Friday, April 6, 2012

Besides pain, What Medical conditions does Acupuncture treat?

     Acupuncture is a quite effective alternative to pharmaceutical therapy for all pain and many medical problems, and it has been used in China for 5000 to 6000 years.  What is acupuncture?  It applies micro-needles, pressure, mild stimulation, and sometimes heat to certain places in the skin to cause a change in the physiological functions of the body.  Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) based on the belief that many of the major organs are affected by qi/chi (vital energy) and must be balanced to be healthy, and stimulating some acupoints and meridians treat numerous pain syndromes and illnesses.       .
     Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and is recognized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems.  It is effective in treating Addictions---drugs, alcohol, smoking, Anxiety, Asthma, Bronchitis, Carpel tunnel syndrome, Chronic fatigue, Common cold, Constipation, Dental Pain, Depression, Diarrhea, Digestive trouble, Dizziness, Dysentery, Emotional problems, Eye problems, Facial palsy tics, Fatigue, Fertility issues, Gingivitis, Headache, Insomnia, Hiccough, Incontinence, Irritable bowel syndrome, Low back pain, Menopause, Reproductive problems, Menstrual irregularities, Migraine, Morning sickness, Nausea, Osteoarthritis, Pain, PMS, Pneumonia, Rhinitis, Shoulder pain, Sleep disturbances, Smoking cessation, Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), Sore throat, Stress, Tennis elbow, Tonsillitis, Tooth pain, Trigeminal neuralgia, Urinary tract infection, Vomiting, and Wrist pain.

     Acupuncture may cause responses in nerves, the pituitary gland, and parts of the brain, which in turn can cause the body to release hormones, brain chemicals and proteins that control a number of bodily functions.  It also affects blood pressure, the immune system, and body temperature.  Acupuncture can also triggers the release of endorphins (natural painkillers) and enkephalins.  Follow Dr. Stephen B. Asquith of Chiropractic (and Acupuncture) Works, Fort Collins, CO to learn more about Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Nutrition, Ultrasound, and related therapies.  I can be reached through my Facebook page or website at  To access my blog on Chiropractic, see http://chiropracticworksfoco







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  2. Have tried acupuncture twice and as very thankful for the benefits it can give. Had broke up with my girlfiend, who was with the hope of being a wife. Such an annoying thing happened to me. Stressed, weakened and almost dying because of the heartache that situation has brought. Over fatigued indeed. But now Im OK and felt more relaxing than ever before.