CAN ACUPUNCTURE REALLY BENEFIT STROKE RECOVERY?

CAN ACUPUNCTURE REALLY BENEFIT STROKE RECOVERY?

Strokes can happen to anyone from birth through adulthood. Two different types of strokes exist. A stroke that happens when blood supply is no longer traveling to the brain is called an ischemic stroke. A stroke that happens when a blood vessel breaks or leaks in the brain is called a hemorrhagic stroke. Both types of stroke are serious and, depending on the severity, can... (read more)

Different Types of Acupuncture Needles

Different Types of Acupuncture Needles

Acupuncture needles There are several types of acupuncture needles. In ancient China, 9 different types of acupuncture needle were used. Today, only six types of needles are most commonly used by the modern acupuncturist. The most commonly used needle is the metal filiform (thread-like) needle that is made from stainless steel. Very occasionally, silver or gold needles are used. Acupuncture needles come in different gauges... (read more)

Acupuncture: Can It Help With MS Symptoms?

Acupuncture: Can It Help With MS Symptoms?

Acupuncture is one form of traditional Chinese medicine that is widely used throughout the world. The theory There are major conceptual differences between Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. For example, Chinese medical theory does not include the concept of a nervous system. In Western science and medicine, the nervous system is seen as a critical component in understanding and treating many diseases. Furthermore, while... (read more)

acupuncture for muscle relaxation

acupuncture for muscle relaxation

Muscle tightness can stem from a variety of sources, from athletics to office work. This tightness can lead to pain, lack of mobility, and increased risk of injury. In short, if you’re suffering from muscle tightness, you want it gone, and gone quickly. What causes muscle tightness? If you’ve spent the day running or lifting weights, it’s common to wake up the next morning feeling... (read more)

Acupuncture may reduce menopause symptoms

Acupuncture may reduce menopause symptoms

Menopause typically begins in the sixth decade of life and continues for an average of 4–5 years. The symptoms of menopause can reduce overall well-being and affect every facet of life. Although the symptoms of menopause are treatable, the current methods are far from perfect. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is effective for many people, but, on top of its side effects, HRT can increase the... (read more)

Acupuncture for Varicose Veins treatment

Acupuncture for Varicose Veins treatment

Varicose veins are commonly affecting lower limbs. Although, mostly it a cosmetic issue along with symptoms like heaviness, tightness, itching, pain and cramps especially during warm weather. It is seen in 10% percent of the general populace, during physical examination it is observed as abnormal dilated and tortuous veins. Varicose veins, those knobby little bluish veins that pop out, ache, and can make one second... (read more)

Acupuncture for Acne

Acupuncture for Acne

Acne: Acne vulgaris (acne) is a chronic and self-limiting condition that begins in adolescence and can last over 10 years. Acne is characterized by inflamed and noninflamed comedones, oily skin, and cysts. The mechanisms for the initial development of comedones are not fully understood. Four factors have been identified which contribute to acne lesions and are the main targets of treatment. These factors include follicular... (read more)

acupuncture for nausea

acupuncture for nausea

The interest in acupuncture for nausea and vomiting goes back to 1986 when Dundee first reported in the British Medical Journal that an acupuncture point, P6, located near the wrist had been used as prophylaxis for postoperative nausea and vomiting in minor gynaecological operations. Because of the good effect and easy standardisation of the therapy with only one acupoint, P6 gained a reputation as being... (read more)

Acupuncture for fibromyalgia

Acupuncture for fibromyalgia

What is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a long-term (chronic) condition. It causes: pain in the muscles and bones (musculoskeletal pain( areas of tenderness general fatigue sleep and cognitive disturbances This condition is present in as much as 0.4% to 9.3% of the population and can be hard to understand, even for healthcare providers. Its symptoms mimic those of other conditions, and there aren’t any real tests... (read more)

Acupuncture for Immune System Boosting

Acupuncture for Immune System Boosting

Acupuncture is one of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and perhaps most important, by the way the world is widely used as a treatment effective, because it is more structured in terms of legislation, education and research. Until recently it was mostly known for its analgesic effects, and has an large number of research demonstrating the benefits in this area. In the theory of traditional... (read more)