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About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the strategic use and placement of thin needles to help relieve pressure and tension in the muscles and increase healthy blood circulation.

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Methods of Acupuncture

There are many methods used in acupuncture to relieve tension and stress in the muscles.

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Acupuncture Alternative Treatment

From arthritis to back pain, Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of conditions.

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About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a complementary, holistic therapy that stimulates certain areas of the body with needles to alleviate pain or treat health conditions. The technique first started over 8,000 years ago in China to relieve pain.

In 1810, Acupuncture made its way to the West through the work of Dr. Berlioz in Paris. He first treated a young woman suffering from abdominal pain, although other medical doctors considered his practice a reckless procedure. As Berlioz’s treatment proved effective, other therapists and doctors began using Acupuncture as a complementary treatment.

Today, 6.5 Americans use Acupuncture to alleviate their symptoms, helping them continue their health journey.

Methods of Acupuncture

  • Cupping

    Cupping Acupuncture

    Cupping is a technique that uses heated bamboo, glass or plastic cups to create suction along certain areas of the body. The suction draws the skin upward, which helps increase blood flow, loosen tight muscles, relieve neck and back pain, and reduce fatigue, anxiety and chronic headaches. Cupping can also help treat the common cold and other respiratory conditions.

  • Moxibustion

    Moxibustion

    Moxibustion like cupping, focuses on areas of tension to revive the energy or qi in the body. Moxibustion uses a dried plant and flower mixture called mugwort, which is spun into a large cigar-shaped stick and then lit. It is believed by Eastern medical practitioners that moxibustion helps move the natural qi in the body along common acupuncture and/or cupping points.

  • Auricular Acupuncture

    Auricular Acupuncture

    Auricular acupuncture or ear acupuncture, is incorporated into regular acupuncture practice and is generally used for addiction therapy, mood disorders and pain. Treating the ear with tacks (acupuncture needles) or Vaccaria seeds are believed to help improve and regulate the body’s internal organs and function.

  • Japanese Style Acupuncture

    Japanese Style Acupuncture

    Japanese-style acupuncture, which began as early as the fifth century, is similar to traditional Chinese acupuncture, but instead focuses on the acupuncturist’s sense of touch and communication with a patient. Japanese acupuncture applies thinner needles and uses moxibustion for additional heat therapy during a patient’s acupuncture session.

  • Korean Hand Acupuncture

    Korean Hand Acupuncture

    Korean hand acupuncture operates on the belief that the entire meridian system of the body can be found in the hands alone. It’s practiced by stimulating pressure points on the hands to regulate the body’s internal organs, which can help treat a wide range of ailments.

  • Medical Acupuncture

    Medical Acupuncture

    An alternative health care option, medical acupuncture has become most popular in the last 30 years in an effort to introduce patients to noninvasive or prescription treatment. During a session, a medical acupuncturist inserts sterile, thin needles along the body’s meridian system and areas in need.

  • Non-Insertion Acupuncture

    Non-Insertion Acupuncture

    Non-insertion acupuncture focuses on the same meridian system of the body as the traditional Chinese practice of acupuncture, but rather uses natural energy from an acupuncturist or medical laser to move positive energy in the body. It’s useful for removing blockages and promoting energy circulation.

  • Scalp Acupuncture

    Scalp Acupuncture

    Scalp acupuncture is the practice of applying acupuncture needles to a patient’s scalp, which is considered a gentle therapy for people of all ages, including children. Scalp acupuncture is commonly used to strengthen the immune system and help treat injuries and neurological disorders.

Problems treated with Acupuncture

Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat Disorders

Commonly treated problems of the ears, nose, eyes and throat are earache, ringing in the ears, hay fever and sore throat. Acupuncture is recommended for these areas of the body over cupping. The slight pressure of thin needles increases circulation, blood flow and energy.

Circulatory Disorders

Commonly treated circulatory disorders or problems include high blood pressure, cold hands and feet and anemia. Acupuncture, moxibustion and cupping are all beneficial for these circulatory disorders by recommendation of your alternative health provider. Your health provider will focus on increasing smooth circulation by using the body’s natural energy flow.

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Commonly treated gastrointestinal disorders are irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, food allergies, abdominal bloating and ulcers. Acupuncture and moxibustion are commonly used to treat these conditions to increase blood flow so the body’s organs can function properly.

Gynecological / Genitourinary Disorders

Commonly treated gynecological and genitourinary disorders include menstruation, PMS, infertility, kidney stones, chronic bladder infection, sexual dysfunction and impotence. Acupuncture and cupping are used to treat these issues and restore balance while focusing on increased blood circulation and energy.

Immune Disorders

Commonly treated immune disorders are multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes, psoriasis, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease. The use of alternative medicine, in this case, is known for creating balance and overall wellness in the yin-yang of the body. Acupuncture, cupping and moxibustion helps clear blockages in the body’s qi that are usually caused by bacteria, virus and/or toxins.

Addiction

Common addiction disorders that can be treated by acupuncture are cocaine, prescription pill, and heroin addiction. Acupuncture and acupressure are used to treat target areas like the ears. Stimulation of the ears focuses on the central nervous system and brain which are proven areas of mental fog or distress.

Emotional and Psychological Disorders

Commonly treated emotional and psychological disorders are stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression. Acupuncture, moxibustion, and cupping can help release body toxins, channel positive energy, and loosen tight muscles for better circulation. Better circulation and the release of environmental and mental stress can aid in lifting a person’s mood or emotional state.

Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders

Commonly treated musculoskeletal and neurological disorders are muscle pain, sciatica, stiffness, arthritis, tendonitis, headaches and migraines. Other conditions associated with the muscles and nervous system can be considered for treatment by your professional alternative healer.

Respiratory Disorders

Commonly treated respiratory disorders include asthma, the cold and flu, emphysema and bronchitis. Acupuncture and moxibustion have been studied by alternative health professionals in Japan to speed up cold recovery and improve asthma symptoms. For more serious conditions, like emphysema or bronchitis, alternative health is recommended to provide comfort and a stronger immune system.

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