Acupuncture, Past, Present and Future
Acupuncture, an ancient therapeutic technique, is emerging as an important modality of complementary and holistic medicine in the United States.
Acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for thousands of years. It's existence even predates the Bible.
The traditional Chinese theory is very different from that of Western medicine.
In traditional Chinese medicine, health results from a harmonious balance between the complementary extremes (yin and yang) of the life force known as qi or chi. When balance is restored, health is achieved.
Traditional, as-well-as more contemporary needle free acupuncture is a well established alternative to traditional health care. It is the art of applying thin needles to points below the skin along the meridians. Stimulating these points promotes the body's natural healing capabilities and enhances its function thus restoring the energetic balance (Qi) in the body. The purpose is to treat the causal factors creating the symptom, getting to the root of the problem.
Traditional Chinese Medicine in America
Acupuncture was introduced to America in the last twenty, maybe thirty years.
Since its introduction, scientists have been literally putting this ancient practice under the microscope trying to ascertain how it works. But as hard as they tried and as deep as they looked, it remains a mystery.
Scientists did make some headway though. They were able to see that it does help you relax, releases endorphins that makes you feel happy, relieves pain, is great for surgery, stimulates the immune system, but were not able to prove exactly how or why this happens. Conclusion: We can't prove it .....so..... it doesn't work.
Who cares what they think. Just because they cannot prove it works shouldn't take validity from the process. They only know one way. Their way. If it doesn't fit into their mold, it's useless.
The bottom line is; Acupuncture works. If it didn't work, it would have been forgotten a long time ago.
On a positive note, the World Health Organization came out with a report and lists the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown, through controlled trials, to be treated effectively by acupuncture:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Knee pain
- Periarthritis of the shoulder
- Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
- Dental pain
- Temporomandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Induction of labor
- Correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Postoperative pain
- Essential hypertension
- Primary hypotension
- Renal colic
- Adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
- Allergic rhinitis
- Biliary colic
- Acute bacillary dysentery
- Primary dysmenorrhea
- Acute epigastralgia
- Peptic ulcer
- Acute and chronic gastritis
- Hay fever
The report hints that acupuncture works on many other diseases, symptoms and conditions, but suggests that more trials are necessary.
In our office, we successfully treat:
Headaches and migraines
Buldging or herniated disc
ADD and ADHD
Degenerative Disc Disease
Irritiable Bowel Symptom
PMS musculoskeletal problemsinsomniaanxiety depressionhigh blood pressurechronic fatigue
irritable bowel syndrome or IBS
restless leg syndrome
rashes skin problemsplus many types of physically and emotional pain.
Prevention is the key to a healthier life.
In the East, the health care system worked differently than here. Acupuncture was all about prevention. Acupuncturists got paid to keep you healthy. As long as you were healthy, they got paid.
If you had an ache or pain or just about any problem, you'd make a pit stop to the holistic doctor. His office might remind you of Starbucks. Lots of people hanging out in one room, gossiping with friends, catching up on the latest events, getting a treatment and sipping some herbal tea. The needles were inserted right through the clothes. No undressing. Fifteen minutes later, you were on your way, feeling better and balanced, less stressed and ready to go.
Now here is the twist. When you really got sick, you stopped paying. You heard me right, you stopped paying. It was their job to get you healthy and only then did you start paying again. Just the opposite of here.
In the West, you don't pay the doctor until you get really sick; it has to be so bad that you see it on all the reports, EEG, EKG, MRI or blood test. Then you pay through the nose, and pay and pay and pay, because by now it's a huge problem, rather than just an annoyance. And this is called health care? Sounds more like sick care.
So the most important thing to get into your head is that prevention is cheaper and better. Get treated for you allergies first ant them get treatments on a regular basis. It's a lot like working out to stay in shape. You can't expect to go once or twice and expect to feel good and be in shape.
Acupuncture takes a holistic approach to re-balance the individual and has treated billions of people over the past 2,500 years.
Dr Ynge Ljung DOM views each person body in a holistic manner taking into account all aspects of the individual; physical, mental, emotional and energetic. Every organ, gland, cell and connective tissue is integrated, interrelated and interconnected, functioning as an integrated whole and energizes the self-healing and regenerating capacity of the body.
Our #1 premise is "If the body is healthy, it will heal itself. There will be no pain and no discomfort." Our job is to re-create that balance that was lost.
Acupuncture is used as preventative medicine and helps support and strengthen the immune system. It can help with addictions including smoking cessation.
Acupuncture can treat western medical diseases and is very effective with undiagnosed conditions, disorders and symptom, including pain, arthritis, infertility, headaches and allergies.
If you’re willing to take the first step to better health and well-being, then Between Heaven & Earth Health Center is the place to start. Give us a call. We'll be glad to help. We offer a free consultation to see if we are compatible with each other. Do you like us and can we help you?
Why should I be concerned with allergies?
Allergies, even food sensitivities, reek havoc on your body. Allergies affect all systems including digestion, muscular, skeletal, nervous system and gland and organs, and most damaging, your immune system.
If you can come to the office, we can help you eliminate your allergies so they don't bother you anymore, and more important, you will be able to absorb nutrients from the basic foods that sustain your health and wellbeing that were impossible before.
If you are not able to come into the office, we have a natural, home based do-it-yourself allergy elimination kit that will make allergies go away without drugs, shots or avoidance. Learn how you can start immediately in eliminating your allergies. It works. We guarantee it.
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