Fort Lauderdale Acupuncture

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Chinese healing art that has been used successfully for over 5,000 years. It works on the Meridian system through the insertion of thread-like pre-sterilized needles in specific points on the body. This activates the body's Qi & Blood and promotes natural healing. It also can improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to help a wide variety of medical problems.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) regards Qi & blood as the foundation of the body. The Qi & blood travel through channel system nourishing the whole body. When Qi & blood flow freely throughout the body, one enjoys good physical, mental and emotional well-being. An obstruction of Qi or blood anywhere will cause disease. Acupuncture can regulate the body's Qi & blood flow thereby relieving pain and aiding in the recovery from disease.

How Safe Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an all-natural, drug-free therapy, and extremely safe if done by a qualified acupuncturist. There is no danger of infection from acupuncture needles because they are sterile, used once and then discarded.

Do the Needles Hurt & How Long Does It Takes For One Session?

The sensation caused by an acupuncture needle varies. Some people feel a little pain as the needles are inserted, but most people feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just like a human hair. Your acupuncture treatment may last from 30 to 90 minutes.

How Many Treatments Are Needed Be Effective?

The number of treatments vary from person to person. Some people experience immediate relief, while others may take months to achieve results. Acute or functional diseases heal faster, while chronic diseases are more difficult to treat and therefore require more time. Usually after three to six sessions people can feel improvement. At the beginning, treatments preferably are given daily or every other day and then spread out as the patient begins to improve.

Is Acupuncture Good For Children?

Yes! Actually, children respond more quickly than adults. Baby acupressure or tuina are also a good way to help.

What Is Cupping?

Cupping is a method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum next to the patient's skin to remove toxins from the skin. It can encourage blood flow and ease stress, aches and pains.

What Is Moxa?

Moxa is burning Chinese herbs (loose or compacted herbs) in sticks and cones used on skin or held close to the skin to warm channels and points of the body. Used to relieve traumatic pain or gynecological problems and alleviate debilitating conditions such as weakness and fatigue.

What Is Auricular Therapy

The ear is used for both diagnosis and treatment in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its use for diagnosis was developed several hundred years ago in China and revised in France in the mid-20th century. It is used predominantly for pain (headaches, lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.) It is also used for treating drug addiction (including smoking cessation and alcohol cessation), but may be used for any of a number of disorders ranging from hot flashes to hiccups.

What Is Cosmetic Acupuncture

Also known as acupuncture facial rejuvenation or acupuncture facelift, this new modality can enhance not only your physical appearance but also your overall health, giving you a glow that radiates from deep within.

The remedy cosmetic acupuncture may offer is the reduction or erasure of fine lines and the softening of deeper ones. Additionally, patients may experience the firming of jowls and a reduction in the size of under-eye bags. It is not unusual for clients to report enhanced skin tone, increased energy and eyes that sparkle. But it doesn't stop there. A person's overall health may also benefit. Insomnia may be corrected and weight gain may be controlled. Cosmetic acupuncture is, after all, a whole-body treatment.

What Is Point Injection Therapy

Point injection therapy utilizes the injection of liquid medicine into acupuncture points to prevent or treat diseases. It is one of the more integrated treatment strategies available to us in the 21st century. It combines the actions of acupuncture with the pharmacological effect of Chinese medicinal herbs or biomedical pharmaceuticals. It uses hypodermic needle techniques at acupuncture point locations so as to produce successful clinical outcomes.

What Is the Scope of Medical Acupuncture?

Acupuncture can influence three areas of health care:

  1. Promotion of health and well-being
  2. Prevention of illness
  3. Treatment of various medical conditions

Acupuncture can be effective as the only treatment used or as the support or adjunct to other medical treatment forms in many medical and surgical disorders.

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