Acupuncture For Your Well Being

By Dr Yan Ping Xu

The art of acupuncture therapy spans back thousands of years to ancient China and has been refined over this long period of time. Practitioners of this ancient, holistic practice are skilled health professionals that take pride in their work and consider it to be a craft that has been passed down through generations.

Becoming licensed, as a practitioner requires at least two hundred hours of hands on job experience under the supervision of a skilled, licensed practitioner in a clean facility. So, if you choose to use the services of a licensed acupuncturist you know you can expect a quality experience.

Acupuncture is the therapy of using thin needles inserted into strategic trigger points on the body to re-balance the body's natural energy to prevent or treat various medical conditions. The nervous system and vital organs of the body may not be functioning at optimum levels so re-balancing is necessary.

The treatment of acupuncture therapy has grown in popularity in America, especially in the last decade. Many physicians are looking for alternatives to prescription drug therapy treatments because many patients are suffering severe adverse side effects to these pills.

Potential side effects from various mental health medications include: 

• Excessive weight gain 
• Drowsiness 
• Dizziness 
• Lack of appetite 
• Restlessness 
• Dry mouth 
• Increased risk of suicidal tendencies 
• Insomnia 
• Gastrointestinal issues 
• Constipation 
• Nausea 
• Vomiting

Using acupuncture for emotional well being 

Acupuncture has been used to treat illnesses but many Americans use it to prevent various illnesses. When used regularly as a prevention method, disharmony in the body can be prevented well before any potential problems.

Benefits of acupuncture 

• Allows the body to release pain-reducing endorphins 
• Stimulates circulation and the natural flow of energy in the body 
• Promotes firing of neurotransmitters in the brain that promote happiness and good mood 
• Reduces inflammation and swelling in the body 
• Promotes electrical impulses in the body that drive emotional well being 
• Affects the release of hormones in the body and promotes hormonal balance which can affect the onset of many mental health conditions
• Aids in self regulation of all nervous system and central system functions

Many scientific studies have been conducted that prove without a doubt that acupuncture therapy works to treat ailments that modern medicine has not been able to fully treat, like fibromyalgia.

Anyone that suffers from nerve related conditions like fibromyalgia know that any relief is a blessing, especially on days when just putting clothes on feels like your body is on fire.

Many Americans with chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia suffer from mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. Acupuncture has given many of these people their lives back and allowed them to regain employment and have familial relationships that they didn't have before.

Acupuncture has given many with emotional instability issues the opportunity to be treated with methods that are not going to cause them other ailments. Excessive weight gain as a side effect of mental health medications has increased the obesity epidemic in America to the point that diabetes is one of the number one killers in this country.

Acupuncture therapy has allowed many to be taken off mental health medications, reduce their weight, and prevent diabetes.


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