Acupuncture is a Safe and Natural Therapy to Improve Well-Being
Acupuncture is a form of medicine in which FDA needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). TCM is based on Ancient and Modern based medical knowledge. There is a diverse range of acupuncture theories based on different philosophies, and techniques vary depending on the country in which it is performed. The method used in TCM is probably the most widespread in the United States. It is most often used for pain relief, though it is also used for a wide range of other conditions. Acupuncture can also be used in combination with other forms of treatment.
- Pain Conditions: Musculoskeletal Pain (back, neck, knee, shoulder, elbow, etc.), Arthritis, Migraines, Headaches, Sports Injuries, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, Post-Operative Recovery, Nervous System Disorders.
- Respiratory Disorders: Asthma, Allergies, Sinus Problems.
- Gastrointestinal Disorders: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Food Allergies, Ulcers, Gastritis, Acid Reflux, Indigestion, Constipation/Diarrhea.
- Women’s Health: Infertility, PMS, Menstrual Irregularities, Endometriosis, Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome, Menopause, Hormonal Imbalances, Pregnancy Conditions, Postpartum, Reproductive Disorders, Breech Baby.
- Men’s Health: Incontinence, Reproductive Disorders, Prostate Problems.
- Mental/Emotional: Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Sleep Disturbances, Stress.
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture is based on Anatomy Physiology and pathology. The earliest text, Neijing was written as early as 220 CE. When an acupuncture needle is inserted into the body a chain of events occurs that affect blood flow, and neurological responses such as the production of serotonin, dopamine, and Norepinephrine. Creating a cascade of the body’s own natural healing abilities.
FAQ: The Acupuncture Appointment
You’ve taken the plunge and have book your first acupuncture appointment. You maybe feeling excited, or even nervous or perhaps a little bit of both. That is totally Normal. Here is a list of the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about what to expect.