What is Acupuncture?

 

More than 12 million Americans have used acupuncture either as an adjunct to traditional western medicine or as a stand-alone therapy because of its powerful healing effects.

Acupuncture is currently used by one third of the world as a primary health care system and has been endorsed by the World Health Organization.

Acupuncture has been used as a healing system for more than 2,500 years. It works on the energy force (qi) that runs in channels (meridians) throughout the body. Where the energy flow is disrupted due to trauma, poor diet, medications, stress or other conditions, pain or illness can develop.

Acupuncture focuses on correcting these imbalances so that the energetic flow can be restored and the body brought back into harmony, as well as relieving pain and other symptoms and strengthening the body. Balance is achieved by accessing the body’s qi via a prescription carefully chosen from the body’s 400 acupuncture points.

Acupuncture’s complex system of diagnostic methods aims to treat the whole person, not just isolated symptoms. Diagnosis is based on discerning the body’s patterns of disharmony and devising an appropriate treatment plan. The state of the body’s organs and meridians is determined by taking the pulse and looking at the tongue. A treatment plan is then drawn up based on the diagnosis and a detailed history-taking.

Who can Benefit from Acupuncture?

Acupuncture can benefit patients ranging from infants to senior citizens. Acupuncture is widely known to relieve pain but as recognized by the World Health Organization it can also treat a wide range of conditions including:-

Addiction
Adjunct Cancer Therapy
Allergies
Anxiety
Arthritis
Asthma
Back pain
Bel’s Palsy
Bladder issues
Bronchitis
Chemotherapy support
Childhood illnesses
Constipation
Colds
Cough
Depression
Diarrhea
Dizziness
Fatigue
Gastrointestinal disorders
Gynecological disorders
Headaches
Heart problems
High Blood Pressure
Immmune disorders
Infertility
Influenza
Joint problems
Kidney problems
Knee Pain
Menopausal symptoms
Migraines
Neck pain
Numbness
Paralysis
Pre-menstrual sysndrome
Rhinitis
Sciatica
Sexual dysfunction
Sinusitis
Skin problems
Stress
Tendonitis

An acupuncture treatment may also consist of the use of other therapies including:-
• Moxibustion - heat from a slow-burning herb is held over acupuncture points to stimulate the flow of qi and warm the channels.

• Cupping – warm glass cups are applied to the skin over acupuncture points to increase the circulation of qi.

• Electro-acupuncture - the flow of qi is enhanced by connecting acupuncture needles to an electrical stimulator. This technique is particularly useful in relieving pain.

 

Available Treatments Include:

CHRONIC DISEASES

Adjunct Cancer therapies

Autoimmune disorders

Diabetes

HIV treatment

Hypercholesterolemia

Hypertension

Multiple Sclerosis

 

CHRONIC PAIN

Arthritis

Back pain

Bursitis

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Knee pain

Neck pain

Sciatica

Shoulder pain

Tendonitis

Tennis Elbow

 

LIFESTYLE IMPROVEMENT

Anxiety

Depression

Energy Improvement

Hormonal balance

Insomnia

Menopause

Moving breach baby

Nutritional Counseling and Supplementation

Peri Menopause

Postpartum depression

Prostatitis

Smoking cessation

Stress Relief

Weight loss

 

OTHER HEALTH ISSUES

Addiction

Allergies

Asthma

Digestive problems

Dizziness

Elimination problems

Fertility

Gynecological

Headaches

IVF adjunct therapy

Migraine

 

 

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