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Treating Very Painful Conditions with Acupuncture Orlando

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Acupuncture Orlando for the treatment of pain is far more effective than medications can ever be. Acupuncture is the process of inserting needles as thin as human hair at points in the body called acupuncture points to help stimulate physiological effects to relieve pain. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), life energy called Chi exists in the body and travels along invisible energy vessels called meridians. TCM believes that when chi stagnates, the body experiences pain and suffering. Acupuncture is required to restore normal flow of chi all over the body. This restoration takes away the pain and eliminates suffering.

Arthritis is brought about by swelling or inflammation of the tendons, ligaments or joints. Severity of the condition may range from joint stiffness to severe disability; this condition even becomes more painful as soon as the person wakes up from sleep. Arthritis manifests in the form of gout, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, all conditions that cause tremendous pain.

Acupuncture treatment for knee and ankle arthritis can effectively relieve the pain in just three or four sessions. For this type of treatment minimum of four to a maximum of 10 needles are applied to your skin and left there for 20 to 40 minutes. The needles target the muscles underneath the targeted meridians and the other affected tissues.

In the treatment for migraines, headache and sinus often giving rise to a pulsating, pounding and throbbing sensation in the head for migraine attacks and pain in the nose, eyes and temples, irritability, photophobia, fatigue, appetite loss, vomiting and nausea, for sinus, ear acupuncture is the best acupuncture treatment for these disorders.

For carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition manifested by numbness and tingling in the hands and fingers occasionally affecting the elbow also, acupuncture therapy is most effective via scalp needling. This procedure involves using magnets, staples and metal pellets taped on specific acupuncture points on the body, tongue, face and earlobes to give prompt relief from the distressful symptoms.

For fibromyalgia pain, acupuncture is also applied to the ears. Occasionally, parts of the body where the pain is felt needles are also inserted. As with the aforementioned conditions, fibromyalgia has no known conventional or alternative treatment. What is worse is that the medications that supposedly are there to alleviate the pain often result in serious side effects and more problems to worry about.

Practitioners often include Chinese herbal medicine to acupuncture to quicken the relief of pain and to extend the effectiveness of the treatment. The practitioner should be a licensed herbalist since there are herbal formulas that often counteract the effect of certain medications which some patients with these conditions are taking. Many patients have tried acupuncture do report a more substantial relief from pain that they have not found from their prescription painkillers.

Written by Valerie

February 19th, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Posted in Acupuncture