale Traditional Chinese Medicine such as acupuncture  has, over the centuries, mapped out the subtle networks and interrelationships that reveal our bodies to be dynamic cellular ecosystems.

Our body is a dynamic environment of interrelating and interconnecting networks. Some of these networks are obvious and others are more subtle. Western science has focused its attention on the obvious networks such as the nervous, blood circulatory, endocrine, and lymphatic systems.

Evidence from computer imaging of the brain during an acupuncture treatment shows dynamic activities occurring in many regions and structures within the brain. This modern research has shown that stimulating an acupuncture point causes an increase in the production of endorphins and simultaneously activates the immune and endocrine systems.

Your acupuncturist or acupuncture providers can choose the most effective acupuncture treatment plan to help you obtain your desired health outcome.

Different acupuncture points will be chosen to relieve pain and stress, and to increase vitality. During acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist will use fine high grade surgical steel needles to stimulate the acupuncture points on your body. For hygiene purposes, these pre-sterilized, disposable needles are only used once
and then disposed away.

Millions of patients have enjoyed the benefits of acupuncture treatment and Traditional Chinese Medicine. They testify to the elimination or reduction of pain, increase in function, and a greater sense of vitality and well-being.

Acupuncture treatment has evolved over thousands of years. It is called empirical science as acupuncture points have been systematically tried and observed for functions and treatment efficacy. This art was started by the use of what Chinese call ‘ashi’ points, or points where there is pain. Bones, sharpened stones, or bamboos were inserted into these ‘ashi acupuncture points’ was found to give relief. Over the next few centuries, Qigong practitioners, doctors, and shamans began to see and map out the system of energetic meridians that course throughout our body. To date this is still being refined. Acupuncture points are specific points on the body which give particular access to this energetic system (known as Qi), performing different functions depending on their locations and the patterns of disease disharmony involved.

The needles are usually retained in the body for 10 minutes to one hour. While the patient is relaxed, the acupuncturist may choose to manipulate particular needles at particular acupuncture points to give desired effects. This action is to tonify, nourish, or strengthen, or conversely, to drain or subdue.

Electrical stimulation is also applied sometimes and is performed by placing small alligator clips onto the needles and passing a very mild battery generated electrical current through it.

It should be made known that many conditions can take many months of treatments to obtain desired results. For instance, a person with a chronic low back pain for 10 years may see some very quick results, although, any substantial lasting effects would actually take months or even years of regular acupuncture treatments. The acupuncturist will find out all they can about the particular condition and judge how frequent and how long the acupuncture treatment is required according to the severity of the condition and duration.