Acupuncture is the use of very fine sterile needles inserted on meridians of the body to treat imbalances like pains in muscles, tendons, joints, digestive bowel issues like Crohn’s, Celiac, diarrhea, pains after chemotherapy/radiation treatment, neuropathy of the feet and legs.
Diseases like diabetes, MS, fibromyalgia, and high blood pressure are all treatable with acupuncture. Illnesses/conditions like Bells Palsy, paralysis, pain management, chronic pain management, back pain management, restless leg syndrome, premenstrual disorders, infertility, addictions, sleep disorders, and PTSD all have benefits with treatment with acupuncture. Accupuncture is the world’s oldest recorded medicine in the world that is still working today. ~ Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed nor any specific results ~
Eating prior to treatment aids your body’s Qi. Acupuncture is about moving your Qi. If you are low on Qi and your Qi is moved it is possible to feel a head ache or feel nauseated or just not good, when you came to feel better.
Example of not having enough Qi: Lady in her mid 50’s had breast cancer. She was doing Chemotherapy and Radiation treatment and working 40 hours a week at a law firm and she came on her lunch hour. She would eat as I needled her. She should have eaten on the way over. I would needle her and she would get light headed and feel like passing out. I was doing all I could to support her Qi but she needed to help it too by eating and not pushing herself so hard.
Acupuncture Recognition Websites:
You can view at the United States National Institute of Health the acknowledgment of acupuncture for medical care at https://nccih.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/introduction
The World Health Organization has also recognized the values of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. http://www.who.int/dg/speeches/2016/chinese-medicine-sustainable/en/
WebMD reports acupuncture as a form of treatment for fibromyalgia with acupuncture creating endorphins, the body’s natural form of opioids. http://www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/guide/natural-therapies-and-alternative-treatments-for-fibromyalgia#1
Hazards of acupuncture have occurred mostly with medical personnel with only a few hours of training in needling. Collapsed lungs, punctured organs have occurred with the new therapy called Dry Needling. Dry Needling in AZ needs only 20 hours of education. I have over 3500 hours of education and years of experience. There is always the possibility of bleeding or bruising, feeling light-headed, and the possibility of feeling worse before feeling better with acupuncture.
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/judo-acupuncture-needle This is the story of Canada’s Judo Olympian Kim Ribble-Orr’s experience with a massage therapist dry needling without proper education. Sadly this is what has happened to those unaware of the level of education and licensure in acupuncture needling.
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