What is Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in China more than 3,000 years ago and is used to diagnose and treat illness, prevent disease and improve overall well-being.Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on the concept of vital energy, or qi, that is believed to flow throughout the body. It is proposed to reculape a person's spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance. Among the components of TCM are acupuncture, herbal and nutritional therapy, restorative physical exercises, meditation, and remedial massage, and acupressure.
How does Acupuncture Work?
Modern scientific research has shown that acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals (endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers) in the muscles, spinal chord and braij. These chemicals decrease inflammation and pain. It may also restore balance to the hormone system. Acupuncture blocks the transmission of pain signals to the brain and increases circulation in the problem area, thus promoting tissue regeneration.
The stimulation of well defined acupuncture points the energy pathways can be reconnected and balanced the body’s vitality. The energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities and promotes physical and emotional well-being.
What can Acupuncture Help with?
Musculo-Skeletal：Pain, Numbness, Stiffness, Strain, Injuries, Fibromyalgia, Paralysis, Sprains, StrainsPain in Neck, Shoulders, Arms, Hands, Fingers, Back, Legs, Knees, Feet. Muscle Cramping, Arthritis, Sciatica, Disc degenerate, Traumatic injuries, Sports or Car Accident injuries, Tendinitis, Joint Problem, Facial Paralysis, Carpal tunnel Syndrome, TMJ, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Tennis Elbow, After Stroke recoveryNeurologicalHeadache, Migraine, Dizziness, Neuralgia, Facial Pain, Post-operative Pain, stroke Residuals, Parkinson's Disease, Memory loss, Bell's Palsy, SeizureEmotionalInsomnia, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, ADD, ADHD, Autism, Eating Disorder, anorexia, Bulimia, PTSDRespiratoryAllergy, Asthma, Sinusitis, Cold, Lung function disorderDigestiveDiarrhea, Indigestion, Constipation, IBS, Stomach acid , Heart burn, Diabetes, Weight control, Eating DisorderUrologicalSexual Dysfunction, Impotence, Frequent Urination, EDGynocologicalInfertility, Menopause , Irregular Menstruation, Painful Menstruation, PMS, Capsular Contracture, PCOS. Hormone unbalance, Induce labor(60-85%success), breech adjustment(80% success)CardiovascularHigh Cholesterol, Palpitation, Hypertension, High Blood PressureImmune SystemLyme disease, Skin problem , eczema , Skin itch, Cancer Support, HivesOthers
Fatigue, Gout, Stop Smoking(60-85% success), Drug, Alcohol and other Addictions(60-80% success), Increased Energy and Vitality, Strengthens the, Health Maintenance, After stroke recovery
Cosmetic acupuncture , Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture *Anti-aging, Reduce wrinkles, fine lines and folds, Facelift, Acne, restore body system*The International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture showing acupuncture may decrease of facial wrinkles.Their skin felt firmer to the touch and elasticity was improved.Acupuncture move blood circulation and stimulate the production of collagen.
How does Acupuncture Feel?
Most patients feel only minimal pain as the needles are inserted; some feel no pain at all. Once the needles are in place, there is no pain felt. After the insertion of the needles, patients can experience different energetic sensations such as warmth or pressure. Many patients describe the sensation as an unfamiliar but pleasant and relaxing feeling.
How Safe is Acupuncture?
Out of many millions of treatments in the West in the past two decades, very few problems have been reported. Currently, state and federal agencies have established strict procedures for needle sterilization.
Acupuncture needles are very thin and are made from stainless steel. The risk of bruising and skin irritation is less than when using a hollow needle.
What are the Types of Treatment?
Treatment with acupuncture needles is the most commonly used technique. However, acupuncturists may utilize other forms of treatment such as an energy lamp and a variety of acupressure and movement techniques. They may also recommend dietary modifications, herbal prescriptions and specific therapeutic exercises.
How Many Treatments are Necessary?
The number of treatments needed differs from person to person. It is not uncommon for patients to experience significant effectiveness after one treatment. Ten treatments within a four to five week period is a normal course of treatment, and then the case is evaluated. For complex or long-standing conditions, one or two treatments a week for several months may be recommended. For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required. For health maintenance, six sessions a year may be all that is necessary.
What is Chinese Medicine and Herbal Formula?
Chinese Medicine emphasizes a holistic approach that treats the whole person. Individual herbs are rarely prescribed alone in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The combination of herbs in a formula creates a new therapeutic agent that can treat much more effectively then a single herb. Chinese herbal medicine uses most of the plant. For some people, the herb has minimal side effects. The most commonly reported adverse reaction is minor gastrointestinal upset.
What research has been done?
National Institute of Health (NIH)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Acupuncture is recognized by the NIH and WHO to be an effective treatment for many medical problems. WHO recognizes Acupuncture as effective treatment for the following problem:
Addiction of Alcohol, Drug, Smoking, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue, Colitis, Common Cold, Constipation, Dental pain, Depression, Diarrhea, Digespive troqble, Dizziness, Dysentery, Emotional problem, Eye problem, Facial palsytics, Fatigue, Fertility, Fibromyalgia, Gingivitis, Headache, Hiccough, Incontinence( Indigestion, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Low back pain, Menopausa, Menstrual Irregularities, Migraina, Morning sickness, Nausea, Osteoarphritis, PMS, Pneumojia, Reproductive problem, Rhinitis, Sciatica, Seasonal Affectiva Disordar, Shoulder pain, Sinus( Slaep `isturbances, Smoking cessation, Sore throat, Stress, Tennis elbow, Tonsillitis, Tooth pain, Trigeminal neuralgia, Urinary Tract Infections, Vomiting, Wrist pain...
“…acupuncture is suitable for the treatment of many disorders including physical, psychological and emotional problems. In recent years, acupuncture has been embraced throughout the world as a result of its effectiveness…”
-The World Health Organization (WHO)“…showing efficacy of acupuncture, for example, in adult postoperative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting and in postoperative dental pain, addiction, stroke rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low-back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma… “- Office of Alternative Medicine,
NIH“…acupuncture may benefit to depression people. Unlike antidepressant drugs, acupuncture has no side effects, it may offer the best way to treat depression…”
- University of Arizona“…Recently found that traditional Chinese acupuncture significantly reduces pain and improves function for patients with osteoarthritis of the knee who have moderate or more severe pain despite taking pain medication…”- University of Maryland Center for IM
“…80 women who underwent IVF and received acupuncture, 34 women got pregnant, a success rate of 42.5%. Of the 80 women involved in the study who received IVF without any acupuncture treatments, only 21 women (26.3%) became pregnant…”- German study, 2002
“…Tradictional Chinese herbal products used for menopause. It is effective in reducing the hot flashes, ….”- Maturitas medical journal