Posts made in May, 2012

What to Expect from Acupuncture

Posted on May 30, 2012

What to Expect from Acupuncture

What To Expect From Acupuncture

Knowing what to expect from acupuncture has a lot to do with understanding the basic practices of your local acupuncturist.  If you haven’t read the article called “Traditional Chinese Medicine and How it Works“, you might want to read that first to get some good background information.

The acupuncturist is an expert who performs acupuncture. They may apply the use of needles or some other materials in their quest to help their patients find balance and create tranquility in the body.

What To Expect From Acupuncture – Why All The Questions

An acupuncturist will ask a number of questions at the beginning of your visit just as your family doctor does.  This helps him or her get an idea of what might be behind the reasons for your appointment.  They often commonly  check your pulse and observe the shape, color and coating of your tongue. Checking the tongue will help them determine the condition of your organ and meridian systems.  By doing this they can tell whether you have excesses or deficiencies in your system.

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Traditional Chinese Medicine and How It Works

Posted on May 8, 2012

Traditional Chinese Medicine and How It Works

Traditional Chinese Medicine and How It Works

Traditional Chinese Medicine, which encompasses many different practices, is rooted in the philosophy of Taoism dating back more than 5,000 years. Today, Tradtional Chinese Medicine is practiced side by side with Western medicine in many of China’s hospitals and clinics. Acupuncture is an important component of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  It involves the insertion of thin needles at specific points in the body (acupoints) and is used in the treatment of or prevention of many illnesses and conditions including colds and flu.  In the United States acupuncture is most often used to relieve pain,  but it is also used for respiratory issues, depression and other psychiatric problems as well as ear, nose and throat diseases.

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