i recently started doing acupuncture once every few weeks, and i suggest that anyone with anxiety issues or depression or anyone that even has trouble relaxing should try it. it gets positive energy and chi flowing and provides the best natural high.
is a topic that is always discussed by people who are interested in this kind of
alternative medical treatment
. Acupuncture is an ancient treatment known for a long time ago in China. This kind of
is relatively safe and natural. It is based on holistic approach where the emphasis is put on the cause and prevention of the illness.
This treatment works by inserting needles at specific points in the patient’s body. These needles are inserted up to a certain depth under the skin. The concept of how this method work is by finding a balance between the “Yin” and the “Yan”, or the “Gi” and “Chi”, these are also known as the body’s energy zones. There are 350 points from which this energy flow can be accessed.
It is believed that when a person gets sick it is because of an imbalance that has occurred in his body. Through accessing these points the balance is restored again throughout the body. Nerves, connective tissues, and muscles are stimulated during this process. Body’s natural pain killer is also stimulated.
Studies have proved that one of the important acupuncture benefits is the decrease of pain. It is an effective pain killer that has been used to control the pain that is caused by surgery. By using it during and after surgery patients need to use less amounts of pain killers. Pregnant women who suffer from indigestion also can
benefit of acupuncture
People suffering from lower back pain can seek help with this method as well. The lower back pain originates from bones, ligaments, and muscles. All these tissues act together and can contribute to back pain. Using acupuncture helps in relieving the pain and in helping the patient to tolerate the pain.
Psychological illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, can be also cured with this kind of treatment. These psychological problems occur when a person has a feeling of not having control over his life, which is usually accompanied with feelings of despair and hopelessness. These are areas where acupuncturists have treated well.
Fibromyalgia is a form of arthritis. The way it differs from arthritis is that it expands to the muscles thus causing a greater extent of pain. Successful treatment of this kind of disease is one of the acupuncture benefits. Using it with this kind of disease will alleviate the pain associated with it thus reducing the need for pain killers.
benefits of acupuncture
also extend to cure chronic diseases such as asthma, allergies, rheumatoid, arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, migraines and headaches, and many more. In addition to curing all these diseases, this ancient treatment can give a boost to the immune system as a whole and increase the circulation in the body.
Although acupuncture is very safe to use in case it was applied properly it still has some minor side effects.
In rare cases needles might break and cause damage to the internal tissues. Another rare occurrence is the collapsing of the lungs in case the needle is inserted in the upper back of chest deeper than needed.
Some people can suffer from minor bruises or bleeding due to using the needles. This treatment is not recommended for people who suffer from bleeding disorders or for those who take blood thinning medications.
Acupuncture benefits are very numerous and it is used as an ancient alternative to current medications. A lot of people prefer using it since it is all natural and does not include any chemical medications. Using this kind of treatment is a matter of personal choice. Due to its uprising popularity and relative safety it is advisable to consider it as one of the possible treatments that can cure many diseases.
are inserted in specific areas of your body to heal the root cause of an illness or pain. When people hear of acupuncture at the beginning they tend to associate it with unpleasant and painful feelings that they get when getting a shot at the doctor’s clinic.
This wrong association is inhibiting a lot of people to try
as an alternative form of treatment. This kind of alternative treatment can be very relaxing and many of those who took the treatment went asleep during the treatment session.
Through this post I will debug the myth that is connected to these needles and offer some information about how these needles are used.
Compared the needles that are used in the Western therapy,
are very thin. They are used to stimulate certain areas in the body known as the acu-points, which are connected to fourteen meridians, the pathways of energy that flows through our bodies. The acupuncturist who is treating you will determine how many needles will be used, the size, and the place where these needles will be inserted.
Due to the small size of these needles usually no pain is felt when inserting them in the body. A slight prickly sensation might result which will fade away after the needles are in the body.
There are two different styles where acupuncture is used: Chinese and Japanese. However both emerged from the ancient Chinese medical society 4000 years ago. Although these are considered as two different approaches, both are known to produce a great effect towards healing the body from many serious physical and psychological health conditions.
When acupuncture was introduced to Japan, the first
were blind, and here where the difference in the two approaches appears. The specialists used extremely gentle touches and palpations to determine where to insert the acupuncture needles.
Japanese acupuncturists usually perform a verbal investigation about the case before starting. During the treatment session they take the pulse multiple times and use gentle touches and palpations to determine the places where these needles should be inserted. Usually Japanese acupuncturists use as little needles as possible in the course of their treatment. These needles are inserted at shallow levels below the skin.
The Chinese believed that more is better. They use many needles and the needles are thicker. They also increase the intensity of the energy released by manipulating the needles after they insert them in the body.
Before beginning the treatment the Chinese acupuncturists does a thorough checkup to find out any relation to a medical history. The specialist takes your pulse only once and examines your tongue to discover any bodily signals. What amazes most people when they undergo this treatment is that by only examining the tongue and taking the patient’s pulse the Chinese acupuncturist can find out what is happening inside your body.
In both approaches a thorough verbal examination is made to discover the origin of the disease or pain. The questions asked might seem irrelevant to you but you should keep in mind that this ancient Eastern medication uses a holistic approach when treating any health condition.
Although there are some differences between the Chinese and the Japanese approaches to
, the two approaches are considered very effective and they are gaining more popularity in the Western world.