Are you frustrated from not getting the answers and results you seek for health condition?
Are allergies, pain and stress interfering with your ability to fully enjoy life?
Are you looking for a holistic and natural way to solve your health problems without side effects?
Are you hoping to heal faster, feel better, be sick less often and recover quickly?
Is affordable healthcare a growing concern for you?
ACUPUNCTURE CAN BE YOUR ANSWER.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a well-developed comprehensive medical system which has flourished in the East for over 2,500 years. Acupuncture treats the whole person, body, mind, and spirit, not just the symptoms and thus promotes health, equilibrium and well-being.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine, sterile, disposable stainless steel needles into anatomical points on the body. Needling these points activates the body’s energy to treat injury, pain, dysfunction, and promote healing. Most patients feel a little tingling sensation coupled with a feeling of relief and relaxation.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model. The ancient people recognized the vital energy (Qi) behind all life forms and life processes. In developing an understanding of the prevention and cure of disease, the ancient physicians discovered a system of cyclic energy flowing in the human body along specific pathways (meridians). Each pathway is associated with a particular physiological system and internal organ. Disease is considered to arise because of deficiency or imbalance of vital energy in the energetic pathways and their associated physiological systems. The pathways of meridian of energy communicate with the surface of the body at specific locations called acupuncture points. Each point has a predictable effect upon the vital energy passing through it. Modern science has been able to measure the electrical charge at these points, thus corroborating the locations of the meridians mapped by ancient practitioners.
Oriental Medical has also developed methods of determining the flow in the meridian system, using an intricate system of pulse and tongue diagnosis. Findings from these modalities are combined with other signs and symptoms to create a composite diagnosis. An individual treatment plan is then formulated to induce the body to a balanced state of health. Many patients turn to acupuncture when other treatments have failed or simply to avoid drugs and their side effects.
The Western scientific explanation is that needling acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the body. These chemicals either change the experience of pain or trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones resulting in improved energy, physical, and emotional well-being.
Acupuncture treatments can be given in congruence with other methods such as, conventional Western medicine, osteopathic or chiropractic adjustments. It is important that your physician acupuncturist knows everything that you are doing, so he or she can help you get the most benefits from all of your treatments.
The Remarkable Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture treats the whole body from head to toe, including many chronic illnesses and health concerns that have no clear origin or cause. The goal is to maintain your health by treating both the root cause of the issue and its symptoms simultaneously. Patients committed to healthy lifestyles who receive ongoing acupuncture in a weekly or bi-weekly treatment program for maintenance and health promotion often experience:
- Spirit, mind and body at peak level of performance and well-being
- Improvement of vitality and stamina
- Being sick less often and recovering more quickly
- Being able to take care of their own health
- Relationships with others deepening and becoming more harmonious
- Reductions in long term health care costs
“Research into acupuncture as a medical treatment has grown exponentially in the past 20 years, increasing at twice the rate of research into conventional biomedicine. Over this period, there have been over 13,000 studies conducted in 60 countries, including hundreds of meta-analyses summarizing the results of thousands of human and animal studies. A wide-variety of clinical areas have been studied, including pain, cancer, pregnancy, stroke, mood disorders, sleep disorders and inflammation, to name a few.” The World Health Organization (WHO), Evidence Based Acupuncture by Mel Hooper Koppelman, DAc, MSc. Click here for the complete information.