Acupuncture is a type of alternative medicine where needles are inserted into the body. It’s most commonly used as a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but its popularity is growing outside of Asia.
It can stimulate the body to heal naturally and restore good health while working to bring harmony and a holistic balance. Each patient receives a unique treatment plan for acupuncture to suit their different needs and the way their bodies react. According to TCM, pain is caused by the stagnation of Qi (known as energy), Xue (known as blood), and a blockage of meridians (causing pain). Acupuncture works to remove these blockages along the meridian pathways in the body, and, once the blockage is removed, the pain is gone and the Qi and Xue restored.
Symptoms Treated by Acupuncture
Acupuncture works well for a wide-ranging set of symptoms, whether inherent or acquired through every day life. Those can include:
● Addiction (Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking)
● Digestive Trouble
● Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
● Common Cold
● Dental Pain
● Chronic Fatigue
● Lower Back Pain
● Menstrual Irregularities
● Emotion Problems
● Eye Problems
● Morning Sickness
Types of Acupuncture
There are a few types of Acupuncture to try. Those can include:
● Needle: This is the most traditional, well-known treatments. Needles help rule out or confirm impaired nerve transmission to muscles. Normally used in manual procedures, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.
● Cupping: In cupping therapy, a therapist places cups on your skin—usually your back—to create suction and blood flow to the area. This therapeutic practice helps with pain, inflammation, and blood flow. You may recognize this from Olympics swimmer Michael Phelps.
● Chinese Medicine: As part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture works well with all of the various forms of herbal medicine, massage, exercise, and dietary therapy.