Types of Acupuncture
Acupuncture follows the ancient Chinese principle that a human body is a pathway that is full of circling energy. When a body is healthy, the energy is free flowing and balanced. When there is a disruption in the body, the energy flow is blocked and must be freed to achieve homeostasis. Acupuncture is used to create a free flowing and balanced energy throughout the body again. Acupuncture techniques vary depending on the symptoms or conditions being treated.
Acupuncture can treat numerous disorders including:
• Reproductive Issues
• Respiratory Problems
• Digestive Disorders
• Neurological Issues
• Bladder Problems
Acupuncture for Cancer Patients
Acupuncture cannot cure cancer, but it can help cancer patients deal with the disease and the side effects of treatment. The advantages of acupuncture can make life more pleasant while the cancer patient is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment. The Mayo Clinic and Boston’s Dana Farber Cancer Institute endorse acupuncture for their cancer patients. Many oncologists recommend that their patients contact an acupuncturist for treatment. Learn more about acupuncture treatment for cancer.
Acupuncture for Fertility
One of the biggest new health trends is using acupuncture for fertility. As women are often waiting until a later age to start a family, infertility issues have increased. Traditional Western treatment options such as fertility drugs or in vitro fertilization (IVF) can cost thousands of dollars and do not work for everyone, which has led many couples to seek alternative treatments, including the ancient practice of acupuncture. Learn more about acupuncture for fertility.
This is a type of acupuncture which is used to both stimulate and relax. It is especially helpful for treating local qi problems, also called blood stagnation. Typically, cupping treatment is used as an acupuncture alternative. Learn more about acupuncture cupping.
Other Types of Acupuncture
French Energetic Acupuncture
This type of acupuncture is based on the traditional Chinese techniques and provides pain relief.
This acupuncture treatment helps with inflammation and pain management.
Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture
This technique is used to help with managing stress, smoking cessation, pain relief and anxiety.
This gentle technique is used on children and adults. It is an effective technique for the relief of symptoms associated with conditions such as allergies, stress, back pain, circulatory issues and depression.
This method helps alleviate the symptoms and conditions related to developmental disorders, nerve pain and stroke.
This treatment is used for symptoms and conditions that are associated with nerves, muscles and tendons.
This treatment is used to encourage overall health while focusing on the treatment and pain relief of musculoskeletal problems.
Trigger Point Acupuncture
This is an effective treatment for muscle tightness.
This is a relatively new technique used for pain relief, stopping smoking and healing.
Laser Acupuncture vs. Traditional Acupuncture
Traditional acupuncture uses a thin needle to pierce the skin targeting the blocked areas throughout the body. Laser acupuncture therapy activates the same areas without the use of needles.
The beam of light from the small hand-held laser tool activates the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the molecule that stores the energy in the body, it also increases cellular growth and circulation.
Conditions frequently treated with Laser Acupuncture therapy include:
• Skin rashes/Poison ivy
• Skin diseases/Eczema
• Canker sores/Cold sores
• Insect bites
• Cuts/Scars and scratches
• Neck, Back and Shoulder pain
• Nerve damage
• Tissue damage
Both laser and acupuncture therapy are fast and affordable treatments. These therapies help your body regain homeostasis. Many times patients feel better directly after they receive acupuncture therapy.