Acupuncture is extremely safe. It an all natural, drug free therapy yielding no side effects except feelings of
relaxation and well being. There is little danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile,
used once, and then discarded.
The sensation caused by an acupuncture needle varies. Some people feel a little pain as the needles are inserted
but most people feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just a little larger than a cat's whisker or human hair.
Where the acupuncture needle has been inserted you may experience a vague numbness,heaviness,tingling,or dull ache.
Sometimes people experience a sensation of energy spreading and moving around the needle.
This is called the "QI sensation". All these reactions are good and a sign that the treatment is working.
After the treatment, you may feel energized or may experience a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
Treatment using auricular points were recorded as early as 500-300 B.C., in the Neijing. Diseases of various parts of the body can be cured by needling the corresponding ear point which promote Qi and blood in the channels, collaterals and the Zang Fu Organs.
Ear acupuncture is used for prevention and treatment of disease and also for acupuncture anesthesia.
The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) and American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders (ACACD) auricular acupuncture protocols are used around the world to help people deal with and recover from substance abuse. The NADA and ACACD protocol has been shown in a variety of clinical settings to be beneficial in the process of detoxification from substance abuse as well as to help with the emotional,physical and psychological attributes involved in addictions
In ancient times in China the cupping method was called "Horn Method"
Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of blood and QI within the superficial muscle layers. It is used
for sore muscles, tension, neck pain and the common cold. In this therapy your acupuncturist will place a small glass or
plastic cup over specific areas on your body. A vacuum is created under the cup using heat or suction. They may be
moved over an effected area or left in place. You may leave the office looking as though a large octopus gave you a
big hug. There is no need for alarm. The slight redness will quickly dissipate.
Moxibustion (moxa) means the application of heat to a specific area of the body for the purpose of treating disharmony. The term moxibustion is derived from the Japanese term "Moe Kusa" which means burning herb. Moxa uses an herb called Mugwort. Traditionally, the herb was picked in the fifth lunar month (before flowering) and dried for three years. Sun dried Moxa was more beneficial due to the added strength from the suns rays. It may be burned on the handle of a needle above the skin,on salt or on a slice of ginger.
"Pain is the body natural way to express defects and disturbances in our organism"
There is nothing more disabling than pain and patients willingly undergo various pain treatment protocols, conventional or otherwise, to alleviate difficult pain symptoms and sensations.
Conventional treatments insure positive benefits for the short term and may involve adverse side effects. Furthermore, although the main goal is pain elimination, its casues are often neglected.
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