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Do you know Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the most widely-recognized and highly recommended treatment methods in the realm of alternative medicine in the western world today. Acupuncture treatment is derived from traditional Chinese medicine in which fine needles are inserted at certain points on the body for therapeutic or even preventative purposes.
Acupuncture is often seen as a form of CAM (complementary or alternative medicine), although it is often used in many general medical practices, as well as the majority of pain hospices and clinics all across the world. Acupuncture is available in both Eastern and Western methods of diagnosis and treatment.
Oriental medicine and Westernized medicine are quite different in their diagnosis and treatment approach; western medicine views the human body as a collection of separate systems and the use of acupuncture is after a traditional Western medical diagnosis.
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How does acupuncture work?
There are numerous theories about how acupuncture works. Some of them are:
- Acupuncture stimulates the release of pain-relieving endorphins
- Acupuncture influences the release of neurotransmitters, substances that transmit nerve impulses to the brain
- Acupuncture influences the autonomic nervous system
- Acupuncture stimulates blood circulation
Clinical Research (NIH) demonstrates that Acupuncture
- Stimulates bone regrowth
- Regulates blood pressure
- Increases red and white blood cell count
How are acupuncturists educated?
Today, acupuncturists undertake three to four years of extensive and comprehensive graduate training at nationally certified schools. All acupuncturists must pass a national exam and meet strict guidelines to practice in every state.
Is acupuncture safe?
Yes! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates acupuncture needles for use by licensed practitioners, requiring that needles be manufactured and labeled according to certain standards. For example, the FDA requires that needles be sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use by qualified practitioners only. When performed by a properly trained and licensed practitioner, acupuncture is safe and effective, free from adverse or addictive side effects. Commonly, a sense of relaxation and well-being come about during and after treatments. While experiencing therapy for one weakness, other imbalances may resolve alongside. This is a common side benefit that again demonstrates the value of balancing the quality and quantity of “vital energy” within the entire person.
What can be treated with acupuncture?
Acupuncture treats two different states of being, the disease/illness half and the general well being half. Regular health problems and chronic conditions, for which drug therapy and surgery have not been effective, often benefit from Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine. These include yet are not limited to:
- Back pain
- Tennis elbow
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Bell’s Palsy
- Peripheral Neuropathy
Allergies & Skin Issues:
- Hay fever
- Heart attack
- Cholesterol imbalance
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Acid reflux
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Crohns Disease
- Menstrual pain
- Irregular menses
- Uterine bleeding
- Morning Sickness
The second realm of what acupuncture can treat falls under the state of well-being in the individual. The overall well-being of the individual consists of the strength of the “vital energy” and the body’s vulnerability to stress. Tune-ups are done twice a month with patient to strengthen their “vital energy” and decrease their stress levels. The amplification of the “vital energy” will allow fewer imbalances to occur, minimizing the build-up of weak energy that can accumulate and cause a failing of the body’s self defense mechanisms.