From time immemorial, acupuncture Miami, a vital component of traditional Chinese medicine has been a most popular option among East Asian countries in treating pain disorders. Countries such as Tibet, Vietnam, China, Japan, India and Korea have and still use acupuncture for treating a great number of physical conditions and diseases. It is considered in the United States as a form of Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) and also is known as a treatment for painful physical conditions such as back and neck pain, severe arthritis, muscle aches and spasms, etc.
Acupuncture is a 5000 year old modality and before steel was invented, modified stones, bones and metal were used as acupuncture needles which even with those materials have effectively treated diseases and illnesses. As technology progressed, so to has acupuncture. Now instead of bones or stones, stainless steel, sterile and disposable needles are used for greater treatment efficacy and less risk of infection.
The overall goal of acupuncture treatment is to enhance health and remove pain. The acupuncturist looks at health in a perspective much different from a mainstream doctor. For the acupuncturist the balance of energy in the body, particularly the normal, unimpeded flow of vital energy the Chinese call chi is what the acupuncturist wants to see in his/her patient. Any energy imbalance will cause sickness and illness and it is the responsibility of the acupuncturist to remove any blockages of chi in the body and restore its uninterrupted and normal flow. This is done with hair thin, non-hollow acupuncture needles inserted at important points in the body to restore the body’s energy balance. During treatment the needles may be inserted at the shoulders, arms legs, ears or even the big toe or at any part of the body which would help treat the ailment. Sometimes, some short discomfort may be felt when the needles are inserted but the sensation is quickly replaced by a relaxed and sleepy feeling which lasts throughout the whole process.
The duration, number and frequency of the treatment and the type of treatment itself depend on the ailment, its degree of severity and on the person’s constitution.
Acupuncture has been validated as a legitimate form of treatment for over 30 kinds of illnesses by the World Health Organization. It can relieve the symptoms of menopause, helps in treating depression and anxiety and cures many kinds of addictions and the physical and mental pains that go with the addiction. Other disorders that acupuncture can treat are insomnia, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, male and female infertility, post surgical pain, athletic injury, headache, arthritis, physical and mental stress and fibromyalgia pain among others.
Acupuncture is one of the most popular treatments in the world today and it is a much safer option than medications or surgery.