Chinese Medicine is an ancient science that many people find mysterious. I was drawn to practice this amazing medicine because it is endlessly fascinating and it has given me skills that help others. I also enjoy sharing my knowledge so here are three fun historical facts about Chinese medicine and acupuncture.
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Just about everyone feels pain from time to time. When you cut your finger or pull a muscle, pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. Once the injury heals, you stop hurting. Chronic pain is different. Your body keeps hurting for weeks, months, or even years after the injury. Doctors often define chronic pain as any pain that lasts for 3 to 6 months or more.
Stomach 36, called ‘Zusanli’ in Chinese and ‘Leg Three Miles’ in English, is the point recommend to use at home with acupressure. Acupressure is pressure applied to an acupuncture point. In the office, acupuncturists also rely on this point; it is an extremely popular spot to needle during a treatment. Certainly, it is one of my top choices. Why?
Don’t be surprised if the next time you see your pain doctor they suggest you go to an acupuncturist. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released a recommendation that doctors get up to speed on complementary alternative therapies for treating pain including acupuncture and chiropractic treatment.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows long-term pain relief for migraine sufferers. This study had 249 participants who regularly suffered migraines without aura. They were divided into 3 groups: *true acupuncture *sham acupuncture and *a control group.
Several million people suffer from severe headaches/migraines and it is an increasingly popular reason to seek acupuncture treatment – with good reason. Acupuncture is effective in treating all types of headaches, both acute and chronic. This includes tension headaches, sinus headaches, hormonal headaches, and migraines.
Acupuncture is a great way to treat common running injuries. Many runners have suffered the wrath of sore muscles, the ever-common “runners knee” (also known as the patellofemoral syndrome or chondromalacia), and hip or ankle injuries. These annoying and painful injuries put a screeching halt to training, and it’s not what you want when the goal is a marathon in a month. Instead of taking handfuls of Ibuprofen, we recommend Traditional Chinese Medicine to help with the pain and speed up recovery.
Acupuncture is a wonderful complementary therapy for patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer, both during treatment and after. A diagnosis of breast Cancer turns your world upside-down and the medical procedures used to combat the disease can produce difficult and painful side effects. In fact, some women discontinue treatment because of the side effects.
Allergies are a common problem with symptoms ranging from the occasional sniffle to severe, life-threatening reactions. Many people don’t realize how very effective both acupuncture and Chinese herbs are for relieving the many symptoms associated with allergies.
Cupping is an ancient technique that involves using cups on the skin, creating suction to enhance circulation, relieve pain, and provide many other benefits. A few years ago, cupping therapy was relatively unknown in the US, but during the last few years, cupping has become increasingly popular. Some of the rise in popularity is due to the many celebrities and athletes who use cupping therapy and show off their unique round marks to the press.
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