What is medical acupuncture?
Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a safe, effective and drug-free therapy that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems. Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems.”
Medical Acupuncture is the development of TCM application and manipulation of fine disposable metal needles to specific points along channels of energy in the body called meridians. The control and regulation of qi and Xue in the body along these meridians is relatively painless and often is accompanied by a sensation or heaviness, warmth or movement of energy at the acupoint that has been stimulated by needle.
scientific research has proven acupuncture does regulate the function of Neurotransmitter and neuroimmune systems. There also is proof of increased body resistance to infections through enhancing the immune system and the ant paralytic effects of acupuncture.
Scientifically, one of the most accepted ways that acupuncture works is that when needing the acupuncture point, there is stimulation to the nervous system that in turn releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones that will influence the body’s own internal regulatory system. Researchers using brain scans discovered that acupuncture could alter blood circulation with in the brain, increasing the blood flow to the thalamus (the area of the brain that relays pain and other sensory messages) which would decrease the sensation of pain
MA with electric-stimulation technique present even long lasting results in pain management. Research has found during Electric-Acupuncture, endorphin levels rise in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid, it also affects certain neuroepinephrine. For the reason of the body’s neurochemistry changes, clinically, Electric-Acupuncture treatment has shown its ideal effect in helping patients establish their own natural healing ability in dealing with physical pain, emotional disorders as well as neuro-hormone imbalances.
Because so much remains to be understood about how to effectively treat, chronic disease.
it is essential that conventional physicians who treat people with chronic disease lice cancer HIV/AIDS become familiar with these systems and work, as partners, with those patients who are beginning to explore these treatments. It is also imperative that western physicians work directly with practitioner of alternative medicine, to determine how to integrate these approaches into a sensible and comprehensive treatment plan for a patient with chronic disease
A comprehensive analysis of the drug targets underlying current drug therapy undertaken showed that present- day therapy addresses only about 500 molecular targets. This represents ONLY 1% OF THE GENES FOUND IN THE HUMEN GENOME.
How many treatments will be needed?
That depends upon the duration, severity and nature of the complaint. Some acute cases many need only a couple treatment. A series of eight to sixteen treatments may resolve many chronic problems. Some degenerative conditions may require many treatments over a longer period of time.
How to prepare for the treatment? What to expect?
We will have a comprehensive health history intake and evaluation for the initial visit before the treatment. Avoid empty/full stomach, tightly fit clothes. Each session usually takes 20–45min For the first session, expect 1 hour including intake and evaluation.