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The Many Benefits of Bellvue Acupuncture

March 27, 2011

Bellvue Acupuncture is a form of treatment that has been known to cure a number of illnesses and diseases.  Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine and has been treating Chinese patients with a range of ailments and diseases, from skin diseases to emotional problems.  Acupuncture in the west is widely popular in treating obesity, low back pain, addiction and infertility.

The philosophy behind TCM is that the body is governed by a life force called chi and yin-yang energy.  Chi is like the blood in our body that circulates throughout our body through network systems called meridians.  It is the free flow of chi that makes the body alive, grow and reproduce.  If a blockage in the meridian develops, the chi stagnates and the body not getting nourishment from chi gets weak and manifests this weakness with ailments and sicknesses.

Yin and yang are the two principles of cold and heat in the body that constantly interact, contradict and complement each other and the relative balance of these two forces is what the body needs to maintain good health.  Chi is in essence, energy, possessing yin and yang properties just like electricity, which possesses negative and positive forces that when they interact with each other creates electrical energy.

Acupuncture in most cases have two or three fundamental functions.  First, it removes the blockage in the meridians to allow the chi to free flow once more.  Second, it spurs the release of endorphins or pleasure chemicals, to help the body heal itself and regulate inordinate desires and cravings.  Third, it helps the body to revitalize itself by increasing metabolism and energy in the body.

Acupuncture is a holistic type of treatment whose aim is not only to cure physiological illnesses but to treat emotional, psychological and even spiritual issues.  This holistic treatment can be seen in helping the person to lose weight.  If the person’s cause of overeating is due to stress, loneliness or depression, acupuncture addresses this emotional problem by stimulating the brain to release endorphins to combat both the craving for food and to allow the body to feel elated, light and euphoric.  Since wanting to dispel the sadness is the cause of the person’s food indulgence, the release of endorphins overcomes the craving and the body at the same time feels good which it should have felt by eating food.

Acupuncture can treat various kinds of emotional problems like heartbreak, depression and sadness.  However, a healthy lifestyle is essential to become truly happy and normal again in the long term.

Acupuncture has a naturalistic approach to curing illnesses.  It allows the body to heal itself, with minimal external aid.  Usually, herbs are used in conjunction with acupuncture to facilitate and speed up treatment although some ailments can best be treated with herbs or other oriental treatment modalities.