Prescription Drugs Aren’t The Only Way To Get Pain Relief.

5559700298_f8175e0522Acupuncture may have your solution if you are one of the millions afflicted by a chronic pain condition. In a treatment that is thousands of years old, you may find the answer to your suffering.

Many people suffer pain from trauma and surgery. Others from back pain, joint pain, headaches, and many other conditions. They are seeking alternatives to help alleviate their suffering without further risking their health as more people become more aware of the negative side effects of pain medication. Acupuncture is among the most successful natural methods of relieving pain. For over 3500 years, acupuncture has been used effectively. More than any other treatment known to man, it is said that throughout history, acupuncture has been performed on humans.

acupunctureDoes acupuncture clear your pain? Ancient Chinese medical theories contend that pain is symptom caused by blockages in the flow of energy through the body. Illness, injury, poor diet and even negative emotions can result in blockage. When the acupuncture needles are inserted, the blockage is removed and energy can flow freely as it should. The pain is eliminated once the energy flows. It is a safe, natural and effective form of treatment for people who have suffered many years with chronic pain, if performed by a trained and licensed Orlando acupuncturist. Acupuncture is an effective treatment method for many conditions and is now recognized by the World Health Organization. In the battlefield, even the United States Government is utilizing acupuncture to manage pain. Auricular (ear) acupuncture is providing soldiers with immediate and lasting pain relief from injuries.

What types of pain can be alleviated by acupuncture? A wide number of painful conditions can be treated with acupuncture according to modern medical studies. Tendonitis, back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, neck pain, migraines and headaches, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, heel pain, menstrual pain, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, diverticulitis, and pain from gout are some of the more common ailments that respond to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chinese Medicine can treat a very diverse spectrum of disorders.

If a person in Orlando has never had acupuncture, they probably wonder whether it is painful. In both children and adults, needle phobia is very common. With new patients, it is one of the biggest hurdles that acupuncture physicians must overcome. Acupuncture uses a very tiny needle. When a needle has been inserted, in most cases, a patient does not even know. What they feel rather, is the needle drawing energy from the acupuncture point. You will feel a tingle, pull, or pressure during this procedure. A medical syringe pinching your skin is much worse.

There is still hope for those that just can’t bear the thought of any needle coming close to their body. Most acupuncturists in Orlando currently use electric stimulation and/or lasers in their treatments. Without the use of any needles, it is possible to stimulate the acupuncture points and eliminate your pain with these tools.

The use of Chinese medicinal herbs to speed recovery time even more is used in addition to needles, like a classically trained acupuncture physician. The nature of the condition determines what different herbs are used. Helping millions of people, these herbs have been used in the clinical setting for thousands of years.

Millions of people suffer from a condition causing chronic pain; if you are one of these and you are not finding relief, look for an acupuncturist in Orlando who is licensed and board certified. You deserve good health. You deserve a life that doesn’t hurt. The answer you have been searching for could be acupuncture.

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Acupuncture in Orlando on Thumbtack

I got an e-mail from a new place called Thumbtack. It’s a website that allows service providers or local businesses to post their contact information so prospective clients can find them. I constantly get e-mails for these types of services as you probably do too, and I’m a bit skeptical of most of them because there are so many that are a waste of time. Many times I delete the e-mails because I just don’t have the time. But I’m glad I checked out Thumbtack today. Not only was I impressed with the level of sophistication of the websites’ interface, but I find the team behind it is up to something big. So I posted my Orlando acupuncture clinic. Check it out here –> Acupuncture in Orlando FL

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Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture

The heart of the concept of acupuncture therapy is that there is Qi – also known as chi – is a physical “energy force” that exists in every part of the living world. The flow of Qi in the channels of humans can be seen in the lines on the body of an acupuncture chart or model. Most practitioners believe that meridians exist as a separate system although sometimes in conjunction with the nerve and blood systems. These channels of energy are named after the body’s organs in order to describe a system of how one portion of the body works. For example, the liver in oriental medicine is described not as a physical organ as much as its role in moving Qi throughout the body.

Acupuncture, as it is known in the United States, is actually a mixture of herbology, acupuncture and other healing arts. A practitioner may or may not use needles, herbs, magnets, crystals or his or her own Qi. Each of these modalities has its own rich tradition and it is not necessary for an Orlando acupuncture practitioner to use all of them.

Acupuncture itself is the placing of very thin stainless steel needles into appropriate points around the body. The needle may go from 1/5 of an inch to 3 inches into the body depending on the treatment and the part of the body. We cannot say that this is always painless but it is certainly less than the hypodermic syringes we are all afraid of. Any pain usually dissipates within a few seconds. In its place may be a distending or slight heat sensation. The needles may go in the abdomen, arms or legs, head or in the ears. There are two notable recent offshoots of traditional acupuncture. Ear acupuncture says that all the organ functions can be seen in the ear. Even smaller needles are precisely placed in different sections of the ear for treatment. Scalp acupuncture is used extensively in China and elsewhere for the treatment of stroke and other cerebral originating diseases. The needles are inserted horizontally and often vibrated to affect the different lobes of the brain.

What can I expect from my practitioner?
Oriental Medicine is the dominant form of medicine for much of the world’s population and has been so for thousands of years. To paraphrase Mark Seem (acupuncturist and writer), each patient seeks treatment on three levels. The first is for aches and pains, the second for systematic problems of the organs and the third for the deeper issues of life and existence. Oriental Medicine can address each of these and your practitioner may choose to treat you in any one, two or all of these levels. To generalize greatly: acupuncture is very good at pain, herbs at system “re-structuring”, while the deeper issues are best dealt with a combination of acupuncture, herbs and a skilful practitioner. Many people may be surprised that Oriental Medicine does indeed have a psychology. It posits that the functioning of the Qi on the organs can influence emotions, moods and personality and vice versa.

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