Updated: Jan 9, 2019
Acupuncture New York is basically a procedure that uses ultra thin needles to elicit a therapeutic effect that leads to the treatment of a condition. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) the body has thousands of acupuncture points spread all over the body which are connected to pathways of energy called meridians where vital energy or chi flows.
It is the responsibility of the acupuncturist to inform the patient about what acupuncture does and how it works and to put to rest any misconceptions or myths they might have regarding acupuncture. Acupuncture entails the introduction of filiform needles into specific acupuncture points or acupoints in the body. The needles are maneuvered into place to stimulate the release of chemicals for the removal of illnesses and pain. The insertion of the needle into the skin is itself not a painful process sice the needles used are much thinner than those used in hospitals and medical clinics and if the procedure is performed by a qualified and experienced acupuncturist.
Numerous studies and research about acupuncture have been done to see how it works in treating illnesses. Acupuncture provides a lot of health benefits and can treat illnesses such as extreme stress, depression, anxiety, emotional disorders, hyperacidity, irritable bowel syndrome, arthrosis/arthritis, menstrual cramps, PMS, allergies, diarrhea, constipation, vertigo, contusions, sprains, contractures, tremors, muscle pain and spasms and chronic or acute pain and many more. The World Health Organization acknowledges acupuncture as one of the known treatments that can be effective in treating dozens of conditions. This treatment is truly versatile and one of nature’s gift to the human race.
If you are considering undergoing acupuncture be sure to go to a good acupuncturist who will take the time to get acquainted with his patients. This is not only to establish trust but to know also the patient’s state of health much better. The patient’s health can include his/her spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health. This is important for the acupuncturist to work out a treatment plan specific for the condition of the patient. The treatment plan will address not only the symptoms of the illness but the root cause of the illness as well. One perfect example of this is the symptoms manifested by chronic fatigue and diarrhea but the true underlying cause of the chronic fatigue and diarrhea may be energy depletion of the spleen. If the disorder patterns are identified and diagnosed, the acupuncturist can then know the right approach to take to heal the patient.
The approach and concepts used by acupuncture and Western medicine are totally different. Western medicine applies the disciplines of life science disciplines and empirical thought to diagnose and treat a patient. Acupuncture and TCM, on the other hand applies the philosophies of Taoism and naturalism, which incorporates abstract concepts such as chi and yin/yang in explaining the mechanics of health and life.