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Traditional Chinese Medicine, Curative and Preventive


Traditional Chinese medicine includes Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Herbalogy, Acupressure, Qigong, and Tuina therapy. With over 5000 years old history, the primary purpose of Chinese medicine in ancient China was to prevent disease. Chinese medicine doctors were retained to keep families healthy and were held personally accountable. In some cases, positive results are realized in as little as one visit. If followed up with proper preventive care, the cure is usually permanent.
 

Since is very effective in treatment of painful disorders and many illnesses, such as arthritis, migraine headaches, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatica, neck-shoulder-back pain, asthma, allergy, digestive disorders, infertility, impotence, menstrual disorders, PMS, depression and stress, insomnia, skin problems, chronic fatigue, weight control, anti-aging, addictions to alcohol and cigarettes etc., acupuncture is very popular world-wide. It helps ease pain and controls side effects caused by cancer chemotherapy more than conventional therapies in some cases. Generally without any side effects if taking properly, more and more people are taking herbs for almost all of diseases, and for maintaining good health and prevention purpose as well.
 
 
The Beauty of Acupuncture

By Chao Wang, R.TCMP, R.Ac, Yanli Cao, R.TCMP, R.Ac
Many people are familiar with acupuncture and many have been benefited from acupuncture treatments. Robert®™s back pain from muscle®™s injuries disappeared in just two treatments. David had sciatica and such severe hip and leg pain that he was unable to walk. Acupuncture completely and permanently relieved his pain in five treatments. Monthly treatments with acupuncture and Chinese herbs eliminated Linda®™s hot flashes, mood swings and other symptoms of menopause in two months. Barbara, who had tried to conceive for years, became pregnant after undergoing acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment. Judy, who suffered severe headache and depression after car accident, was totally relieved in three months. Annie stopped her 30 years smoking with only one treatment.
 

Are these too good to believe? These true stories may seem incredible to those unfamiliar with acupuncture, but 5,000 years of use attest to its healing powers. The effects of acupuncture have also been well demonstrated by researchers. Acupuncture points have been shown to have lower electrical resistance and thus greater conductivity than surrounding tissue. All acupuncture points correspond to know neural structures. Acupuncture measurably increases the body®™s own production of natural painkillers, such as beta-endorphins and enkephalins. Acupuncture also increases blood flow to the area of the brain that processes pain and other sensory stimuli, and subtly alters blood chemistry, glucose levels and immune markers. Acupuncture stimulates serotonin, GABA, and acetylcholine which act as neurotransmitters which mediate pain response.

Understanding acupuncture theory with the law of five elements, the philosophy of Yin and yang, pulse diagnosis, and examination of the tongue is quite complicated and requires years of studies. Quite simply, it might be explained that acupuncture is based on the concept of qi (pronounced chee), the life energy that flows through us all. Qi flows through energy channels in the body called meridians and. Along these meridians are over 800 specific sites near skin called acupuncture points that connect with deeper organs and areas of the body. When qi is flowing freely, we are healthy. When it is blocked by stress, fatigue, poor diet and other disturbance, the result is discomfort or disease.

Acupuncture dredges and activates meridians and collaterals, regulates deficiency and excess, equilibrates the Yin and yang of the human body, and therefore restores that flow of qi and returns balance by using needles to stimulate the points at which this energy flow is blocked. The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture stimulates the body®™s nature healing abilities, reducing inflammation, and promoting physical emotional well-being. The acupuncture needles are hair-thin, sterilized and disposable. You can hardly feel the insertion of the needles and , if you do, it is more of a tingling or mild aching sensation. After the needles have been inserted, they are usually connected with specific machine, and then you relax for 20 to 40 minutes. Most patients find an acupuncture treatment session profoundly peaceful and relaxing. Some conditions clear up with one or two treatment, but chronic conditions may require multiple sessions.

One thing no one can dispute is that acupuncture is safe. It is used most often for common pain conditions, such as headaches, dysmenorrhea, arthritis and joint and muscles aches. Acupuncture helps ease pain and controls side effects caused by cancer chemotherapy more than conventional therapies in some cases. It is also useful in the treatment of systemic problems such as allergies, depression, fatigue, digestive and sexual problems. In 1979, the World Health Organization announced that acupuncture is suitable for treating many diseases and usually have good results in disorders such as arthritis, migraine headaches, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, sciatica, neck-shoulder-back pain, asthma, allergy, digestive disorders, infertility, impotence, menstrual disorders, PMS, depression and stress, insomnia, skin problems, chronic fatigue, weight control, anti-aging, stroke recovery, addictions to alcohol and cigarettes.

Acupuncture is not only safe, but unexpected side benefits sometimes occur. Take the case of Jack, who saw us for back pain. During his course of treatment, he lost 20 pounds for which he had tried many ways did not work. Another patients, Su, was treated for severe arthritic hip pain. During her evaluation, Su confided that she was suffering from urinary incontinence - out of embarrassment she had never shared this with anyone else - it was also significantly helped by acupuncture.

If you are suffering with any of conditions of symptoms discussed in this article, or interesting in Chinese Medicine involving acupuncture and herbal formulas, you can call us at (416) 227-1686. We provide a safe, unique and relaxing acupuncture method. More and more extended health insurance reimburse for the treatment.


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