|The Benefits of Acupuncture
As one of the oldest oriental forms of treating diseases, acupuncture has become one of the most successful at treating various types of health conditions in today’s society.
Certainly the benefits that acupuncture can now provide to many people are immense and there are many health practitioners who are advocating it as a successful form of treatment. The World Health Organization (WHO) in fact recognize that there are more than 40 different types of disease which can be effectively treated by using acupuncture, One benefit of using acupuncture is it effective in the process of identifying medical conditions which need attention and treatment.
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Integrative Oncology is the combination of "mainstream" care and evidenced-based complimentary therapies to control cancer-related pain and symptoms [source: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Integrative Medicine]. Complementary therapies, while not given the attention that more traditional cancer therapies may receive, are perhaps equally important while undergoing treatment for certain types of cancer. Patients diagnosed with difficult to treat malignancies will often use these types of therapies in conjunction with traditional treatment options, which include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiology, to form a more comprehensive and effective treatment regimen.Among the most effective alternative therapies utilized by those diagnosed with cancer is acupuncture.
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Acupuncture is not only beneficial in successfully treating a health condition but is often the most economical way as well. Such health conditions as asthma, indigestion, high blood pressure, gynecological conditions and very pains to different parts of the body can be effectively treated using acupuncture. It has also been found to be effective in helping to treat people who are recovering from severe health conditions.
Although any disease can be treated using Acupuncture is it not just needles although they are an integral part of the treatment procedure there are many things that need to be included as well. The theory behind acupuncture is that there are two opposing forces within a persons body (Ying (passive female force) and Yang (active male force) and so that the body functions correctly these two forces need to exist side by side in harmony and any disturbance in their balance could lead to certain health problems occurring. In fact it has been found that acupuncture is immensely beneficial to people trying to lose weight.
Research and studies carried out has shown that there are over 2,000 Acupuncture Points on the human body and in order to treat any condition effectively it is important to identify the right pressure points in the body. If the incorrect point is identified it can in fact make a persons condition worse or more severe and can also create further medical problems for that person. There is it important that any one wishing to have acupuncture treatment should go to a trained professional (Acupuncturist) who will have the correct knowledge for identifying the right points.
Acupuncture has been found to be a successful alternative form of treatment for people suffering from infertility problems and the treatment provided will differ from person to person. It is vital that you consult with an Acupuncturist who will perform specific tests to determine which condition you are actually suffering from, whether it is low sperm count, blocked fallopian tubes or problems with your eggs after the Acupuncturist has determined the condition they can commence the necessary treatments for that particular condition. However be aware the results of the treatment can alter from person to person and the time that a course of treatment lasts can also vary as well.
Although anyone can be treated using acupuncture, an Acupuncturist will need to know their health history in order that they can treat the condition that the person is suffering from successfully.
Although you will soon find that there are many benefits to be had from being treated using acupuncture it does not mean you should go to just anyone for the treatment. Always ensure that the Acupuncturist or Acupuncture Practitioner treating you is professionally qualified prior to commencing any course of treatment with them, after all it is your life you are putting in their hands and you do not want to be in a situation where your health or even your life is put at risk!