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Acupuncture Orlando a Great Form of Alternative Medicine

April 29, 2012

More and more people are availing of alternative medicine each day.  It can either be used in combination with conventional medicine or it can be used as a stand-alone treatment.  More and more people are convinced of its efficacy than on the western conventional type of treatment.  The reason is because it is relatively safer and more natural than the synthetic conventional ones which can cause negative side effects.

Among the various approaches to alternative types of treatment by far the more popular ones are herbal medicine, acupuncture, acupressure, physiotherapy and chiropractics.

Herbal medicine is as old as the human race.  It entails the application of plants for treating health conditions.  Various kinds of conventional drugs actually have ingredients of some of these plants but add synthetic chemicals and poisons like fluoride that harm the body.  The more natural the herbal formula is the better it is for treatment.   Some people have adverse reactions to certain herbs and before taking any of them make sure to consult with your doctor first to avoid any negative interactions with these plants.

Acupuncture Orlando and acupressure are widely used around the world especially in Asia.  They are one of the most popular alternative treatments in the world.  They are quite effective in the treatment and relief of pain though they differ in technique.  Acupuncture always utilizes ultra thin needles which are inserted in strategic points in the body that elicit a therapeutic response to bring about pain relief.  Specific areas on the body that are affected by pain are applied with needles to help address the pain and its cause.   It has grown in popularity in the US and is one the more sought after alternative treatments there.

Acupressure is very similar to acupuncture but instead of needles, the hands, elbows and fingers of the practitioner are used to bring about treatment.  The targeted areas are applied with pressure using the hands, elbows and fingers and bring about the same effect as acupuncture needles.

Chiropractics on the other hand deals with spinal problems and problems of the musculoskeletal system.  Chiropractics believe that the problems originating in the spine is the cause of many other health conditions that seem to be unrelated to the problem of the spine.   Chiropractic medicine is all about spinal therapy.  The chiropractor’s hands are the main tools the chiropractor uses to treat spinal conditions.  This type of treatment is most effective for back and neck pain.

Physiotherapy commonly known as massage therapy is a thousand year old type of treatment used by almost all cultures in the world.  It is a very good form of therapy and a great way to achieve overall well-being, boost the immune system and improve sleep.