TOP ACUPUNCTURE QUESTIONS WE HEAR FROM PATIENTS
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a 5,000 year old Chinese system of natural healing, which is concerned with restoring proper energy flow to the various organs, glands, and tissues of the body on the premise that most diseases are the result of malfunction due to disrupted energies.
Where does the interruption of energy flow occur?
In either or both locaitons:
1) In the channels of energy flow, which are located throughout the body, just beneath the skin surface
2) In the spinal column where vertebrae may beome misaligned, thereby compressing vital nerve trunks.
How do you detect the disturbance in energy flow within a patient?
By many methods, including certain signs, symptims, pain spots, organ reflex points, and by pulse or instrumental findings.
Assuming I'm going to take acupuncture treatments, How are they performed?
First, the related skin points are determined. Then they are appropriately treated by one of over thirty methods of stimulation some of which are: Long needle insertion, short needle penetration, non-piercing needles, finger tip pressure, metallic balls taped to the points, electrical stimulation, moxabustion (the burning of herbs over the points).
What are some of the conditions commenly treated by acupuncture?
Textbook listed conditions run into the hundreds. Typical ailments usually responding to acupuncture health care includes: neuralgias, headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, tics, spasms, muscular rheumatism, neuralgia of the shoulders and arm, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, rheumatism, ulcers, stomach problems, diarrhea, hepatitis, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath, coughs, certain types of heart trouble, abnormal blood pressure, hemorrhoids, lumbago, bladder irration, bed wetting, certain kidney problems, female disorders, impotence, glaucoma (sometimes), weak eyesight, hay fever, loss of smell, tonsillitis, loss of hearing, skin conditions, and even nervous or psychiatric factors based on the fact that often mental problems arise from physical disorders.
Are spinal adjusting treatments necessary with acupuncture?
Absolutely. Spinal adjusting is part of the acupuncture health care. World authorities including Feliz Mann, M.D. of England; Paul Nogier, M.D. of France; and Kunzo Nagayama, M.D. of Japan are very empathetic on this aspect of "getting well". Dr Mann states that many internal diseases are cured by the spinal adjustment alone. Leaving the adjustment (chiropractic) out of the treatment plan invites failure.