What Are The Benefits Of Acupuncture Treatment
Acupuncture is a tested and proven treatment for a variety of ailments, including pain and nausea. At our Torrance center, we have a team of certified acupuncture experts ready to match you up the benefits of some of the most effective oriental techniques ever devised.
Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points in your body through skin penetration using needles. This is done in a highly precise manner to relieve you of pain, as well as treat different health conditions. There are also other treatment techniques used, with all of them carrying the same goal: restoring and maintaining good health and preventing illness. Acupuncture works based off the belief there is a life force or “Qi” flowing through every person’s body, and that every health issue can be traced back to an imbalance in Qi. Treatment is essentially correction of the Qi by influencing meridian points located at several parts on the body.
When you visit our Torrance center for the first time, we have you supply us with your medical history, as well as information on your current problem. Later, at a scheduled time, our professionals do an inspection to gauge your body type, skin tone, posture, luster of hair, etc. There may also be tongue diagnosis involved. Our acupuncturist checks your breathing and voice, and then proceeds to examine your meridians and pulse. After this, we hit you with standard questions to get an idea of your digestion, body function, sleep, diet, pain, sweating, and sensory function.
After assessing the information gathered in this way, the acupuncturist is able to arrive at an optimal treatment strategy and schedule. A holistic perspective is characteristic to their approach to treatment, which means that everything they know about the patient becomes part of the equation, so to speak. This means they would also normally recommend dietary changes, exercise, and herbal supplements.
Other than needles, acupuncture makes use of massage, moxibustion, blood moving approaches, polarity devices, and frequency approaches. Each of these methods can be applied in more than one way. Every one of these ways works to realign the patient’s Qi through their meridian pathways. Placing needles simply form the most effective method among the lot, but only a certified acupuncturist would possess the expertise required to do it properly and effectively. The needles used can be of varying length and thickness, as well as materials.
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