Acupuncture Orlando is an ancient form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) dating back 4000 years ago and is the most popular form of alternative treatment in the whole world. TCM believes that what affects one part of the body affects all the other parts of the body and that organs and tissues interact with each other in relative harmony and balance that keeps the body in good health and well state of being.
TCM believes in the existence of a life force or vital energy in the body called chi. This energy enables the body to grow, be healthy and reproduce. Chi flows throughout the body via networks called meridians. These are like the nervous system and the circulatory system in the body but instead of carrying nerve impulses or blood, meridians transport chi. These meridians are not part of any physiological anatomy in the body. Sometimes blockages develop in the meridians caused by psychological problems, physical injuries or the environment with pathogens. These blockages cause the chi to stagnate in one part of the body. The body then begins to suffer ill health and symptoms manifest indicating what part of the body chi has stagnated and the other parts affected by chi stagnation. Acupuncture is used to remove the blockages, restores the balance of the body and restores the physical and mental well-being of the individual.
When visiting the acupuncturist for the first time, the acupuncturist would ask you about your medical history. He then examines you and gives out a diagnosis of your problem. He then picks out the best technique to cure your condition. Needles are applied to specific points in the body that have meridians connected to the affected body parts. Sometimes, the acupuncturist will use electro acupuncture or moxibustion to amplify the effectiveness of the treatment.
The types of needles used in acupuncture are reed-thin needles that are minimally felt when inserted in the skin and normally inserted ½ to an inch in depth. People react to differently to acupuncture needles. Some may feel a minimal amount sensation while others may feel excitement or relaxation with the needles.
Acupuncture is usually applied to many types of pain, nervous system disorders, digestive problems, respiratory problems, circulatory problems, gynecological problems and infertility.
Acupuncture is so effective in treating pain that in many hospitals in the US, it is used for anesthesia in major surgery. Even in the field of war, injured soldiers are now being treated with acupuncture for their wounds and pain and the results have been very good. Acupuncture is also good in treating emotional problems such as anxiety and depression. Many individuals who have suffered from these have been released from their psychological burdens by acupuncture and what’s more some of them have taken a more optimistic and joyful outlook on life.