The Benefits Of Gua Sha And Facial Cupping Therapy

The Chinese have been using therapeutic cupping for various physical concerns like sinus congestion, TMJ, pain, fever, and asthma for thousands of years. Facial cupping as an adjunct to acupuncture facial rejuvenation or as a standalone treatment can help improve your facial appearance and your skin. A few of its benefits include an improvement in the absorption of serums or lotions, better transport of nutrients to the surface of the skin, and a boost in local circulation to the skin. Facial cupping also eases puffiness, drains out stagnant fluids, and enhances blood circulation. By improving blood circulation and flow to the skin, cupping helps restore the skin to its youthful appearance.

The small cups used in this therapy come in various shapes and are especially customized for your face. Once a special lotion is applied, the therapist either “parks” a small cup over a deep wrinkle for a few seconds to boost blood flow to the area, or moves the cup across the face and downward to the neck to stimulate blood flow and drain lymphatic fluid.

Facial cupping helps move collagen to the surface of the skin, helping drain the lymphatic system and nasal sinuses, reducing facial lines, and eliminating dark circles and puffiness. It also relieves issues such as sinus pressure and TMJ. The boost in local and microcirculation transports nourishment to the skin and muscles and washes out toxins through the lymphatic system and the veins. Some patients report a feeling of profound warmth and extreme relaxation as well as a tingling feeling long after the end of the treatment.

A deep treatment mineral mask is left on the skin after the therapy. This indicates the treatment’s efficacy due to the improved blood circulation. Cupping therapy for facial rejuvenation is a completely painless procedure and does not irritate the skin; it can be used on sensitive skin and on melasma and rosacea.

Gua Sha and Facial Cupping

In Gua Sha facial therapy, an especially hand crafted piece of smooth jade is used to increase blood supply, smooth out wrinkles, and rejuvenate the skin. Gua Sha facial therapy is an ideal way of treating a wide range of skin conditions including dark circles, melasma, rosacea, and acne. It can be used as part of an integrated acupuncture facial rejuvenation therapy for puffiness, sagging skin, and wrinkles. It can resolve issues such as neck jowls that are susceptible to sagginess. The improved blood flow helps detoxify the face, moves stagnant blood, and treats inflammation that may develop under the eyes. The facial skin is much healthier and well nourished when there is a rise in blood flow to the face.

Another benefit of gua sha facial therapy is that it massages acupuncture points on the face that in turn, helps improve the function of the internal organs. The healthier your skin will appear when your kidney and liver are functioning at their optimum.

A gentle facial massage can be performed to eliminate deep lines, such as those on the forehead and between the eyebrows. This procedure rejuvenates the skin, increases blood flow, and relaxes the muscles and the more relaxed your muscles are, the more relaxed you feel. This is similar to the effect of smiling which causes you to feel happy, as opposed to a tensely furrowed brow that elicits anger, pensiveness, and, worry.

Most Chinese medicine practitioners in Marlton offer Gua Sha Facial and Facial Cupping either as a standalone treatment or as part of a comprehensive facial rejuvenation program.

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Gua Sha Facial Therapy Eliminates Skin Conditions And Fosters Balance And Youth Within

Women and men seeking the proverbial fountain of youth may need not undergo costly painful injections or go to under the knife in their quest for younger looking skin. Many long time practitioners of Chinese medicine who have extensive experience performing facial rejuvenation Chinese Herbal Medicine, acupressure, and acupuncture recommend a traditional Chinese treatment called Gua Sha which can be used to eliminate dark circles, sagging, and wrinkles.

An ancient Chinese procedure that involves the use of a small medicinal board tool to gently stimulate, manipulate, and massage energy points along the body and face, Gua Sha is designed to eliminate toxins from the body and stimulate the movement of energy or Qi within the energy channels of the body. Its beauty enhancing benefits include the removal of an overall dull complexion, discolorations, dark eye circles, sagging, wrinkles, and age spots.

Gua Sha facial therapy works by stimulating the self healing ability of the skin to lift, firm, and regenerate the whole face. It vitalizes the inner vigor of the face in various levels: the different skin levels, the facial muscle, and the facial fascia are all stimulated in order to bring about the youthful appearance of facial contours, lift sagging from jaw line and neck line, and smooth out winkles. This technique activates the acupuncture points and more without the use of needles. Its health benefits include the restoration of smooth blood and Qi flow of the facial area, detoxification of the channel system, and the improvement of lymph drainage.

From the viewpoint of anti-aging, Gua Sha facial therapy not only provides a temporary skin deep treatment, it is a form of energy workout that fosters balance and youth from within. Its effects are optimized when it’s done with creams and herbal infusions customized for the technique that allows the healing power of the nutrients, and the medicinal and beautification herbs to be released and delivered. This kind of treatment has been supported by years of clinical experience and has proven to be extremely effective.

Ling’s Acupuncture, Inc.
120 Gatlin Ave
Orlando, FL 32806-6908
(407) 851-2533
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Why Asians Look Younger Than Their Age

Have you perchance noticed that most Asians look younger than their actual age? If you put an average European or American and compare his appearance with an average Asian of the same age, there is a definite difference in their appearances. Compared to their Asian counterparts, it would appear that Europeans and Americans appear a bit more matured.

The Asians, especially the Chinese people, are the ones whose aging process seems to be delayed. The Chinese people with their youthful glow and radiant skin emerge as one of the youngest-looking folks in the world. But if you happen to know what their traditions, rituals, practices, and ways are like, you won’t be surprised why they appear as they are. The Chinese anti-aging disciplines of maintaining a regular fitness regimen, getting enough rest, and eating right will definitely work wonders not only for them but for anybody. These practices can make you look younger by holding back the actual years in your appearance.

Choosing the right foods to eat is one of the most important among those anti-aging practices. Eating foods rich in essential oils, omega-3, and antioxidants can set your age a step down. Those foods also help eliminate the illnesses and health infirmities that limit your body movement.

Engaging in Martial Arts is also a great way to stay healthy and keep fit. They are traditionally considered one of the best ways of developing fighting skills and are designed in combative form. But with other related disciplines such as Tai Chi, performing martial arts is considered as a means of eliminating illnesses and cultivating fitness and health. Tai Chi with its low-impact movements is an ideal activity for seniors and elderly people.

Vita-Health Acupuncture and Wellness Center
12301 Taft St #200
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Phone: (954) 880-0090
http://www.vitahealthmedspa.com

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Facial Gua Sha, A Natural Solution To Skin Problems And Aging

A few decades ago, no one heard about facial cupping, facial acupuncture, and especially facial gua sha. Now they are rapidly becoming a highly sought after form of alternative skin care treatment because they work and are an all natural solution to skin conditions and aging.

Gua sha therapy is a Chinese medicine technique entailing the pulling or scraping the skin with a rose quarts stone or a flat jade to flush out tissues and alleviate stiffness and pain. Gua sha, like cupping and acupuncture, is a body therapy designed to address breakouts and dryness and to reverse or slow down aging. While body gua sha body treatment creates bruise-like marks on the body, facial gua sha is leaves no marks as it is performed with therapeutic oils and a light hand.)

Why is gua sha now having its big moment? Perhaps, it integrates today’s beauty trends with that of all-natural remedies.

In facial gua sha, lymphatic fluids are moved releasing the fascia which relaxes hardness in muscles (like in the jaws), breaks down adhesions, and helps the skin function better. The overall effect is a meaningful increase in qi (energy) and blood flow to the skin, and an overall rise in the circulatory flow of fluids and blood. Research indicate a rise in circulation from the procedure as well as improvement in natural hydration which leads to a glowing skin tone, and boosts the ability of the skin to cleanse the sebum, dirt, general accumulation of bacteria in the pores that lead to acne.

One secret is to begin with the neck and work up to the forehead. This will lead to a funnel like effect that forces the negative elements to begin draining downward. As the procedure frees up the neck tissues, then the jaw tissues, and then to the eyes, it opens up circulation, and provides a place for the excess fluids to drain out. Besides resulting in more prominent-looking cheekbones and less puffy eyes, this therapy can significantly cure chronic acne, usually after eight to ten weeks of weekly sessions. In addition, the loosening of the facial muscles can reduce or prevent wrinkles and alleviate neck pain and headaches.

Unlike cupping and facial acupuncture, gua sha can be easily done at home, which is why is it’s guaranteed to become one of this year’s, biggest beauty obsessions. People who have doing gua sha on themselves for months have found it to be insanely relaxing (what’s more soothing than spending ten minutes each morning stroking rose quartz stones and pretty jade all over your face?) and because it makes their puffy cheeks and eyes go down quickly, their breakouts clear much faster and their feel jaw less tight. The truth is, when you begin performing facial gua sha on yourself, you’ll likely to have less and fewer severe acne breakouts than ever before. While best results can be seen by doing self administered treatment at home daily, even two to three times a week treatment can work wonders to your face.

Complementary Healthcare
1000 Valley Forge Cir #105
King of Prussia, PA 19406
(484) 392-7023
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What Is Yin And Yang?

The concept that underlies Yin Yang stretches to all religions and cultures. This concept is founded on the universal law of duality that all living things in this world follow. There is a natural instinctive cycle that is followed by every living thing and the concept of yin and yang is that cycle.

For instance, from the growth of a plant to the ebb and flow of the tides; yin and yang can be seen in all things. It also repeats ad infinitum its natural cycle – going from yin to yang, back to yin and then yang for all eternity. What blooms from a seed or nut into a tree or flower must die eventually in order for the cycle to repeat.

While yin and yang totally represent opposite phases of each other, there cannot be one without the other. They are opposite and complementary at the same time. There would be no dark if there was no light. Neither would exist if one is missing. They depend on each other to be whole and to complete the cycle.

Yin represents the feminine aspect of the Universe and Mother Nature. It symbolizes the earth, water, and moon. Yin governs the night time when you are sleeping, relaxed, comfortable, and at peace.

Yang, on the other hand, is a busy and fast day when things seem to move at a more rapid pace like in a busy airport or office in a bus. Yan governs the fire, sky, and sun fire.

Yin yang is represented symbolically by the symbol of the Taiji or tai chi, which in today’s society is a very familiar symbol. The white circle single black quote shape is the Yin while the Yang is the black circle inverted white quote shape – it is an inversion of yin. They form one whole when they’re together.

For peace, energies in your environment must be in balance just like yin yang. Negative (yin) and Positive (yang) forces must be in harmony.

If there is not enough negative energy and excess positive energy, or too much negative energy and not enough positive energy, this could lead to disaster. Balancing the scales this way can result in pandemonium.

Yin yang is the basis of feng Shui and the balance of forces (energies) to attain harmony in your place of work, room, office, or home. It does so by enhancing, removing, replacing, or adding things that symbolize different energies and reducing the preponderant energies for more balance.

You inundate yourself with harmonious energy when you use the principle of yin yang and feng shui in the areas that you hang out most often and this provides you with better circumstances for luck you want to attract and aspects of your life you want to enhance.

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10875 Grandview St #2200
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 549-4322
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The Origin And Basis Of Chi

Modern science has come to understand that the presence of energy is the one common non-physical major element in all life. More often than not, energy is manifested in the form of electro-magnetic fields, which the Chinese refer to as chi. Actually, the shortage of magnetic fields in the soil is one of the biggest causes of poor health and nutrition we see in crops today. Selenium and other various forms of minerals in the soil play a huge part in the flow and transmission of energy into the growing crops through the magnetic field of the earth. Therefore, any depletion in the soil minerals can reduce the health of the crops planted in such soil.

Why Chi is the single biggest factor in health is because a person’s whole body is basically, a huge bio-electric magnet. It is believed that life would not have come about weren’t for these magnetic fields. All cells posses an EM or an electromagnetic field which is the energy field that maintains the life of each cell. The strength of each cell depends on the strength of its EM field, and the stronger a cell is the greater it’s resistance and resilience to death and decay.

Electrons are needed for all chemical reactions to occur. If the flow of electrons from one atom to the next is stopped, then the reactions themselves are neutralized. There are more than a hundred thousand reactions per second in the cells of humans, which is faster than half the speed of light. Each reaction requires enzymes to occur; in turn, the enzymes need huge amounts of chi in order to execute their functions.

For humans, chi is derived from various sources, our parents being the main source during conception. In Chinese medicine, this is what’s known as “original chi” or “yuan”. This original chi is mainly housed in the sexual, adrenal, and other glands of the body. A huge chunk of what’s known as “post birth chi” is derived from the air and food we take in. This is the reason eating fresh, organic, and pure food is extremely essential in getting the greatest possible amount of potent and pure chi.

But where we get the biggest amount of life force energy or chi is through the act of breathing as it’s the constant intake of fresh “ionic energy” and breath from the air that really keeps us alive each second of our lives. This is the reason we can live for days without water and without food for weeks, but can’t live a quarter of an hour or less without breath because what keeps us truly alive each second of our lives is the breath of life.

In China, the role of chi and breathing in longevity and health has been known for over two millennia as proven by archeological excavations in the province in Hunan of the Ma Wang tombs. Archeologists have discovered illustrated instructions and assorted diagrams with charts of the energy system of the human body in these tombs as well as anatomical charts and how to perform various breathing exercises and their benefits to human health and energy.

These discoveries conclusively prove that the internal knowledge of energy and breathing had superseded the erroneous external school of toxic compounds and minerals as the real reason for human longevity and health, and they obviously demonstrate that by the 2nd century AD, the energy system of humans was known to be the most important factor to longevity and health.

Heather Shultz is a licensed acupuncturist in Marlton, NJ with advanced training in modern acupuncture techniques and traditional Asian therapies.

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Gua Sha Therapy For Recurrent Joint Or Muscle, Shoulder, Neck, Or Back Pain

If you still haven’t heard about gua sha therapy, it is a hands-on drug-free therapy that is definitely worth knowing especially if you suffer from recurrent joint or muscle pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, or back pain.

Gua sha is an ancient Chinese healing technique that is usually administered by an acupuncturist although it does not involve the use of needles. The therapist instead uses a handheld round-edged, device and uses it in a “press-stroke” motion repeatedly on the body part of the patient without injuring the skin.

The aim of the treatment is to relieve what in Chinese medicine is known as ‘blood stagnation.’ This condition is a form of constriction of the capillaries near the surface of the skin and is linked to recurrent or fixed pain, and to illness, occasionally. Enabling the movement of stagnant blood enhances circulation to the organs, tissues, and muscles right under the site of treatment. This causes the patient to experience rapid changes in mobility, stiffness, and pain.

Red blood cells are forced out of the tiny capillaries by the press-stroking motion and blood flow into the surrounding tissues. Gua sha therapy does not cause external bleeding and does not break the capillaries. However, petechiae, which are very small red spots of blood, tend to develop just below the surface of the skin, making the area appear to develop a rash. These petechiae are different from bruising. A bruise indicates traumatic damage to the tissue and it can take over a week to heal. With gua sha, the tissues are not damaged and the re-absorption of the red blood cells begins immediately. The ensuing hemoglobin breakdown (hemoglobin is the pigment that contains the oxygen in the red blood cells) boosts the reaction of a specific enzyme and of biliverdin and bilirubin bile pigments, which both stimulate the immune system and are anti-inflammatory, encouraging healing within several days.

Giving Gua Sha a Try

Gua sha is often performed on the hips, shoulders, neck, and back, although it can also be done on the other areas of the body. Occasionally, the part treated is the spot where the pain itself is felt, but other times, it is in the part that correlates with a certain energy pathway (meridian) or organ, based on the traditions of Eastern medicine.

A gua sha procedure typically runs for about 10 minutes. The therapist first palpates a body part to evaluate whether stagnation or “sha” has developed in the tissue. The part to be addressed is then lubricated with oil or other body lubricant.

The next step is the press-stroking. The Chinese traditionally use a soup spoon with a smooth edge but practitioners today often use a handheld device that looks like a metal cap with a smooth lip. In order to prevent or minimize the risk of infection to blood-borne pathogens, gua sha instruments are used only once for each patient. Some practitioners prefer to use metal caps that are easily disposed of after a single use, instead of the out-of-date bone, stone, jade, coin, or spoon tool. Press-stroked for about 6 to 10 strokes are “stroke-lines” or each specific narrow section of skin. If there is stagnation in the site of treatment, the therapy will yield tiny red petechiae, and if there is no blood stagnation in the site of treatment, the skin will just turn pink.

If the treatment is done properly, the patient will not feel pain or any hurt; in fact, the patient will actually feel invigorated. Gua sha can be used safely on children and even babies. Within a few days after treatment, the elevated red marks on the skin immediately start to change, fade, and then totally vanish. It is recommended to moderate your activity and drink lots of water after a session. After treatment for the rest of the day, the patient should also not do any work out, hard labor, feasting, fasting, sex, alcohol, or drugs. In other words, they should “chill”.

The required number of treatments will be based on the condition of the patient. There will be patients who after just a single or few sessions, will gain lasting relief. Patients suffering from chronic conditions usually require three sessions one week apart, followed by sessions every other week. The treatment cost will be based on the location of the patient and the training of the therapist. Talk to your insurance provider if they cover care provided by an acupuncturist.

A safe form of treatment, Gua sha can be used by almost everyone, although they not should be given to people who are taking anticoagulant medication or who are pregnant or suffer from diabetes. Most importantly, it should be performed by a licensed qualified practitioner who has been trained in the therapy. Most massage therapists and physical therapists have such training as do acupuncturists. If you are looking for a gua sha therapist, talk to a licensed acupuncturist in your area and ask him or her about their level of experience with the therapy. Contact your office of professional regulators, office of consumer affairs, or the state department of public health to find Austin acupuncturists near your area and to verify their licensure.

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Foot Acupressure To Alleviate Stress And Help You To Deeply Relax

Yes, acupressure can never replace Western Medicine as a primary form of treatment; however, there is proof that this ancient Eastern art works on specific health problems.

Acupressure is a lot like acupuncture in so many ways. One similarity is that both have been practiced for over 3,000 years. Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles at pressure points, while acupressure uses manipulation of the pressure points with a tool or with the fingers.

Because the point underlies an ‘artery,’ one important note to remember is that acupressure depends on the ‘pulse’ of the artery being felt. It is different from random or voodoo massage.

Acupuncture became a household word in the U.S. when Nixon visited Chairman Mao in China in the early part of 1972. By 2006, the U.S had about 10,000 physicians practicing acupuncture and research on this therapy is endorsed by the federal government through the offering of grants.

Auto-Acupressure

You can gain the benefits of acupressure therapy using your hands and without any help from a physician. One other way to derive its benefits is to use simple tools to activate the healing reflexes of your body, if it’s combined with various mental imagery approaches.

Hold a broom, a mop, a tubular stick, or a foot massage ‘roller’ that you can buy sold in natural health and sporting goods stores. Some practitioners initiate massage or release the stress simultaneously in both feet while others manipulate one foot at a time. This will depend on the preference of the user.

The body parts where a ‘roller’ for acupressure is applied are on the ears, face, hands, and feet.
Rolling a pencil or pen on the ears and face can generate great results as well.

Reflexology

Throughout the world, millions of people have the belief that the ears, face, and foot have coonections to the glands and organs of the body and that for them massage is a form of therapy that produces a positive effect on various parts of their body. However, research has found no evidence that massaging the ‘reflex points’ on the foot produces therapeutic benefits in a person.

The positive outcomes derived from daily massage include flexibility of the massaged ligaments, tendons, and muscles and an increase in circulation. Reflexology is potentially useful, safe, and non-invasive.

Two-Minute Behavioral Intelligence Strategy

Step #1 – Place a tubular stick or a foot roller under the soles of your feet.

Step #2 – Sit on a chair down, place your hands over your thighs, and loosen and relax your shoulders

Step #3 – Open your eyes and focus them on your feet. Then start doing a log-roll on the soles of your feet. Roll the tubular stick or the foot roller back and forth from your toes to your heel. Continue the massage by rolling your feet back-and-forth. This will generate warmth in your stomach and other parts of your body. Do about 25 rolls in one minute.

Step #4 – While doing Step 3, perform a diaphragmatic breath. Breathe in deeply and hold your breath for five seconds, then slowly exhale. This will trigger the release of endorphins that alleviates stress and helps you to deeply relax.

Step #5 – While still doing Step 3, close your eyes and visualize with your mind what you are exactly physically doing in great detail. The aim of this activity is to physically exercise and seeing virtual reality mentally at the same time. Perform this activity while doing 25 slow rolls at the same time in one minute.

Step #6 – Before you open your eyes and go back to work, hear subvocally and repeat mentally the words – “And it is so!”, with great feeling. This is a Target Affirmation that boosts the strength of your acupressure workout.

Conclusion

If you follow the law of 21, your results will definitely improve. For three weeks, keep on performing this six-step exercise until it becomes a memory-trace or an ‘engram’. This is one type of acupressure method that can randomly strengthen your immune system and alleviate any pain you feel.

Dr. Yelena Pakula is a licensed acupuncture doctor and the medical director of Vita-Health Acupuncture and Wellness Center in Pembroke Pines, FL.

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Want To Lose Weight? Try Ear Staples Acupuncture Weight Loss Treatment

Before you have it done, you may want to find out about ear staples acupuncture for weight loss. If you are overweight, perhaps one of the most important things you want to do for your health is to lose weight. However, if ear staples acupuncture for weight loss treatment is not done properly, it might lead to some pretty serious unnecessary problems. A lot of patients who have tried this therapy have reported severe scarring and infection although, in general, this therapy is usually very safe and effective.

Ear staples acupuncture for weight loss treatment is not practiced by every acupuncturist. Some acupuncturists have no training for this procedure while others are not even licensed at all and have no legal right to practice any kind of acupuncture treatment whatsoever. If you have plans of getting ear staples acupuncture for weight loss, then you need to find out what kind of credentials the acupuncturist you are considering has. If they have no special training for that method then you should look for one that has training and experience. You may want to lose weight but you don’t want to do it at the risk of getting ill.

We should tell you that searching for a proper acupuncturist to provide you with the right ear staples acupuncture for weight loss treatment can be a difficult process. Besides looking for a practitioner who has proper training, finding someone who can be trusted may be a different challenge altogether.

When searching for a reputable acupuncturist, you can ask your family, friends, coworkers, or acquaintances that have undergone ear staples acupuncture weight loss treatment. You can ask them about their experience with their practitioner and if they’re satisfied with their treatment. If they find the whole experience satisfying, you can go to the acupuncturist, talk to him (or her) and ask relevant questions about himself (or herself) and about the treatment.

Searching for a practitioner of ear staples acupuncture treatment for weight loss in Walla Walla may not be the kind you want to do in the yellow pages. It’s important to know the person you are dealing with and know how and what the treatment is all about. The acupuncturist whom you select should be able to tell you everything you need to know about the therapy especially how the procedure is done. They should put your mind at ease and make you feel safe about the treatment. Ear staples acupuncture treatment actually is a painless and very safe treatment especially when it’s performed by a qualified and experienced acupuncturist.

The cost of an acupuncture ear staples for weight loss treatment varies from acupuncturist to acupuncturist. Of course cost matters since no one wants to end up paying more for something than they have to. You’ll find a lot of acupuncturists who will offer practical and reasonable rates near your area.

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Auricular Acupuncture Relieves Illness And Pain

Your whole body amazingly can be treated by applying pressure to acupuncture points in your outer ear.

The premise for this odd idea is the theory of the inverted fetus, which is a concept formulated by Dr. Nogier regarding the acupuncture map of the ear. As a result of his studies and experiments, auricular acupuncture came into being.

Auricular Acupuncture Relieves Illness and Pain in Encino

Acupuncture points located in outer ear have been shown to help alleviate pain throughout the body via complex formulation involving the parasympathetic nervous system.

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for various diseases and conditions including obesity, pain, depression and a wide range of chronic health problems.

Auricular acupuncture or ear acupuncture is based on the traditional approach to acupuncture. The principles and ideas behind the utilization of acupuncture points in the ear goes far back in time yet the concepts are very much applicable to modern acupuncture.

Endorphins are produced and released in the bloodstream when an acupuncturist sticks needles into acupuncture points in the ear. The endorphins and other chemicals generate a sense of well being and a feeling of deep relaxation in the patient. Auricular acupuncture is basically very effective in treating conditions related to pain.

The outer ear has over 200 acupuncture points and each point has its own name. A qualified acupuncturist will know the location and name of all these points. Each acupoint in the ear have a direct a relationship to a specific part of the body.

An electrical signal begins its passage towards the brain when an acupuncture needle is inserted into a certain acupoint. This stimulates the area of the patient’s body that’s targeted for treatment. In this manner, one can realize that the ear functions something like a telephone switchboard. One point in the ear is stimulated and quite amazingly another body part also is stimulated.

So you shouldn’t be surprised when you come in an acupuncturist’s clinic complaining about pain in the ankle that your practitioner begins sticking acupuncture needles into acupoints in your ear. You will be amazed at how the pain in your ankle starts to decrease even if your ankle area has not been treated directly.

Amazingly, even your ear lobe itself has its own unique number of acupoints that are stimulated to help treat your throat, sinuses, tonsils, parts of your head, and various other parts of your body. The concha of the ear has also pressure points that can be stimulated to resolve problems affecting your liver, heart, lungs, and the other major organs of your body.

Qualified acupuncturists know that the ears have the most efficacious acupoints in the body. Actually, it is estimated that the chance for a successful auricular acupuncture treatment of common illnesses is 95 percent or higher. This means getting auricular acupuncture to treat a specific illness is definitely worth considering.

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