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Healing Arthritis Sufferers with the Use of Acupuncture

June 28, 2015   

It is never easy to treat arthritis and its symptoms have often been addressed by taking in unpalatable and even toxic arthritis drugs. One very good alternative treatment for arthritis is acupuncture as it can provide you with substantial pain relief that can last for a long time.

What is Acupuncture and How Can It Relieve Arthritis Pain?

For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used in China and other parts of Asia as a way to relieve arthritis pain and all types of pain. It is one major component for an ancient Chinese healing tradition known as traditional Chinese medicine. Recently, acupuncture has become a commonly used modality in conventional medicine and is now actually practiced by doctors other medical professionals these days.

When it comes to arthritis pain, acupuncture has claimed good results that it can back up. Joint pain relief and arthritis pain relief are two of the most common reasons for the use of acupuncture in Western societies. Several osteoarthritis sufferers as well as people with gout, degenerative arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, can avail themselves of acupuncture either as a standalone treatment or a complementary form of treatment along with conventional therapy for their condition.

Involving the sticking of filiform need in various parts of the body, acupuncture for arthritis treatment may entail the needling of points near the area of soreness or on points remote to the affected body area. The points remote from the affected part of the body are known as distal points. Depending on the way the acupuncturist performs the procedure, as many as 20 points can be inserted into the body all at once or as little as two.

On the average, arthritis patients may receive around 3 -6 sessions of acupuncture before they start to notice some improvements in their symptoms. A typical acupuncture needle is as thin as a hair in the scalp. The needles are left inserted into the body for around 20 minutes.

No one knows how much relief you will get from your pain in acupuncture. The important thing is to try it out and see what happens.

How Acupuncture is Utilized for the Relief of Arthritis Pain

Your initial visit to your acupuncturist may last an hour. The number of needles used may range between two to as many as 20 needles. A lot of people are scared of needles; however, these are extremely thin needles that d o not cause pain although some patients have felt a little stinging sensation that lasts just for a few seconds. Some became dizzy during the course of the treatment.

The number of acupuncture treatment sessions differs; however, with complex and chronic pain, it might take a week for a few months before significant results are seen.

You need to consider acupuncture If you’re a chronic arthritis sufferer. It may be the only treatment capable of treating your arthritis condition.

Manhattan Acupuncture Clinic
900 Broadway, Suite 404
New York, NY 10003
Ph: (917) 968-6456

Ending Your Halitosis Problem for Good with TCM

June 13, 2015   

Halitosis (bad breath) is definitely a condition that will easily be noticed by your co-workers and friends. Fortunately, Chinese medicine is readily available to help you overcome this embarrassing problem.

Smelling in Chinese medicine is seen as a vital part of a physical examination that entails also the feeling and listening of your pulse. Usually individuals don’t have any obvious smell; however, for others, that’s not the case. Bad breath often comes from one of four places: the mouth, lungs, sinuses, and the abdomen. More often than not stagnation and heat are also involved.

Let’s start with the mouth. Not taking good care of your mouth will eventually result in you having stinky breath. Regularly forgetting to brush and floss will lead to tooth decay and cause or worsen the mouth odor problem.

An infection in the lungs can affect the amount of air you breathe as well as the smell of your breath. This is especially true after you’ve had pneumonia, bronchitis, or a nasty chest cold.

The sinuses are also common reasons for halitosis particularly if you’re prone to sinus infections. Stagnation and heat again can contribute to the condition. If you smell anything coming out of your sinus chances are high that that bad smell is spread to others by your mouth.

If your abdomen is unable to break down the food you eat to be transformed into energy and nutrients then your digestion is malfunctioning and the food in your stomach can sit the there for a long time and eventually literally rot inside. The bad smell of rotting food will come out to your mouth. Heat causes the stagnant food to rot and emit a foul odor.

Listed below are a few suggestions that can help you to address the situation if you found out that you have bad breath:

-If your digestive function is out of whack, talk to a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner. He/she will recommend foods meant to restore the normal function of your digestive system, prescribe herbal remedies, and perform acupuncture on you to restore the good health of your digestion.

-If you suffer from frequent sinus problems because of allergies, you need to keep the problem under control. People suffering from seasonal allergies need to shower and change clothes after they’ve been outdoors. For the treatment of seasonal allergies, acupuncture is an excellent option that can cure or lessen the effects of seasonal allergies.

-Use a Neti pot for the relief of your sinuses.. A Neti pot can moisten your sinuses and irrigate the nasal cavities helping to clear the debris, phlegm and bacteria.

-Your mouth should always look and smell immaculate. After meals, always brush your teeth. Floss at least once each day and visit your dentist at least twice a year or if you have any cavities. Furthermore, if you have a thick coating on your tongue, scrape it with a toothbrush or a tongue scraper to remove/lessen the odor of your breath.

TCM can help cure the source of your bad breath problem. And after it’s been cured no one will talk behind your back about your breath again.

Christina Prieto is an Orlando acupuncturist, a certified Yoga instructor and the founder of Harmony Wellness center in central Florida.