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The Very Safe Healing Art called Acupuncture Miami

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It is rare to find a Western type of modality that does not have side effects if such a modality exists at all.  Acupuncture is an Eastern form of treatment that can boast to have no side effects at all.  It is a 5000-year-old treatment procedure not only effective but a natural form of treatment and very safe to use as well.  The many kinds of benefits of acupuncture are not fully known by a majority of people and this treatment has oftentimes been overlooked and not truly appreciated.

Acupuncture was first historically recorded around 3000 years ago although it was used already thousands of years earlier.  The acupuncturists of yore observed that the body is animated by an energy that has its own network of vessels that allow it to travel through all parts of the body.  They named this chi, which in Chinese means vital force or life energy.  Chi travels throughout the body on invisible energy pathways called meridians and these meridians are connected in one form or another to specific major organs in the body like the lungs, heart, kidneys, etc.  Just over where meridians run are parts in the skin called acupuncture points or acupoints.  These are points that are connected to the meridians and where the needles are inserted during an acupuncture treatment.  The inserted needles affect the flow of chi stimulate the meridians to elicit certain physiological effects.  Today’s technology has made it possible to measure the electrical charges flowing in the body and detect the meridians where the electrical charges flow.

The health problems in the body experiences are due to poor energy flow in the body.  When chi flow stagnates because of a blockage in the meridian, the organs associated with the blocked meridian becomes blood and energy deficient.  This is where acupuncture comes in.  What it does is to remove the blockage or redirect blood and chi flow to restore energy balance and improve blood flow in the body.  Once these are done the body starts to recover from its ailment and pain disappears.  Acupuncture needles which are very thin filform needles are introduced into the acupuoint where the affected meridian is attached to.  The needles help stimulate the central nervous system to release beneficial chemicals to remove pain and improve immune system function.  These all lead to the treatment of disorders and resolution of symptoms.

Because needles are used, people tend to fear acupuncture.  Under the hands of a qualified and skilled acupuncturist the sole thing felt is a slight sensation or sometimes nothing at all when the needles are inserted into the skin.  This slight sensation immediately goes away and replaced by a feeling of comfort and tranquility once the effect of the treatment sets in.

Written by Valerie

September 3rd, 2012 at 2:28 am

Chemotherapy and Acupuncture Miami

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Acupuncture has been highly recommended by many physicians and patients as a very good vehicle for achieving well-being in the mental, emotional, physical and even spiritual sense.  It is one of the oldest medical treatments in the world dating back more than 2500 years ago.  Acupuncture utilizes reed-thin needles inserted and left in place for 30-40 minutes in certain parts of the skin to take away many types of pain and disorders.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture assists in balancing and normalizing the body systems to make them function efficiently.  Acupuncture restores balance and enables healthy unhindered energy to flow in the body.  Western science does not fully understand how acupuncture works but acupuncture has shown its effectiveness in relieving many kinds of pain and distress including the alleviation of nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy is a very toxic treatment for cancer and it involves the use of chemicals to kill cancer cells; however, its toxicity kills not just the cancer cells but the healthy cells as well. Its track record of treating cancer is very poor and yet it is the main “therapy” used by almost all hospitals in the treatment of advanced cancer.  Its horrible side effects can be effectively remedied by acupuncture and all cancer patients given acupuncture treatment after chemotherapy can benefit greatly from acupuncture, especially the lessening of nausea and episodes of vomiting, according to the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

For the treatment of nausea, the acupuncture point P6 located in the wrist is usually treated with a needle.  Besides needles, this point can be activated through electro-acupuncture, electro-stimulation without the use of a needle or acupressure.  In one of the issues of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a large percentage of patients undergoing high-dose chemotherapy experienced less bouts of nausea and vomiting through electro-acupuncture in combo with anti-nausea drugs.  .  This proves that alternative modes of treatment such as acupuncture can be very beneficial for patients coping with the side effects of chemotherapy.  A number of oncologists then are recommending acupuncture nowadays to their patients before and after chemotherapy.

In a research experiment done in December 2000, more than a hundred women with breast cancer who underwent chemotherapy before having bone marrow transplants took anti-nausea drugs.  Besides taking -nausea drugs, some were also treated with electro-acupuncture once a day for five days, some were treated with minimal insertion of acupuncture without electrical stimulation once a day for five days and some were not given acupuncture at all.  The women treated with electro-acupuncture had substantially fewer episodes of nausea and vomiting A few percentage of those given acupuncture without electrical stimulation also had less bouts of nausea and vomiting while those not given acupuncture treatment at all experienced nausea and vomiting.  This experiment showed the efficacy of acupuncture in treating nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy.

Acupuncture Miami, One of the Best Ways to Lose Weight

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At 40 years of age and beyond, the body’s ability to burn calories efficiently begins to wane.  The metabolism of our body weakens and as a result we need to do things twice harder on things or activities we did when trying to lose weight.  In other words, losing weight at age 40 and above can be become much more difficult to accomplish because of the aforementioned reasons.  Oftentimes, out of sheer frustration after doing long arduous minutes of very hard workouts, we see a mere fraction of weight loss compared to a pound or more that would have been shed during our younger years and we start to think that if all of these workouts are still worth the pain of losing merely a minute amount of weight.

For those who rarely or do not workout at all, dieting can be a less stressful way to lose weight.  The problem with this type of weight loss is that oftentimes the urge to overeat is always felt when we diet and it is highly likely that we give in to this urge.  It takes a strong will to be able to go through the first few days of dieting especially when food served in front of you are those that are the ones you love to eat.  Eating highly nutritious foods that can make you satisfied quickly with just a relatively few amounts of food intake is the best type of diet you can choose to help you lose weight.

Another way to shed kilos is by taking drugs that are designed to suppress your appetite.  This probably is the easiest way to lose weight.  The problem with this technique is that when used regularly, the potency of the drugs wanes and you will need larger doses when the regular dose is not enough to quell your cravings.  Furthermore and the worst part is that these pills contain toxins that cause harmful side effects to the body and when used in the long term can lead to kidney and liver problems as well.

One other way to lose weight that is not part of the mainstream weight loss programs is acupuncture for weight loss.  This treatment does not involve exercise dieting or drugs.  It is a novel form of weight loss treatment and a potent one in its own right.

Acupuncture Miami believes that all the pain and health conditions in our body stems from the imbalance of chi energy in the body.  When obstructions in the energy vessels (called meridians) arise, chi slows down or stops flowing resulting in chi deficiency in the deprived areas.  Acupuncture needles are used to unblock those meridians and allow chi to travel unimpeded and normally once more.  For slow metabolism and poor nutrient absorption leading to more eating and weight gain, acupuncture treats the imbalances in the digestive and hormonal organs to allow the body to work absorbing nutrients and burning calories efficiently once more.

Some Ways To Treat Depression and Anxiety

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Most therapists and doctors will prescribe patients suffering from mood disorders drugs.  A few may suggest scientific techniques such as electroconvulsive therapy, vagus nerve stimulation or transcranial magnetic stimulation for their patient’s depression or anxiety.  These may be all advanced techniques for the treatment of depression and anxiety but like drugs, they have serious body side effects and furthermore these side effects have long term effects which medical researchers have still little knowledge about.  If you are looking for ways to treat your mood disorder with less or no side effects, you may consider the alternative treatments for anxiety and depression including acupuncture, cardio exercises and meditation which are some of the truly safe and effective approaches to remove stress and extreme negative emotions such as depression and anxiety.

Acupuncture Miami – Acupuncture has no equal in terms of versatility and effectiveness in treating dozens of health conditions.  Some of the conditions acupuncture can treat are anxiety and depression and this has been validated by the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health by officially endorsing acupuncture as a valid treatment for anxiety and depression.   Acupuncture works on so many physiological levels in treating these negative emotions.  A qualified and well-trained acupuncturist uses hair thin needles inserted into strategic points in the body to regulate the physiological systems of the body and improve the flow of energy in the body.

Cardiovascular Exercises – Many people run and are active because it makes them happy.  It is a proven fact that cardio exercises including swimming, brisk walking, jogging and running, are extremely effective remedies for depression and anxiety.  This has been proven time and time again by scientists and psychiatrists.  Their researches have concluded that people who perform daily exercise are not easily prone to experience depression and anxiety.  These researchers have observed that exercise effectively neutralizes the stress or “fight-or-flight” hormones of people suffering from anxiety.  When performing arduous workouts the body organs function efficiently and the hormones are properly regulated.  This is important for emotional balance since an imbalanced hormonal function often causes emotional negativity.  Exercising for at least 20 minutes helps produce endorphins, which are the body’s “feel-good” chemicals and the body’s serotonin level is also elevated which effectively banishes any feelings of depression in the person.

Meditation and Breathing Exercises – It is a statistical fact that people who engage in breathing exercises and meditation live happier, placid and longer lives.   Meditation and deep breathing exercises relaxes the muscles and allows the mind to remove any heavy emotions that cause the muscles to tense in the first place.  When one is in this state, endorphins and other calm producing hormones are released removing any anxiety and depression in the mind.

Acupuncture Miami Treatment for Knee Pain

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Acupuncture Miami is a proven and guaranteed answer for pain and other kinds of ailments. Thousands of people in the United States now seek acupuncture treatment for the relief of pain. The National Institutes of Health has confirmed acupuncture’s power to neutralize knee pain induced by osteoarthritis.  The effect of acupuncture can help cut the down the need for pain medications by around 40% and also helps prove knee functionality by also around 40%.  A Danish study also proved acupuncture’s ability in providing alternative treatment for knee problems which considerably lessened the necessity for knee replacement surgery. Acupuncture can also sufficiently reduce swelling and pain brought about by rheumatoid arthritis, injuries, bursitis and swelling caused by tendonitis.

If a person is in pain, anything that reduces the pain is good and a 40% reduction in pain is truly good news for pain sufferers.  People with painful conditions usually experience an almost total (80%) relief from knee pain after eight acupuncture sessions.  What’s more the health benefit of needing less pain medication intake is obvious with the lowered risk of side effects connected to long-term medication use.  And talking about side effects, acupuncture has very few and minor side effects to speak of.  In fact, people who have tried acupuncture never complain about side effects and instead talk about the feeling of tranquility and comfort during and after the treatment.

Western medical science is puzzled about the true workings of acupuncture in treating health conditions but they do have two running theories about how it works against pain.  One theory called the Gate theory states that the acupuncture needles retard the nerve functions that send out pain messages.  Another theory is endorphins, which is the body’s own powerful natural painkiller, which when released removes or greatly lessens painful sensations. Both theories are accepted by the medical community but they are still merely the tip of the iceberg in explaining the entire mysterious workings of acupuncture in the body.

The needles used for acupuncture are entirely different from hypodermic needles and needles used for vaccine, dextrose or blood extraction.  Acupuncture needles are much smaller and a licensed and well-trained acupuncturist can insert these needles in the body with nary any pain felt by the patient.  For a typical pain relieving treatment six to twelve needles are used at the sore areas or on specific parts of the body.  Depending on the skill of the acupuncturist or the degree of severity of the pain, as few as one needle can be enough to relieve the pain.

Rather than taking painkillers, use acupuncture so that not only pain is relieved but the cause of the pain is treated as well.  Acupuncture is versatile enough that it can also be used in conjunction with other pain relievers or anti-inflammatories and is also good with massage and physical therapy

Written by Valerie

February 12th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

The Benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture Miami

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Cosmetic Acupuncture Miami seems to be a relatively new way of looking good but, in fact, it has been used for several decades in Asia.  Many anecdotes abound of Hollywood actors and actresses using acupuncture prior undergoing cosmetic surgery.  Even some cosmetic surgeons have confessed to undergoing acupuncture therapy just before they themselves get cosmetic surgery.  All these surgeons would recommend to their clients getting acupuncture treatment first before cosmetic surgery to make their skin healthier, pliable, and more responsive to surgery.

When skin is injured, the body produces and releases collagen into the injured area to repair it.  With cosmetic acupuncture, collagen is produced and released by the use of several very thin needles to the face.  The strategic placement of the needles makes it possible for the collagen to go to the target area to better skin quality in that area.  The needles also cause the muscles to contract thereby making the muscles and skin tighter. This helps reduce any sagging caused by aging.

Each patient has a unique skin quality and factors such as skin problems, genetic skin disorders, poor diet and sun damage will also likely wreak varying damages per person.  Of course, when the skin has been properly taken care of, treatment for cosmetic acupuncture will show quick and more quality results.  Age can also quicken results and individuals in their 40’s or 50’s have skin that respond very well to acupuncture.  Women in an older age group also can avail of cosmetic although there might be more sessions involved in their case.

Quicker results do not mean the instant and overnight results that cosmetic surgery offers.  Since cosmetic acupuncture assists the body to heal and make itself better in a natural way, the process takes typically three months before patients can see any improvement in their features.  But when the results become evident, the change has a more natural and vibrant glow on the person unlike the oftentimes superficial look that cosmetic surgery produces.  Wrinkles in the eyes and laugh lines disappear.  For many patients, many years pass by before the effect of cosmetic acupuncture wanes.

Almost all cosmetic acupuncturists will include diet modifications in their treatment program since they know that without the essential nutrients in the body, the skin will suffer even with regular cosmetic acupuncture.  They also will advise the patient to not use too much or no cosmetic products since most of these products have chemicals that are harmful to the body especially when they are absorbed into the skin.  Some of these products also cause skin problems such as acne and allergies.

Although it is highly recommended to consult with one’s physician first before going for cosmetic acupuncture, this treatment is very safe with a very good track record for safety.

Written by Valerie

December 25th, 2011 at 2:55 am

Acupuncture Miami for Extreme Negative Emotions

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For millions of Americans suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, acupuncture Miami can be the solution to your poor emotional health. Being a holistic type of healing, acupuncture integrates the body and mind processes and balances all physical and emotional dysfunctions in an effective and natural way.  Once you discover the superior benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of extreme emotions and stress, conventional treatments such as sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs, anti-depressants and mood-enhancers can be discarded. To uplift and improve the overall feeling of a person, nothing works as good as acupuncture.
To appreciate this treatment, first one must know what acupuncture is. Acupuncture is a millennia old Chinese treatment that involves the use of ultra thin needles inserted into the skin to remove diseases and body pains.  Acupuncture simply is the most effective treatment for anxiety, depression and sleeplessness. The foundation of this treatment rests on the balancing of the body’s life energy which the Chinese call chi and which maintains and sustains the person’s physical, emotional and spiritual balances.
Acupuncture utilizes different techniques in its treatment approach.  Some types of acupuncture will use needles and some will not.  Acupuncture techniques that use needles are electro-acupuncture which uses gentle pulses of electricity generated by a machine attached to the needles in the skin to treat a disorder and manual acupuncture, which uses massage therapy in areas where the needles are inserted.
For those who would rather not be treated with needles in their acupuncture treatment, techniques such as Acutron, T.E.N.S, Laser Therapy, ultrasound acupuncture, Moxibustion and Cupping are some of the more popular non-needling acupuncture techniques used.
If one has poor memory, acupuncture can also help to improve memory. Poor memory is many times the result of poor blood circulation to the brain.  Poor circulation to the brain can also cause nausea, migraine or chronic headache.  To treat these disorders, specific points are selected for treatment that allows more energy and blood to circulate in the brain thereby helping treat these disorders.  Memory is enhanced as well as concentration.  The other benefits of this treatment are improved appetite, feeling of elation and good sleep among others.
Back to those negative extreme emotions of anxiety, depression and sleeplessness or insomnia, acupuncture causes the release of natural painkillers such as endorphins and enkephalins to allow the body to relax and feel peaceful and calm.  Stress is removed and the muscles relax allowing blood flow to increase to all parts of the body.  All these contribute to a feeling of peace and relaxation that neutralizes any negative emotions such as depression, anxiety and emotional stress and thus help a person get adequate sleep. The needles for this kind of treatment are inserted on the fingertips or ear cartilages to get a positive relaxing stimulus.

Why Acupuncture Miami Treatment is so Popular

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For thousands of years, acupuncture Miami has been treating various kinds of ailments in Asia.  Today, it is still a wonderful treatment alternative for millions or even billions of people around the world.  Acupuncture is quite effective in treating disorders such as arthritic pain, neck and back pain, headaches, sinus problems, asthma and allergies.  Acupuncturists are the practitioners trained in using this ancient Chinese healing art to provide relief from pain and distress and for the management of chronic health conditions.

Because of its prolific benefits, acupuncture is now widely practiced all over the world.  It is a part of traditional Chinese medicine.  Its use in the United States has grown exponentially ever since it was first introduced as a novel but effective form of anesthetic during a highly publicized surgery in the 1970’s.  A growing number of people seek out acupuncture as their preferred mode of treatment because of its reputation as a really effective and natural treatment for many kinds of conditions.  Even those who are averse to needles go seek this treatment because they know they will be cured.  The needles are applied at certain points to treat certain conditions and they are thin enough and non-hollow to cause only the slightest sensation or even no sensation at all under the hands of an experienced practitioner.

Due to millennia of research and study, the acupuncture points, also called pressure points or acupoints, where mapped and determined a long time ago.  Each acupuncture point is   associated with a specific major organ and with certain physiological and emotional functions.  These points have even been empirically verified as true by modern Western science.  One major reason why acupuncture is sought after than conventional treatments is the fact that acupuncture does not use synthetic artificial Western pharmaceutical drugs so that there is no issue at all regarding side effects.  Many now are quite informed of the dangers of Western pharmaceutical products to the body and hence the wide popularity of acupuncture and other natural treatment alternatives.

Even for people diagnosed with terminal and grave conditions, acupuncture has found its usefulness in helping these patients effectively relieve the painful and distressful symptoms of their conditions.  For chronic back pain, acupuncture answers the problems and aches for even the most nagging, daunting and persistent kinds of pain when anything else has failed.

In terms of cost, some sessions of acupuncture can be significantly less costly than years or prolonged uses of medications, which for some has run in the thousands of dollars. Again, many prescription medications carry very harmful toxins that cause side effects and moreover, many of them are habit forming.  Compared to prescription medications, acupuncture offers a non-addictive and natural choice for treating illnesses.  Because of all these benefits, it is no wonder that acupuncture has been a popular form of treatment all over the world.

Written by Valerie

September 17th, 2011 at 11:57 am

Acupuncture Miami and Infertility Treatments

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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 Miami 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.

Acupuncture Miami is Good for Losing Weight

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Acupuncture Miami needles inserted into specific acupuncture points or acupoints have a beneficial electromagnetic effect on the body that causes the muscles to loosen up helping relieve pain and discomfort.  Aside from helping relieve muscle pain and tension, acupuncture is also a very effective tool in treating obesity.  More often than not, obesity is due to the busy and stressed out lifestyle of modern living.  People often do not get adequate sleep or they may sleep irregular hours, have no time choosing the right food to eat and instead settle on fast foods or foods on the go and they have no time to workout, exercise or indulge in sports.

Ancient Chinese doctors practicing different forms of traditional Chinese medicine have left manuals on how to practice healthy living regardless of race, color or creed.  Just by following these codes, good health will always be enjoyed.  A healthy lifestyle will always result in well-being that will last a lifetime.

Acupuncture makes one lose weight though the stimulation of the body systems that are responsible for the body’s metabolism, excretory and digestive processes.  Activating the digestive system, particularly the liver, kidneys, intestines and stomach among others, speeds up the digestion process and allows the efficient absorption of nutrients by the stomach and intestines.  Acupuncture also controls neural signals that manipulate hunger sensation causing fewer cravings.  It also activates the brain to improve the body’s metabolic rate allowing for better burning of calories.  It improves the blood circulation on the body’s excretory system normalizing and regulating bowel functions efficiently removing waste material from the body. Improved circulation also gives vitality to the body, giving the body extra energy that compels it to indulge in physical activities.

For one to lose weight effectively means to be conscious of the factors that caused one to accumulate unwanted mass.  If one’s lifestyle causes him/her to overeat, then the lifestyle needs to be addressed.   Acupuncture allows a person to combat cravings but it will not force or impose upon the individual the need to eat healthy foods.  That choice is for the person to make.  Be that as it may, acupuncture effectively relieves stress helping the body combat fatigue.  What the person needs to do is to regulate his/her sleeping hours, make modifications in the choices of food diet and undergo acupuncture treatment to help the body combat the cravings as well as cleanse and detoxify the body.  This will lead to not only a leaner body but a body functioning optimally free from any pain, stress, illness or discomfort.  Acupuncture also helps one to sleep better and soundly.

Living a less stressful and healthy lifestyle, eating good and nutritious food in moderation and acupuncture can guarantee weight loss and maintaining it permanently or at least in the long-term.