Various Uses for Acupuncture Miami

For the facilitation of treatment, Chinese herbal medicine can be complemented by other non-herbal treatments.  One very good complementary therapy is acupuncture.  Traditionally, acupuncture Miami is the method where acupuncture needles are inserted into a patient’s skin.  The specialist applies the needles in specific parts of the body where energy points are located and the needles are meant to relieve pain, reduce stress or heal ailments or injuries.  Actually, herbal treatment is almost always included in acupuncture treatment.

Acupuncture is a painless and safe treatment and is applied on areas of the body where energy pathways called meridians are located.  There are 12 known meridians in the body each associated with a major body organ.  The needles are applied to specific areas depending on the diagnosis of the patient’s condition.  The diagnosis is determined by a physician or by the type of physical examination performed by the acupuncturist on the patient.

Acupuncture is used on a broad range of disorders, physical, emotional and mental.  It is used to reduce stress in the body and mind as well as for digestive problems, depression and anxiety.  It is also beneficial in increasing the energy level of the body.  It is now becoming a popular treatment for cosmetic facial rejuvenation.  This procedure is done by applying the energy points in the face with needles to effect changes in the skin and some major body organs.  This procedure causes more blood to go to the face invigorating the skin with vital nutrients making it more vibrant and firmer.

One very popular offshoot of acupuncture is moxibustion.  This treatment uses an herb called mugwort that is burned on the skin or on a needle where the body ails.  This procedure stimulates the production and release of T-cells used to combat pathogens.  It is also used for treatment of digestive problems.  Mugwort can be fashioned into a cylindrical stick or a cone shape and burned on the tip of an acupuncture needle or even on the body itself.

Another popular but modern form of acupuncture is electro acupuncture.  This is a procedure where the needles attached to the skin are connected to a small electrical device that sends out low electrical impulses to the needles and into the skin to balance the energy level in the body.  This is very popular for the treatment of pain in the back and neck and is also used for the treatment of both behavioral and chemical addiction.

Acupuncture is also a good therapy for weight loss. Normally, ear or auricular acupuncture is performed on the patient who wants to lose weight.  The treatment helps the patient control his/her cravings and also improves the digestive function of the body.  This means that the body is able to absorb nutrients efficiently causing him/her to be sated without needing to consume inordinate amounts of food.

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