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Acupuncture Palm Harbor a Part of Western Medicine

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You may not like it but needles are the most essential instruments in Palm Harbor acupuncture treatment.  This procedure is ideal for the treatment of a large number of health conditions that many individuals do not care at all the slight sensation they may feel after the needles are introduced into their bodies because they know that it’s all worth it.  The end result in exchange for the miniscule discomfort is the relief of their pain and the resolution of their illness.

Acupuncture is actually a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has existed for over 5 millennia.

The process if inserting filiform needles into the body may seem painful but under a qualified and experienced acupuncturist, it is not.  Adherents of acupuncture will tell you that more often than not the insertion of the needles are not even felt at all and some do feel a numbing or tingling sensation upon the needles insertion into the skin.  The body part where needles are applied are known as acupuncture points or acupoints for short.  Just underneath these acupoints are where energy vessels called meridians are located.  The body possesses a dozen primary meridians which associate to certain parts and major organs of the body.  Acupuncture often is used for the treatment of headache, neck pain and arthritis.  It also is effective in weight loss.

Decades ago, acupuncture was not taken seriously by Western medical professionals and it was considered pseudo medicine bordering on quackery.   The major argument was that acupuncture points had no anatomical or histological basis in Western medicine.  Whilst degrading this ancient procedure, more and more people were becoming discontented with what Western medicine has to offer and they have begun trying alternative natural modalities like acupuncture.  Being a safe and effective procedure, more people have now turned to acupuncture as  their first choice in treating their painful ailments and in treating many types of behavioral and chemical addictions.

A balance on energies of yin and yang translates to a healthy person.  Yin and yang are elements found in chi and they are akin to the positive and negative forces in electricity with yin being the negative principle and yang the positive.  To maintain energy balance, blood and chi need to flow freely throughout the body so that the body is furnished constantly with nutrients and energy. However, blockages in the meridians occasionally arise stagnating the flow of chi and blood which will lead to nutrient and energy deficiency.  This is where acupuncture comes in; it either redirects the flow of chi and blood or removes the blockage that has developed in the meridians. Once the flow is reestablished the body gets supplied again with energy and nutrients to make it healthy and strong once more.

Written by Valerie

September 17th, 2012 at 3:46 am

Infertility and Acupuncture Palm Harbor Therapy

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Acupuncture originated in China and for thousands of years has been a popular form of treatment for various kinds of illnesses for the Chinese.  It works by inserting fine needles into the skin and manipulated to treat medical conditions and to relieve pain.  Acupuncture is effective in controlling and regulating blood pressure because it balances the function of the central nervous system.  Acupuncture also stimulates the nervous system to release endorphins to relieve pain and to give the body a feeling of vitality and freshness.  Acupuncture also activates neurohormones and neurotransmitters to help the body self-heal.

Acupuncture is a perfect complement to infertility treatment modalities such as In Vitro Fertilization or IVF.  Whereas acupuncture causes the body to relax, the uterus has to be in a relaxed state to nourish and accept the egg.

Acupuncture in combination with infertility treatments treats hormonal imbalances. Acupuncture improves blood circulation and with blood flow comes adequate nourishment of the major organs.  The organs function well allowing the body functions to normalize.  As a result, hormone levels stabilize improving follicular and ovarian function.  The improved circulation causes the endometrium layer to thicken giving IVF a better chance of success.  Because of this, acupuncture has now been a standard modality for IVF treatments.  Some cases of spasmed tubes are treated with acupuncture.  Acupuncture coupled with herbal medicine addresses cases of elevated FSH or follicle stimulating hormone, polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS, some cases of hyperprolactinemia, luteal phase disorder, unexplained infertility and repeated miscarriages as well as male infertility like poor sperm quality.

For best results in achieving pregnancy, acupuncture therapy is usually given for three to four months before infertility programs, such as donor-egg transfer, IVF or insemination is carried out.  These programs are very stressful and invasive and the mental state of the woman directly affects the outcome of the program.  They can cause stress, anxiety and depression; acupuncture can help her deal with these emotional pressures and help the woman persevere with these programs successfully.

As long as a qualified acupuncturist experienced in infertility issues and knowledgeable in and fertility programs performs acupuncture the risks are minimal with acupuncture combined with infertility treatments.  Electro acupuncture is a very efficient mode of acupuncture; it can quicken the treatment of both fertility programs and acupuncture treatment.  What’s more, electro acupuncture is a safer and more natural alternative to fertility medications many of which are laden with toxins that can cause serious side effects not only for the woman but also for her child when it is conceived.

Added with herbal medicine and other traditional and natural means, many experts believe that acupuncture is the most effective and safest form of fertility therapies; however, it must be noted that acupuncture by itself is not enough for conception; medical approaches to achieving conception are needed as well.

Written by Valerie

July 30th, 2012 at 12:51 pm