Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world. It has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years and has provided effective relief for millions of people throughout the ages. It continues to be used extensively in clinical practice in China. The long-established tradition of acupuncture in China means that patients there generally have more awareness of this type of treatment and what’s involved. When western doctors first heard of acupuncture it was greeted with a certain degree of skepticism, because it was completely unfamiliar and not part of our culture here in the United States. However, acupuncture has made great strides in the West over the past 40 years. The scientific basis of this intriguing medicine has been established, and it is now widely accepted as an effective form of therapy in a variety of clinical contexts. Acupuncture is frequently combined with herbal medicine and massage therapy. Together, these make up the 3 pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Acupuncture as a Routine Prebirth Treatment
Acupuncture is an ideal form of treatment as it offers women drug-free relief for a multitude of problems that can arise during pregnancy and childbirth. It’s use for conditions often regarded as part of a normal pregnancy can not only improve a woman’s quality of life but also prevent them from becoming serious enough to necessitate medical treatment.
Some common problems that may be effectively treated with acupuncture are morning sickness, threatened miscarriage, heartburn, constipation, varicose veins......Read More.....
Pain is a feeling triggered in the nervous system. It may be sharp or dull, off-and-on or steady, localized (such as back pain) or all over (such as muscle aches from the flu). Sometimes, pain alerts us to injuries and illnesses that need attention. Although pain usually goes away once the underlying problem is addressed, it can last for weeks, months or .....Read More.....
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