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Acupuncture Therapy

Acupuncture has been used in China and other oriental countries for treatment of multiple diseases and musculoskeletal conditions for thousands of years. The acupuncture treatment involves inserting needles into acu-points of the body. The acu-points are believed to be the reservoir of natural energy, called Qi. By stimulating the production and movement of the Qi, acupuncture is able to regulate and balance the Ying and Yang of our body (opposing aspects of body function). In this way, acupuncture helps in restoring the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Depending on the disease or condition treated, electronic stimulation, acupressure-massage, Chinese herb medicine, moxibustion, cupping, infrared light might be used to enhance the effects of acupuncture. The needles used for acupuncture are very thin (.25 mm in diameter). When the needles are inserted through the skin, patients usually do not feel any pain or feel only very slight pain. When the needles reach the acu-points and the Qi is stimulated by needle manipulation, the patient may feel some soreness, numbness, distention or heaviness around the acu-points, or feel a kind of sensation traveling up or down the meridian, the body’s energy-carrying channels. Such feelings usually are the sign of effective treatment. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture can treat more than 120 common diseases and conditions. A partial list that might be suitable for acupuncture treatment follows:
• Cervical Spondylopathy
• Sprain
• Sciatica
• Arthritis
• Shoulder Pain
• Lower Back Pain
• Knee Pain, Heel Pain
• Trigeminal Neuralgia
• Shingles
• Fibromyalgia
• Migraine
• Facial Paralysis
• Meniere’s Syndrome
• Insomnia
• Stress
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Diarrhea
• Urinary Incontinence
• Hyperemesis Gravidarum
• Infertility
• Smoking
• Obesity
In addition, acupuncture can enhance other forms of treatment, speed recovery after surgery, reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and improve emotional stability.

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H&Z Acupuncture

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on Wed, November 20, 2013
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