What is Acupuncture?
Originating in China, the art of Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique in which the practitioner inserts hair-thin needles into specific points on the body, preventing and treating many different symptoms.
How does acupuncture work?
Here is a reference from the National Institutes of Health about the benefits of Acupuncture:
Up until this point there has been hundreds of studies to show how Acupuncture benefits the human body in a physiological, biological and emotional level.
1) Acupuncture has the potential to relief of more than 43 symptoms by causing a biological and physiological response on the central nervous system.
2) The reason Acupuncture has been shown to be highly effective for pain management is because of the release of endogenous opioids which are the peptides that relief pain our body system.
3) The stimulation of Acupuncture points by inserting the acupuncture think needles can activate the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland which can result in relieving and balancing symptoms such as:
- Reducing Heart rate and blood pressure
- Regulating Body temperature
- Balancing the fluids and electrolyte in the body
- Controlling Appetite and body weight
- Regulating digestion
- Balancing Hormones
- Better sleep cycles.
- Enhancing immune system
- Increasing energy levels
- Balancing moods and emotions
- Lowering blood sugar levels
- Reducing inflammation and
- Decreasing pain responses in the body
National Institutes of Health
Additionally, acupuncture can provide relief for:
- Various stress-related issues
- Chronic, or acute aches and pains, including Back, neck, Shoulders and Joint pain
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
In general, and according to Chinese philosophy, Acupuncture helps the blood, body fluids, and life energy to flow through regulation of harmony.
Acupuncture is now beginning to be accepted and recognized for its effectiveness, given the lack of side effects and long term results, by major hospitals, addiction recovering centers, infertility centers, research centers such the NIH (National Institution of Health), and other well established institutions around the United States.
Concrete results for:
- Mood disorders
- Sport Injuries
Acupressure uses a similar approach to acupuncture, but without the insertion of the thin acupuncture needles. The practitioner uses his or her hands and fingers by gently pressing acupuncture points on the body to help relieve specific symptoms or discomforts. In my private practice, I use both techniques as I find them to be the most effective treatment for my clients.
Is Acupuncture and Acupressure Safe?
When performed by a licensed Acupuncturist, it is absolutely safe. There are very few side effects and they rarely occur. Some of the side effects can involve slight bruising, fear of needles, slight inflammation where the point was inserted, and an extremely slight risk of puncturing of a lung (this happens once in several millions of cases).
Acupuncture and Infertility-Fertility Treatments
Thousands of couples are now trying acupuncture to become pregnant naturally. There are multiple studies on the success rate of people that get acupuncture as part of their fertility protocol.
Acupuncture helps increase blood circulation to the ovaries causing the hormones to work in balance which significantly increases the body’s ability to bear a child.
Treatments are non-invasive and they are usually coupled with herbs, supplements, diet, and yoga. In my private practice, I have successfully helped many women become pregnant. Whether they have chosen to have Western and Eastern treatments or just try the Eastern approach, acupuncture always increases the chances.
Because every body is unique — even two women who have been diagnosed with the same pathology such as endometriosis — I personally give a thorough Eastern diagnosis for each of my clients, pointing out the root cause of the infertility.
The length of the treatment varies depending on each person. As a general rule, I tell my clients three to six months of continuous treatment before seeing results. Some people may take longer and some may get pregnant in one month. Also when it comes to fertility, I can’t emphasize the importance of looking closely at diet and avoiding foods that may be decreasing the chances of fertility, as well as incorporating some important herbs and supplements that aim to quicken the process and avoid miscarriage. On that note, to avoid miscarriage, it is important that clients continue weekly or monthly treatments as well as the prescribed herbs, supplements and diet.
Looking forward to being a part of this wonderful, amazing journey of becoming pregnant,
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