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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.

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.

Eye Disorders:
  • Acute Conjunctivitis
  • Central Retinitis
Mouth Disorders
  • Toothaches, Post Extraction Pain
  • Acute And Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Gingivitis
  Gastrointestinal Disorders:
  • Acute And Chronic Colitis
  • Gastric Hyperacidity
  • Acute And Chronic Gastritis
  • Chronic Duodenal Ulcer (Pain Relief)
  • Acute Duodenal Ulcer
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Gastritis
  • Hyperacidity
  • Spastic Colon
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
Neurological & Musculo-skeletal Disorders:
  • Migraine And Headache
  • "Frozen Shoulder"
  • "Tennis Elbow"
  • Sciatica
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Facial Palsy (Early Stage)
  • Paresis Following Stroke
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nocturnal Enuresis
  • Cervicobrachial Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Rib Neuritis,Frozen
  • Shoulder
  • Tendinitis
Gynecologic Disorders:
  • Irregular, Heavy or Painful Menstruation
  • PMS
  • Infertility
  • Urinary
  • Menstrual
  • Reproductive Problems
 

Acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture is a relatively painless, natural technique. It consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of sterile, disposable, small, hair-width needles placed at precise strategic points on the body. While many acupuncture patients are initially wary about their first treatment, they soon discover that the experience is quite pleasurable and pain-free. Acupuncture has been proven to stimulate and release opiate-like hormones and induce a state of relaxation, balance and healing.

An increasing number of patients are using Acupuncture Medicine as their primary health care therapy. Acupuncture has become well known as a medical treatment for pain relief and many other conditions. Some of the benefits include immune enhancement, an increase in energy, and an overall feeling of well being. When provided by a highly trained licensed practitioner, like Dr. Marr, acupuncture and herbal medicine are gentle therapies that are free of side-effects.

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Commonly Treated Disorders

Already known as an alternative remedy for alleviating backaches and migraines, acupuncture, has found a niche in treating the side effects of cancer treatments, diabetes, eating disorders, infertility, morning sickness associated with pregnancy, skin disorders, emotional disorders like depression and even smoking and alcohol addictions. Relief can further be found for respiratory, circulatory, digestive and gynecological problems.

According to the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, acupuncture may be considered as a complementary therapy for these conditions:

Respiratory Disorders:

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Recurrent Chest Infections
  • Common Cold
  • Acute Rhinitis
  • Bronchial Asthma
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
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