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Treating PCOS with Acupuncture Orlando

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A lot of women are in a losing battle with excess weight.  Regardless of what they do, those extra pounds just won’t go away.  All the countless gym hours and dieting leave them frustrated, hungry and tired.  However, their overweight problem might not even be their fault.  Women with overweight problem may suffer from a condition called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS.  This is a hormonal condition that makes it very, very difficult to lose unwanted pounds.  PCOS has many symptoms and fortunately there are many solutions to this problem both in Western and Eastern medicine.  The eastern approach uses herbal medicine and acupuncture while western therapies include different kinds of hormone therapy.

Females having PCOS condition for several cysts in the ovaries.  Other symptoms and signs of this disorder are irregular menses, acne, thinning hair, too much facial hair growth, obesity and excessive weight gain. Even with intense exercise females with PCOS may find it very hard to rid the excess pounds in their stomach.  Victims of PCOS often miss their periods or have delayed menstruation.  When the menstruation comes, it is often painful.  The delayed or irregular cycles make it hard for the female to conceive and get pregnant.  PCOS is actually one of the more common reasons for female infertility.   This problem is little understood because women suffering from PCOS may not know that they have this condition.  One of the more common reasons of PCOS is the high testosterone level in females. This imbalance can be easily remedied by acupuncture and herbal medicine which can correct the hormonal imbalance and bring back the regular cycle of ovulation of the female.

The advantage of Eastern medicine vs the Western approach is that the former takes a holistic approach while the latter focuses on the symptoms alone.  Eastern medicine in the form of herbal treatment and acupuncture sees PCOS conditions as unique in each female.  In traditional Chinese medicine which acupuncture and herbal medicine is a part of, PCOS can be the result of three distinct diagnoses.  A patient may manifest one, two or all of these syndromes and they include stagnation of blood and/or chi, lack of yang kidney and the accumulation of damp and/or phlegm.  A patient manifesting all three syndromes often has one dominant syndrome.  Acupuncture that treats damp and phlegm use procedures that boost yang kidney and move blood and chi.  Research has demonstrated that electroacupuncture therapies are the most potent procedures for PCOS patients.  The electrical impulses generated in electroacupuncture treatment lessen the testosterone level of the female in the body.

PCOS patients should have their condition treated since PCOS can lead to more serious conditions like cardiovascular disease, stroke, obesity and diabetes.  Acupuncture as well as herbal therapy can help restore balance in your hormone levels.

Written by Valerie

August 20th, 2012 at 12:52 am

What is Acupuncture Orlando?

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Acupuncture Orlando is a non-traditional (not a part of Western medicine) treatment alternative for back or neck pain.  It is a part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practiced for 3,000 years and its core of belief is that the body contains networks of energy channels.  The vital energy or life force flowing in the body is called qi or chi and the normal flow of chi is believed to be the reason for good mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health.  There are about 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body connecting to 20 energy channels called meridians. These channels are where chi flows throughout the body.  Acupuncture treatment is the application of reed-thin needles into certain points in the body in order to restore the normal flow of chi.  Acupuncture, though not empirically proven, has shown an ability to stimulate the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord).  Some people have experienced a tingling sensation while others felt relaxed and some become full of energy when receiving treatment.

In an acupuncture treatment session, needles ranging from 1 to 20, metallic, sterile and disposable needles are inserted with depths from just merely penetrating the skin surface to up to an inch to several inches deep.  Acupuncture needles of sizes 5 to 9 inches long are used in the muscles and/or fat layers in the skin and in the scalp. The needles are inserted for 10 to 30 minutes.  Many times, the needles are “tweaked” or manipulated depending on the result the acupuncturist wants the body to elicit.  Some treatments involve inserting a needle for about 10 seconds and then removed with the same needle used for treating other points on the same patient.  Some treatments are with heated needles and some with needles connected to thin wires plugged in to a machine that generate weak electrical pulses.  Some treatments use moxibustion and burn this on the needles during insertion. There are treatment techniques such as cupping whereby cups are heated and used on the skin to create a suction effect and bring blood up to the skin.  Some treatments treat a certain micro system such ear acupuncture where many meridians connect to important organs and tissues in the body.

Acupuncture is believed to stimulate the release of certain beneficial chemicals in the body, which help relieve many kinds of pain and stresses physically and psychologically.  These chemicals are called opioid peptides and they have an analgesic effect on the body.  They help relieve or take away many different kinds of pain.  Acupuncture is also acknowledged to stimulate the hypothalamus and pituitary gland to release chemicals necessary for the mitigation of pain as well as control of the activity of organs.  Studies also manifest that acupuncture plays a big part in improving the immune functions in the body.


Written by Valerie

July 2nd, 2012 at 2:55 am

Treating Body Pains with Acupuncture Orlando

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Acupuncture Orlando gives out excellent healing of body pains which conventional medications often fail to address.   Regardless of what type of pain you are suffering from be it excruciating headaches or migraine, joint pains, arthritis or back pain, acupuncture can be a very good recourse for the relief of all type of pain even severe pain.

Acupuncture is the medicinal art of inserting filiform needles into certain areas of the skin to remove energy blockages and allow life giving energy to flow unhindered normally throughout the body once more.  This practice began in China and it tells about a life energy called chi that travels along invisible network of energy vessels called meridians to nourish the body with energy, blood and essential body fluids.  When blockages along these energy vessels arise, these conditions lead to pain and sickness in the body.  The insertion of acupuncture needles removes the blockages and allows chi to normally flow throughout the body once more removing the pain and sickness.

Arthritis is literally an inflammation or swelling of the tendons, ligaments or joints in the body.  The pain may range from light joint tension to excruciating debilitating pain.  Arthritis often strikes as soon as the person wakes up from sleep.  Arthritis can be classified as gout, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis all of which give extreme pain.

Acupuncture for arthritis of the knee ankle is extremely effective in that an average of 3 to 4 sessions is needed to help mitigate the pain.  This treatment often entails the use of 4 to ten needles inserted in the affected area and in some other parts of the body.   The session typically lasts between 20 minutes to almost an hour.  For arthritis knee pain therapy, the needles are inserted into the painful muscles and other tissues in the area but never to the veins, arteries, abdominal organs blood vessels chest brain or spinal cord.

For the treatment of sinusitis and migraines, which are painful forms of headache normally manifested in the form of nerves pulsating, pounding or throbbing in the head.  Migraine might deal with a person experiencing painful throbbing on one side of the head while sinus pain is felt in the area around the nose, eyes and temples.  The symptoms of both conditions often include irritability, photophobia, fatigue, appetite loss, vomiting and nausea.

Since migraine and sinus pain cannot be cured by antibiotics, these conditions can ably be addressed by acupuncture.  Acupuncture for sinus or migraine pain can have 3 approaches.  One is though manual or traditional acupuncture, the second is through ear acupuncture and the third one can entail electro-acupuncture.  Acupuncture can also be a very good remedy for soft-tissue pains, back pains and fibromyalgia and even for carpal tunnel syndrome.

Written by Valerie

May 13th, 2012 at 8:00 am

Laser Acupuncture Orlando Therapy

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People who are in regular physical pain live less fulfilled and happy lives.  Their pain affects their whole life in terms of less work productivity, unemployment, depression and immobility.  And as if these aren’t enough, the pain when left untreated can lead to worse health problems eventually.  Socially, these people cannot enjoy activities.  Friends and family get affected by the person’s obviously abnormal life experience. The only way then that the person can become is emotionally and physically down.

People with regular pain often are not anymore capable of dealing with their pain.  They obsess about their pain but see little hope in finding a solution to their problem.  They try not to use their painful joints and just keep still so that pain may not flare up; however, the swelling and inflammation does not go away all at once and may even continue unrelentingly for days or even weeks. Pain killers are their main recourse but chronic pain patients who use them in the long term develop liver and kidney diseases as well as other types of organ problems.

Actually, there are other alternative types of treatments for chronic pain and their applications are concentrated on a particular type of painful condition.  Chiropractic medicine and physiotherapy are among the more popular alternative remedies for pain and oftentimes they are combined to become an effective answer to back pain for many patients.  Another effective alternative form of treatment is acupuncture Orlando, which is a very old form of Chinese treatment used for thousands of years to treat painful conditions and a host of other health problems.  This treatment uses needles inserted at different parts of the body to treat pain.  Studied for thousands of years, Chinese physicians have devised a map detailing a network of body energy branching throughout the body just below the skin’s surface.  The map plots the network’s connection to the body’s major organs.  The map also shows how the energy called chi works to balance and harmonize the body’s digestive, muscular, nervous and circulatory systems.

The needles act as stimulators to release beneficial body chemicals such as endorphins and other natural substances which generate effects that make the person experience pain relief.  Some people do not think actually acupuncture will work for them because they think it is archaic; however they begin to get interested when laser therapy is integrated with acupuncture.

Cold Laser or low level laser Therapy has actually been around for 30 years and is used mostly in Asia and Europe.  The success rate of this therapy is much higher than most other pain treatments.  A qualified practitioner uses low level verilase laser to stimulate the production and release of endorphins.  Through multilevel interaction the laser energizes the cells to metabolize faster and create bio-energy. This bioenergy is then converted by the cells to endorphins which relieves the body of pain.

Written by Valerie

March 19th, 2012 at 3:00 am

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

Acupuncture Orlando for Successful Fertilization

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For those couples who have tried every means to conceive and have failed, acupuncture Orlando may just be the treatment you are looking for.  Acupuncture surprisingly is very helpful in solving fertility problems in both male and female.  It is now one of the more popular treatment alternatives for many couples with fertility problems in achieving pregnancy.

Acupuncture in the treatment of infertility works for both sexes although obviously, the problem for men is fundamentally different from women although both strive for the same goal of fertilization and pregnancy.  An example would be some men wanting to have a larger sperm count to increase the chances of fertilization while some women want to have a regular menstrual cycle to boost the chances for fertilization.  More often than not hormonal imbalances, diseases and pollution get in the way of their dreams.  Acupuncture can effectively help them overcome their problems and the factors that block their dream of being parents.

For a majority of acupuncture treatments for infertility, the use of Chinese herbal medicine is included and taken in between sessions of acupuncture therapy.  However, if one is on an in vitro fertilization (IVF) program or is taking fertility drugs, it is not advisable to take herbs.  Herbal medicine might negate the efficacy of the fertility medicines and can also neutralize the positive effects of IVF.  Consulting with a physician who looks after your fertility problem before embarking on an herbal remedy is recommended to avoid unnecessary complications.

The process of acupuncture is about inserting very thin needles just beneath the skin at sites in the body called acupoints.  The needles should not cause pain; at worse, a slight sensation is felt during needling.  Mainstream medicine knows little about how acupuncture works.  This is because of the fundamental difference in how mainstream medicine and acupuncture views human health and how the human body works. Acupuncture believes that energy flowing in the body is what gives the body good health, growth, life and the ability to reproduce.  The energy flows in channels called meridians.  Any blockages in the meridians usually due to stress causes energy imbalance in the body which leads to many kinds illnesses.

Infertility problems such as low sperm count, poor sperm quality and motility, erectile dysfunction, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, luteal phase defect, anovulation, irregular menstruation, poor egg quality and egg and sperm incompatibility among others (as long as the infertility problem is not based on a structural defect) can ably be treated with acupuncture.  As mentioned before, stress and extreme negative emotions play an important role in infertility.  Removing stress and having a tranquil and relaxed mind are basic positive steps one needs to do to effectively treat infertility.  Acupuncture has that ability of removing stress from the mind and body and calming relaxing a person removing any extreme emotions the person might have.

Written by Valerie

December 11th, 2011 at 11:57 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 Varied Applications for Acupuncture Orlando

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Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM for short, is a collection of ancient healing practices, which acupuncture is a part of.  Acupuncture Orlando is a treatment that uses needles inserted in certain areas in the skin that connects to meridians inside the body.  Acupuncture is a verified effective tool for treating various medical conditions.

Qualified acupuncturists practice an ancient knowledge that has treated ailments and diseases for millennia.  Nothing has changed in modern times, as acupuncture is still as potent as ever especially now that modern technology has provided this modality more efficient and effective ways of restoring people back to good health.  Even Western medicine professionals have relied on this magnificent treatment from time to time.

The meridians or energy networks inside the body usually has energy flowing in them like blood.  The energy flow nourishes the spleen, stomach, large intestines and lungs and the rest of the major organs of the body.  TCM believes correctly that energy circulation along the meridians can block or cause problems in the flow leading to many kinds of sicknesses and ailments.

Acupuncturists use needles at sites called acupuncture points or acupoints.  These sites connect to the meridians and the needles cause adjustments in the energy flow enabling energy to pass through other pathways or remove the blockage altogether.  Acupuncturists work on meridian maps charted thousands of years ago and with their experience properly identify where the needles should be applied for a specific type of ailment.  Treating the right pathways always leads to the resolution of the problem.

The conditions that acupuncture has treated are varied and numerous.  Acupuncture has been used to treat addiction, internal problems, depression, migraines, arthritis, anxiety, emotional problems, obesity and many kinds of pain among others.

For those without any knowledge of acupuncture a little research on this treatment can make you realize its potential benefits for you.  Be sure that acupuncture is a valid treatment for your health problems; not every illness or disease can be cured by acupuncture but if it does, it can be a superior alternative to conventional Western medicine.  It is best to look around for a qualified and experienced practitioner.  There are excellent acupuncturists who are advertising online; however it s best if the acupuncturist comes highly recommended by your physician, family or friends.

With, a good acupuncturist, the treatment session should be pleasant without any complications or side effects, which is what acupuncture is supposed to be; side effect and complication-free.  An experienced acupuncturist knows how to apply the needles in a painless and soothing manner.

Acupuncture is a completely natural and safe treatment.  It is no doubt an effective treatment for many kinds of conditions and compared to Western pharmaceutical drugs, it is completely natural with zero negative side effects.

Written by Valerie

September 3rd, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Acupuncture Orlando for Extreme Fatigue

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Extreme fatigue is more than dragging oneself into doing and going through unpleasant, unwanted and dissatisfying activities or being sleepy all the time.  It can present itself as sleeplessness and/or pain felt allover the body.  Fatigue can also be a sign of an underlying disease such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines and allergies (asthma) to name a few.  However, extreme fatigue can be ably treated with acupuncture Orlando.

The Chinese who invented acupuncture believe that a vital energy called chi, like blood, flows within the body through invisible energy network pathways called meridians.  A fatigued person has one or more meridians blocked and acupuncture is the most efficient treatment to reestablish unhindered chi flow in the body to help bring back the body to its most healthy and balanced state.

Stainless steel single-use, disposable and sterilized hair thin needles are inserted into sites called acupoints, which themselves are connected to the obstructed meridians.  The neurons under the skin are activated by the needles that signal the brain to produce and secrete specific hormones as well as endorphins that work in allaying the aches and pains associated with fatigue.  Some medical researchers argue that acupuncture increases the flow of blood to the thalamus, which is the gland responsible for sending out pain messages to the body.

As an alternative to the needles, some handheld gadgets that produce electromagnetic wave impulses to mimic the same stimulating effects of acupuncture are available in the market although instead of the entire body being manipulated, only the hand and palm is.  This is just fine since the hand and palm also possess many vital acupoints that connect to virtually all the parts of the body especially the major organs and other vital parts.  This gadget uses electronic acupuncture and is very handy in delivering electromagnetic energy into the precise acupoints for the treatment of fatigue.

Because fatigue may affect multiple organs, the treatment often would entail several needles for several organs.  A weakening of energy caused by chi stagnation on an organ such as the kidney may affect the energy balance of the lung, heart, liver, spleen etc.  Therefore, it is often the case for extreme fatigue that several organs are treated all at once.  Multiple acupoints are common for extreme fatigue and besides correcting energy imbalances, some needles are also utilized to help stimulate beneficial chemicals and hormones as well as remove energy blockages to help the body feel relaxed and calm.  This will result in the raising of the energy of the body, the removal of stress and pain, the mitigation of the other symptoms of fatigue and the normalization of body functions, which will allow the body to feel refreshed, rested and revitalized.

Written by Valerie

July 3rd, 2011 at 7:56 am

Acupuncture Orlando as a Cure for Addiction

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Acupuncture Orlando is getting to be known as a great tool in neutralizing various kinds of addiction., from heroin addiction and alcoholism to overeating and cigarette smoking.

Acupuncture was first utilized as a supplementary modality for methadone treatment, however, physicians began seeing acupuncture alone as a better treatment that methadone therapy was scrapped altogether from the therapy.  Some research indicated that the efficacy rate of acupuncture as compared to mainstream therapies is qualitatively higher.  Furthermore, since methadone is highly addictive itself, used in lieu for heroin for heroin abusers, acupuncture creates no such dependency issues since it is a procedure that allows the body to heal itself efficiently and in a natural safe way as well as useful for treating various kinds of addictions.  It is used for the treatment of cocaine and crack addiction, heroin addiction, alcoholism, LSD users and amphetamine and barbiturate abusers.  Addicts manifest a substantial waning in drug cravings, a substantial relief from withdrawal symptoms and feelings of tranquility and improved sleep after treatment with acupuncture.

Acupuncture increases endorphin production and secretion in the nervous system. Endorphins are the body’s natural opiates and act as natural painkillers of the body. They are usually released through exercises such as distance running and cause the feeling aptly named “runner’s high”, a delightful sensation long-distance runners who have ran a five-mile line experience.  Doctors have discovered that withdrawal symptoms caused by people quitting drugs or cigarette smoking are mitigated by stimulating the increase of endorphin level in the central nervous system.  They also observed that food cravings are likewise lessened by the increase of the body’s endorphin level.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) premises itself on the existence of two forces of yin and yang – complementary opposite forces believed existing in all of nature. Healthy individuals have a relative balance of yin and yang. In an addict, yin deficiency is experienced. TCM states that yin relates to substance, passivity, quietness and the water element. Yang is associated to kinetics, function and the fire element. When yin is weak, fire runs “amuck” or rages uncontrollably. If there is not enough or no yin to nourish it, then yang burns on with no substance to actually burn, hence the term “empty fire.”  On an emotional dimension, this imbalance engenders experiences of despair and meaninglessness.  On the biological level, the opposite manifests in extreme hyperactivity.  The person is compelled to abuse and the drug stokes the fire more and causes further weakening of yin; hence, the illusion of power is felt, joy and elation he/she feels is superficial and fleeting sinking the person more into deeper desperation.

The treatment is about inserting needles at specific points in the ear for about 45 minutes. The treatment often creates a soothing sensation on the body and mind – tranquility and completeness flood the mind and body of the patient. The treatment reinvigorates the lungs, kidneys and liver; the affected organs of yin-yang deficiency.

Written by Valerie

May 7th, 2011 at 10:51 am