Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treat much more than just pain. One good example of how effective this ancient medicine can be is with Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. Learn more about what acupuncture and TCM can do for you.
This will tell patients new to acupuncture what to know about how their acupuncturist will diagnose them and how they can make the process as accurate and easy as possible. There are four main aspects acupuncturists consider when determining a diagnosis.
Irritable bowel syndrome can be very uncomfortable and it can be difficult to find lasting relief. This case study shows how acupuncture can provide excellent relief for this common digestive issue.
Acupuncture steps in where traditional medical treatments fail. In fact, acupuncture can be much more effective than medications your doctor are prescribing to you right now. Are you suffering from osteoporosis or arthritis? If so you may find that acupuncture can benefit you.
Did you ever have the experience that you are in a fight-or-flight condition; your heart and breathing rates go up, your pupils dilate and your hands are sweating to cope with the emergency situation due to the adrenaline release? After the emergency is over, you end up with cold hands and feet and you are very tired. If this condition becomes worse, you could constantly have sweaty palms whenever you are multitasking, rushing around or nervous about something, and you may get diagnosed as excessive sweating.
In a brand new study published in March 2013 a team of clinicians have demonstrated, through a controlled study, that acupuncture is able to outperform the drug valproic acid, in reducing the intensity of the pain associated with migraine headaches.
The study is published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine and outlines how, over six months, acupuncture was able to outperform the drug. Over a three month timescale the difference between the two protocols was minimal but over a longer period acupuncture came out as a clear winner.
Acupuncture has been widely recognised as an aid for headaches and migraines and the British Acupuncture Council shows strong supporting evidence for using acupuncture to treat both headaches and migraines.
Reading some of the scathing criticisms of acupuncture and it is affects in relieving pain and other debilitating conditions would have some believe the established medical order is out to smear acupuncturists as frauds and scam artists. It would be understandable if acupuncturists went around bad-mouthing modern medicine and surgery but most acupuncturists stress that their practice is an adjunct therapy and should not be used in place of traditional medical treatments.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical treatment that has been in practice for over 2,000 years. Acupuncture therapy is now used by practitioners in mainstream medicine to complement courses of treatment for patients suffering from more than 40 different medical conditions. There are many benefits of acupuncture therapy enjoyed by patients all over the world. Here, I will discuss a few of those benefits.