Acupuncture Philadelphia is a part of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that treats illnesses by inserting hair-thin needles into specific parts of the body to energize the body allowing the body to heal itself with minimal aid from external agents. These needles allow the life force flowing in the body (chi) to flow unimpeded. The smooth flow of chi is what makes the body healthy and grow. A specific point in the body where an acupuncture needle is inserted usually has networks that connect to another part of the body, usually an internal organ or the nervous system.
Acupuncture has many medical applications but commonly, it is used for pain relief. TCM believes that stimulating energy centers stimulates the production and release of endorphins. These are the body’s analgesia and anesthesia and moreover, it gives elation and euphoria and that is why it is known as the “feel good” chemicals, which help alleviate or neutralize pain.
Acupuncture helps boost the body’s immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells. It also assists people overcome alcoholism and drug addiction. With the release of endorphins, acupuncture mitigates cravings and withdrawal symptoms and instead induces relaxation.
Many famous athletes have turned to acupuncture for their injuries and to enhance their performance. Tension in the muscles lessens the performance level of athletes and acupuncture comes to their aid by releasing muscle tension and improving the function of the body systems. Even, in war, soldiers have opted for acupuncture treatment for their wounds. It speeds up recovery from injury and helps counter pain.
Allergies are also treated with acupuncture. Most allergies are due to environmental factors like dust, pollen and chemicals. Some allergies are triggered by food such as gluten, milk and shellfish. Some can cause dangerous extreme ailments such as kidney problems, joint discomfort and depression. Acupuncture allows the body to detoxify and as mentioned before, strengthen the immune system.
Acupuncture therapy is an effective therapy for problems such as bronchitis, asthma, hypertension and ulcers. Western medicine remains skeptical of the healing claims of acupuncture mainly because they cannot find any empirical evidence of the underlying reality of acupuncture in particular and TCM, in general, which is chi.
Acupuncture has been a beneficial treatment for both male and female infertility issues such as polycystic ovary syndrome, unexplained male infertility or anovulation to name a few. Some health problems which acupuncture solves are obesity, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, stress, menopause and skin disorders such as acne, shingles, eczema etc. If you might have a problem which acupuncture may be able to solve, consult a skilled acupuncturist and consult with him about your problems. Chances are, he might just have the perfect acupuncture therapy for your problem.