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Acupuncture NYC Treatment Process

March 11, 2012

Eastern medicines such as acupuncture NYC have grown in popularity due to people’s growing awareness of the potency of alternative healing paths.  Acupuncture has helped people with painful conditions such as body aches and back and shoulder pains.  It also helps in relieving certain kinds of trauma and stress related pains.

Formulated thousands of years ago, acupuncture now has spread in popularity worldwide.  It is a part of traditional Chinese medicine which sees the entire body as one whole with many parts or systems associating and interacting with each other.  Occasionally, one of these systems becomes imbalanced.  Acupuncture then is used to restore balance to this system.  Acupuncturists believe that there are 14 vessels or channels that convey blood and energy to the major organs.  These vessels connect to the     gall bladder, pericardium, kidney, bladder, small intestine, heart, spleen, stomach, intestines and lungs.

The first thing an acupuncturist does to treat a patient is to examine the patient’s tongue to assess the color and size of the tongue and to observe its coating or tension.  The acupuncturist will also ausculate  the lungs to listen to any wheezing or any peculiar sound it may make as well as smell the patient of any body odor.  Lastly the acupuncturist will observe any symptoms the patient might have.  This can be pain, taste, thirst, appetite, perspiration, fever or chills, pallor, redness in the face, etc.

When you go in for an acupuncture treatment, the common procedure the acupuncturist will use on you will be needles inserted in various parts of your body.  Since the needles that will be used on you is very thin, the sensation you most probably feel will be a twinge of sensation but not exactly pain.

Acupuncture is an all natural treatment that does not entail the use of pharmaceutical drugs.  Hence, there are no side effects with acupuncture treatment.  Acupuncture does not cause the stomach to be acidic or the mouth to dry or cause liver and kidney problems when used over and over again which are the side effects pharmaceutical drugs particularly prescription drugs have on the body.  There is no danger at all that your internal body will be subjected to toxins and other harmful substances which pharmaceutical drugs have.

The risk acupuncture might entail is the risk of contamination from the needles.  Therefore, you must seek treatment from a licensed and well-trained acupuncturist who uses disposable, single use and sterilized needles.  Be sure that the office of the acupuncturist is clean and organized and the instruments he uses are all clean and sanitized.  Acupuncture is safe only when the acupuncturist is licensed, well-trained and uses proper sanitary procedures that prevent any possibility of cross infection during treatments.