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Chinese Acupuncture Therapy

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

chinese-acupunctureAcupuncture For Emotional Well Being

The art of acupuncture therapy spans back thousands of years to ancient China and has been refined over this long period of time. Practitioners of this ancient, holistic practice are skilled health professionals that take pride in their work and consider it to be a craft that has been passed down through generations.

Becoming licensed as a practitioner requires at least two hundred hours of hands on job experience under the supervision of a skilled, licensed practitioner in a clean facility. So, if you choose to use the services of a licensed acupuncturist you know you can expect a quality experience.

Acupuncture is the therapy of using thin needles inserted into strategic trigger points on the body to re-balance the body’s natural energy to prevent or treat various medical conditions. The nervous system and vital organs of the body may not be functioning at optimum levels so re-balancing is necessary.

The treatment of acupuncture therapy has grown in popularity in America, especially in the last decade. Many physicians are looking for alternatives to prescription drug therapy treatments because many patients are suffering severe adverse side effects to these pills.

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Can Acupuncture Help You to Quit Smoking?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

how-to-quit-smokingAcupuncture – Does it Help Quit Smoking?

Acupuncture is one of the most ancient medical sciences to heal the body from various medical ailments. It is a Chinese way to treat diseases and their associated signs and symptoms. Since centuries, this unique way of treating body has been used as major health science in various parts of the world, especially China and other Southeast Asian countries.

Acupuncture – a pricking way to stop smoking

Acupuncture can also work in erasing the desire and the need of smoking. In fact, for many holistic health care providers, it has become a preferred way to help quit smoking. With a success rate between 85-90% in decreasing the physical and emotional craving, acupuncture is the most promiscuous and most well-off way to get rid of smoking.

Acupuncturists say that there are very few withdrawal symptoms experienced since this unique treatment antagonizes the effects of abusing substances present in cigarette. The smoker feels calmness and tranquility once successfully undergone acupuncture treatment. The best part of treating addiction of smoking using acupuncture is it does not harm, alter or affect any of the bodily system.

effects-of-smokingThe mechanism of acupuncture to quit smoking

There are some portions on the outer ear those are focused by acupuncturist. The treatment is nearly painless and blissfully relaxing. The treatment uses ion pellet which is taped on the ear, with an advice that the smoker touch it whenever there is a craving to smoke. This has the effect of alleviating urges for nicotine. The cravings would be under control since acupuncture will stimulate endorphins that come from the CNS (central nervous system) which are the body’s natural opiates. They are considered to be thousands time stronger as compared to morphine to relieve the stress. Generally, a series of 4-5 acupuncture shots are recommended to quit smoking.

Acupuncture treatment for any health ailment is nearly pain free and the effects come for long period. The World Health organization (WHO) of the United Nations has recognized 47 different health ailments those can be successfully treated using acupuncture, nicotine addiction, being one of them.

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How Acupuncture Helps with Stress

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

stress-chiropractic-careStress: Research Shows How Acupuncture Helps

Some people don’t see stress as a big problem because it is a natural aspect of life. Nevertheless, many health concerns come from the ravages of stress. Many of the world’s greatest health concerns come from the harsh effects of continued stress on the body. Heart disease, obesity, headaches, sleep disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, and digestive problems have all been directly linked to stress.

Dealing with Stress

Everyone wants to lead a happy and healthy life. Unfortunately for many, stress creates myriad health problems that result in a less than optimal situation in their lives. People deal with stress in a variety of ways. Some of those ways can be just as or more detrimental than the stress itself. If you are abusing drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, or food to alleviate stress, then you are definitely on the wrong path.

If you are dealing with stress or anxiety in a way that is either ineffectual or harmful, you should consider acupuncture and its related treatments. Acupuncture could help you have more calm, serene days and restful, sleep-filled nights. Unfortunately, until recently there was a dearth of biological evidence proving how this occurs. A new study on stress and acupuncture is giving new insights into the biological processes.

acupuncture-medicalA Study on the Benefits of Acupuncture for Stress Relief

According to study researcher Dr. Ladan Eshkevari, who is an associate professor of nursing at Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies, this new study explores the biological mechanisms involved in acupuncture’s stress-relieving properties and helps us “understand what’s going on at a molecular level that helps explain acupuncture’s benefit.”

The researchers discovered that stress hormones were lower in rats that had received electronic acupuncture. Their results were published in the Journal of Endocrinology. They were able to show that the healing practice of acupuncture reduces stress and anxiety in those who receive it.

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How Acupuncture Helps Us Heal

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

acupuncture-healing-bodyHow Acupuncture Restores Balance and Helps Us Heal Ourselves

“The driving idea behind acupuncture is that you’re already in possession of everything you need to be well. Rather than focusing on what’s missing, and adding something to fill the gap, acupuncture takes what’s already there and rearranges it to restore balance. Acupuncture engages the body’s own healing mechanisms to address underlying problems.”

– AcuTake Website

Have you ever gone for an acupuncture treatment?

If not, you might find the experience surprisingly… enjoyable.

I have been going for acupuncture treatments for more than three years now and love it. The original reason I wanted to try acupuncture was for the tendinitis in my wrists (due to writing).

But like many people, I suspect, I didn’t get around to trying acupuncture until my mid-forties because I was wary of the needles. Okay, truthfully, the needles freaked me right out! I couldn’t figure out how all those needles – I don’t care what size they are – going into my skin couldn’t hurt.

acupuncture-needlesBut they don’t. Honest.

Instead, what the needles do, for me at least, is create an incredible sense of well-being and relaxation. Within minutes of the first needles being inserted, I begin to drift into a deeper level of consciousness.

My acupuncturist usually begins with my ears, for overall re-balancing, and then moves on to whatever area – often my forearms or shoulder – that needs attention.

After all the needles have been inserted, she waves some sort of nicely scented oil (such as lavender) near my face, then puts on the ocean-waves-lapping-against-the-shore music and leaves the room.

And for the next 40 minutes, that’s pretty much how I feel: like I’m floating on my back in the ocean.

So my acupuncturist sees two very different versions of yours truly on treatment day. There’s the bouncy, arms-waving-while-talking-a-mile-a-minute me who arrives for her appointment (with seconds to spare) and then there’s the quiet, relaxed, Zen-like (rarely sighted in public) version who drifts out an hour later.

As for my tendinitis? It is significantly better now that I am managing it in multiple ways: daily stretches, wearing wrist guards whenever I am typing, regular massage therapy and acupuncture.

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Would You Benefit From Acupuncture Treatments?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

benefits-of-acupunctureWould I Benefit From Acupuncture?

Many people have heard about acupuncture and the first comment is usually “Stick needles in me? No way!” In general, we fear that which we do not know or the unfamiliar, especially if we think pain is involved.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of medicine; it has been in practice for more than 2000 years! Acupuncture has provided billions of successful treatments with minimal side effects for centuries. In 1978 WHO, (World Health Organization) recognized acupuncture as a valid medical modality for treatment of various diseases and conditions.

grappin-acupuncture-treatment-clinicDespite the success and history of acupuncture, for many, the fear of needles is greater than the potential health benefits. If you are among those who have a fear of needles, you are not alone. Unlike getting a shot, acupuncture does not hurt. Sensation of tingling or mild electric sensation is possible. The acupuncture needle is so thin, thinner than a strand of your hair. In fact, approximately 14 acupuncture needles can fit in the hollow needle used for a standard blood draw. Think about that the next time your doctor orders a blood test!

acupuncture-medicalA licensed acupuncturist will use a single use sterile acupuncture needle recognized by FDA as a medical instrument. Acupuncture is a healing art; causing pain diminishes the body’s ability to heal, which is contraindicative of the goal of providing healing. The trained acupuncturist is skilled in placing the needles to maximize healing without discomfort or pain.

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Four Common Acupuncture Treatment Benefits

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

benefits-of-acupunctureThe 4 Common Benefits That You Can Receive From Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese therapists found acupuncture to be one of the best alternative therapies to cure a person’s ailments. It included the use of fine and sterile needles that were inserted into strategic pressure points on a person’s body and accordingly the flow of energy was neutralized. It is known to release good energy to the body and hence healing the ailments by stimulating the body’s power of healing all by itself.

There are several acupuncture therapists spread across the world that excel in the art of healing people by inserting very fine metallic needles below the skin and healing it. It is kept intact for a certain point of time and later removed to find the required results. It has several benefits to its name where people have found relevant results that have successfully improved their health without the use of artificial drugs.

grappin-acupuncture-treatment-clinicReduces pain in the body – Pain can be the result of various issues like accidents, muscle aches, arthritis, menopause, migraine, etc. and acupuncture is known to cure all such types of pain. The simple insertion of needles in the required area can help release such pain. It isn’t something that you can get rid of in a single day but after several sessions with the therapist can let you get rid of the pain naturally without any complicated diagnosis.

Stress reduction – Given the busy lives that you lead where there are several chores to attend to at your workplace or home, you end up having high-stress levels. It creates a pressure on your muscles and making it stiff. Using acupuncture therapy on the required pressure points can help you release the tension after the first session.

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