What is Acupuncture and its benefits

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Acupuncture is an ancient kind of medical treatment in which thin needled are used to puncture various parts of the body.



History of Acupuncture

  • The treatment was developed by the Chinese about 5000 years ago, and it is still used today. Chinese doctors have performed surgery with acupuncture as the only anesthetic.

In recent years, acupuncture has begun to be accepted in the West as a branch of alternative medicine. It is often used in the treatment of such complaints as headache, asthma and arthritis. New research finds that acupuncture lowers elevated blood glucose levels related to obesity and diabetes

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  • How does acupuncture work?

An ancient practice rooted in the idea that there are fields of good and bad energy in the body, acupuncture was created as a way to re-balance the body's energies and create harmony in the recipient.

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In a clinical setting we see all types of conditions respond from allergies and asthma to anxiety and depression to fertility and menstrual issues and, of course, pain among many others. Ancient Chinese Doctors said The energy flow (or vital force)—called qi and pronounced "chee"—moves throughout the body along 12 main channels known as meridians. These meridians represent the major organs and functions of the body although they do not follow the exact pathways of nerves or blood flow, it is essential for qi, as well as blood to circulate in a continuous and unobstructed manner for good health of the mind and body. Many studies have shown that acupuncture releases endorphin (our body's natural morphine). A release of endorphin would help explain how acupuncture treats pain and also the extremely relaxed feeling most people have after an acupuncture treatment.

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  • Endorphin are among the brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which function to transmit electrical signals within the nervous system. Endorphin can be found in the pituitary gland, in other parts of the brain, or distributed throughout the nervous system.
  • Qi/Chi/Chee ancient Chinese described it as Life Force.

Acupuncture Weight Loss, the Best Way to Stay Slim and Fit

Since the most recent trend is to be slim, men, women and children are trying to get rid of unwanted weight. Obesity is exceedingly common nowadays. Millions of children and adults are suffering from this medical condition.

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The probably causes of being overweight are the following: intake of fatty meals, a sedentary lifestyle and eating in various fast food outlets. Obesity not only affects a person's looks. It will also bring lots of health risks like hypertension, diabetes and heart problems. Physicians always say that it would be best for all to manage their body weight.

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Some may go for diet management some may join a fitness center, and there are those who prefer taking weight loss pills. Acupuncture is famous because it is an organic method that causes no adverse reactions on the human body.

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What is Acupuncture?

Before an individual goes for acupuncture for fat decrease, he has to learn more about this healthcare procedure and its positive results. Acupuncture, which came from China thousands of years ago, is one of the best treatments throughout the world. This strategy includes placement of tiny needles through the epidermis.

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The acupuncture expert knows the right depth for each and every point. The program has about 2,000 acupuncture points, and every part is relevant to various healing features. This strategy can be used as an alternative healthcare for a variety of illnesses such as depression, substance abuse, sleeplessness and weight-loss.

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Ear Acupuncture

Ear acupuncture can be efficient in terms of treating organs like renal system, neurological body parts, liver, and lungs.

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Inserting the tiny needles into different areas of the epidermis will launch a sufficient amount of endorphin hormone. The release of this substance has a soothing impact which enables a person to deal with disappointment and pressure. However, a person needs to take this therapy from a skilled acupuncturist.

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How can Acupuncture Improve Weight-loss?

Among different techniques of fat decrease, acupuncture is the most efficient as it works naturally. In this therapy, the expert acupuncturist inserts long, slim, sanitized tiny needles into the body. The procedure can activate endorphin which can help reduce hunger pangs. Excessive eating results from unwanted pressure and disappointment. Acupuncture can help the person manage pressure and keep the body relaxed. Thus, it is easy to prevent unnecessary eating.

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An acupuncturist chooses therapy factors depending upon the results of the patient's diagnosis. The acupuncture needles stays in place for about 30-45 minutes per session. The therapy concentrates on modification of way of life in developing a weight loss routine.

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Acupuncture can minimize craving for meals, increase metabolism and enhance body movement. Decreasing cholesterol and enhancing mobility can be done through the help of an expert acupuncturist. It can also minimize pressure, energizes the human body, reduce appetite and manage unnecessary eating.

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Therapy schedules are once or twice a week, and the routine should be continued until eight to twelve weeks until the body's metabolism is already working normally. The entire process includes a combination of body and ear acupuncture, use of herbs and supplements, breathing exercises and abdominal massage.

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