Month: January 2016

Take the Holistic Route of Treatment Dating Back Thousands of Years

images (12)Tired of excruciating pains arising from your joints? Do you suffer from long-standing chronic diseases that you can’t get rid of? Well, the answer is not always the high dosage of chemical medicines. Some people have the wrong conception that intake of heavy antibiotics or other chemical medicines will ultimately cure them of their diseases. Let us clarify once in for all that chemical medicines and treatment procedures are not the only and the most safest of all medication. There are several other ways you can treat yourselves in and they offer much more satisfactory results than your conventional medicines.

Acupuncture, for example, is a very viable and safe option for treatment. Some may question over its credibility and its actual effectiveness, but let us remind everyone that it’s no hoax that our long gone ancestors used this treatment method as their main option. This treatment was and always will be the safest form of medication known to mankind. It’s important to act on any revolutionary idea than to just think about it. These days more and more doctors and physicians are encouraging this method of treatment.

Over the years, technology has developed to an extended level and these days the profession of being an acupuncturist is a renowned one. For people who are unsure of its origins and authenticity, this process is a not a present day creation. This treatment process has been going on for thousands of years, and it is the most traditional and holistic method of treatment. The main advantage this treatment enjoys over other conventional treatments is the total lack of any side effects. There is no denying the fact that modern treatment procedures cure us of diseases, but it’s for the short run and can induce certain side effects on the patients. There are no long-term guarantees as to the total effectiveness of such treatment.

Basically, its is a process in which needles are inserted at certain pressure points in the patient’s body. Such insertions stimulate the muscles and nerves of the patients and causes extreme relaxation. With the help of this method, experts study all your symptoms and bodily disorders, then devise a procedure that is suited for you. The idea is to beef up your immune system so that in the future your body is more prepared to counter any diseases. This procedure is highly effective for those who suffer from long-term chronic diseases and are unable to get rid of the pains.

Moreover, HIV-infected patients have also reported us about getting much relief from pains. One of the main reasons why nearly the majority of the world population is leaning more towards this procedure and herbal medicines is that they are extremely affordable. As compared to other modern procedures, this is by far the most cost effective options.

 

How Acupuncture Restores Balance and Helps Us Heal Ourselves

download (69)“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.

But 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.

How does acupuncture work?

According to my handy little “Acupuncture in a Nutshell” booklet, this traditional Chinese medicine practice has been around for 5000 years.

Basically, practitioners of acupuncture are able to tap into the intelligent, energetic system that is inside each of us. Known as Qi (pronounced “chee”), this intelligent energy apparently maintains health and balance in the body.

When Qi is balanced and flowing freely through “meridians,” the body’s natural self-healing abilities are activated, enabling internal stability and harmony to occur.

Meridians are like rivers inside the body and Qi flows through meridians as an invisible current, energizing, nourishing and supporting every cell, tissue, muscle, organ and gland.

But a blockage in meridians will restrict the supply of Qi – and this blockage can manifest into various signs and symptoms. Over time, the body as a whole becomes weakened and its self-healing abilities are compromised.

An acupuncturist develops the skills to evaluate the quality, quantity and balance of Qi flowing within the body – and then gently places tiny, disposable, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points.

Acupuncture allows Qi to flow to areas where there is a deficiency and away from an area where there is an excess.

Benefits of acupuncture

1. It can strengthen the body and provide a strong foundation for the body to prevent future illness and disease – if a person has consistent treatments i.e. once per week, month, or 6 weeks. Consistency is the key. One or two visits 6 months apart will not do this – but can help to strengthen the body.

2. It activates the natural self-healing abilities of the body.

3. It is an ideal way to get well and maintain wellbeing at any age.

4. It is customized to the person being treated i.e. not the same treatment for everyone.

5. It can be an extremely relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Be Sure to Get a Registered Acupuncturist

The training for acupuncturists is either a 3 or 4 year program. So be sure to find a practitioner that is registered in the country in which they are practicing.

 

Acupuncture: Why It Is Hugely Beneficial to the Health

download (68)Depending solely on the modern chemical medicines is not enough in today’s times. Finding and practicing alternative medicine is becoming vital day by day. Fortunately, medical science has evolved a lot in the past few years to make alternative medicines a reality.

What is acupuncture?

It is the process of stimulating certain points along the surface of the body with the help of piercing of needles. It’s a therapeutic method that has been practiced for thousands of years and passed on for generations. Needless to say, it is one of the oldest and traditional treatment method in the world. This approach has been part of several researches to find the exact origins of its approach, but no conclusive data have been obtained as of now. However, the consensus is that acupuncture originated from ancient China.

There are several institutes these days who are offering this process to its clients throughout the years and will continue to do so the future. People need to realise that it’s great to be treated in a more holistic and traditional way without the use of any unnecessary chemicals. It’s been scientifically proven that this ancient medical therapy helps alleviate severe pain to a great extent.

Misconceptions

Some people have the misconception that acupuncture is a very painful process and as a result, many have reservations before opting for it. To be more specific, it’s an old wives tale that the insertion of needles in your skins is very excruciating, but in reality, patients hardly notice any pain.

Even babies have been treated and they hardly ever notice the needle insertions. But it’s imperative to ensure that under any circumstances, needles are not reused on other patients so that the scope of any infection or contamination is scarce. Diseases and their symptoms vary from person to person and so is their cure which is why extensive scrutiny on the patients is necessary to know more about their illness and provide treatments specialised for them.

Some of the benefits which are derived from this process are:-

• Increased blood circulation.

• Decreased inflammation.

• Relief from Pain.

• Relief from muscle spasm.

• Increase in T-cell count.

• Improvement of the immune system.

Patients who are suffering from chronic diseases or pains can better prepare their bodies to self-heal with the help of this process. Moreover, after several researches, it has been proved that this is a realistic solution for the HIV-infected patients to minimise any pains or discomfort in their bodies. Needless to say, there are several health benefits of this holistic treatment; you’ve got to try it for yourself to reap its rewards.

 

Acupuncture Treatment and Its Benefits

download (67)Acupuncture is a medical treatment that helps to cure many health issues and alleviate chronic pains from the body. According to western belief, it is not a system of inserting needles in the body and relieving pain rather it is a complete medical treatment that focuses on maintaining energy levels, fix body imbalance problems, treat diseases and general health issues. Along with these medical treatments, this
therapy comes with a lot of advantages which are mentioned below:

Reduce Depression Rate

Acupuncture is a perfect medical treatment you can choose if you are going through depression. The therapy helps you fight against the anxieties and make you positive which ultimately kick away your depression and let you feel healthy.

Cure Migraine problem

Studies reveal that a migraine can be permanently treated through this medical protocol. The basic reason behind this problem is a tension which is alleviated through this medical treatment and it also puts an end to the migraine problem.

Treat Headaches

Headaches shall never be considered normal as they do not take long to convert into a harsh problem. Generally, people suffering from headaches take tablets to aid it for a while. But, this can be permanently cured using acupuncture medical treatment. Not only does it heal the headaches, but stimulate your nervous system as a whole.

Encourage Fertility in Women

This therapy works very well for the barren women. Taking this medical treatment increases the fertility rate in women by at least 50%. Additionally, taking it particularly to increase fertility can increase the effects and will be a perfect choice.

An aid to chronic back pains

8 out of 10 people today suffer from back problems. According to a recent study, acupuncture is effective in treating back pains permanently. It stimulates the nervous system, which activates the chemical release into the muscles, brain, and spinal cord. These chemicals give energy and aid the back problems.

Assist in reducing weight

Acupuncture boosts up the metabolism rate, which is essential for maintaining body weight. This medical treatment supports weight loss by stimulating your system as a whole. You ultimately start fighting with your cravings and choose healthy food options. The healthy body also feels like exercising and maintains the body weight or reduce it as desired.

Acupuncture for Digestive Problems

With modern lifestyle, digestive problems are common. These problems can be cured easily with acupuncture therapy. Targeting certain points, this therapy accelerates the digestive system and helps improve the metabolism rate.

Acupuncture is simply a solution to many health problems and helps you recover from the chronic pains permanently.