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Acupuncture Montclair for Bacterial and Viral Infections

March 11, 2011

Acupuncture has for over three millennia, been treating the sicknesses and diseases of the Chinese people.  It is a treatment formulated by traditional Chinese medicine based on the free flow of a vital life force in the body throughout the body.  This vital life force is called chi in Chinese, and it travels around the body through a network called the meridian system.  Its function and processes is essentially the same as blood flowing through the circulatory system although chi and the meridians are not acknowledged to exist in western medicine basically because it is an intangible system.

The Chinese also believe in yin and yang in the body and the interaction with each other inside the body.  Yin and yang are the two opposing principles of cold and hot in the body and in whose relative balance rests the body’s good health.  Yin is the cold and wet aspect and organs traditionally oriented to yin are the heart, liver, spleen, lungs and kidneys.  Yang represents the hot and heat aspect and the organs that are traditionally associated with yang are the small and large intestines, gall and urinary bladder and the stomach.

Bacterial, viral or fungal infections are yang aspects and when they infiltrate the body, the imbalance of yin and yang is disrupted.  The environment or climate plays a major role in yin-yang imbalance since moisture, humidity, dampness cold or hot temperature also disrupts yin-yang harmony.

Inflammation is due to excess fire brought by the pathogen while infection may be caused by the climate or by pathogens or both.

Acupuncture Montclair combined with herbal medicine help the body and the affected organs by controlling the yin deficiency caused by the added yang brought by the pathogen and remove the blockage of chi in the body causing further debilitation of the individual physiologically and emotionally.  Acupuncture and herbal medicine adjust the yin-yang by allowing the release of excess yang in the body, remove the stagnation of chi, enable the expulsion of the pathogen, strengthen the body organs by replenishing the depleted yin to restore balance of yin-yang in the body and remove the cold damp or heat damp in the body.

Depending on the type of bacteria or virus, acupuncture needles are inserted in various parts of the body for the organs affected and for the emotional problems caused by the infection.  There are specialized herbs from a gamut of medicinal plants from the vast apothecary of Chinese medicine for yin-yang imbalance per organ.

Acupuncture treatment for bacterial infection does not have any side effects, ergo; it is a very safe form of treatment.  It is a very good treatment for sexually transmitted diseases and upper respiratory infections.