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Understanding The Benefits of Acupuncture Treatments in Mitcham

by Connie Freeman Health Advisor

Acupuncture is not just a system to insert very fine needles into specific body locations for alleviating pain, contrary to popular belief. It is a form of traditional Chinese medicines which focuses on correcting imbalances of energy in the body. This alternative therapy has been traditionally used to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as to improve general health.


What is acupuncture used for?

The goal of acupuncture is to promote and restore the balance of energy that flows throughout the body. Emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression can be easily managed and cured through acupuncture procedures. In addition, acupuncture can also be used to manage nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome. Moreover, it is beneficial for pain syndromes due to an injury. Pain associated with chronic degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis can also be managed using acupuncture procedure. Some of the best acupuncturists in Mitcham claims to treat neurological problems like Parkinson’s disease and migraine.


Respiratory conditions such as asthma and sinusitis have been relieved with acupuncture by many acupuncture professionals in Mitcham. People suffering from gynecologic disorders and fertility can also be treated through acupuncture procedures. In addition, acupuncture has proven to be beneficial for reducing addictions and fatigue-and to promote overall well-being.


As per a recent study conducted in the US, it was reported that acupuncture can help relieve chronic low back pain, symptoms of osteoarthritis, dental pain and fibromyalgia. In addition, it was also shown to be beneficial in the treatment of emotional pain syndromes such as post-traumatic stress disorder.


Obesity can also be managed and treated through different acupuncture procedures in Mitcham. Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting can be treated using different acupuncture procedures.


What to expect on a visit to an acupuncturist?

The first visit to an acupuncturist in Mitcham involves a comprehensive health history assessment of the patient. It is important to understand that question that is included in this assessment may be strange but in traditional Chinese therapy energy flow and whole body, interaction are the keys to diagnosing all physical diseases of the body (Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) consists of massage, herbal medicines, and acupuncture along with other modalities).


The needles are placed in very specific locations after the initial acupuncture consulting and assessment by a trained acupuncturist. The patient may feel a momentary sharp or stinging sensation upon insertion of the needle. It is important to understand that the depth of the insertion varies according to the treatment and the acupuncturist. The needles are usually left in a place for five to 20 minutes. It is essential to note needles are not left in a patient for more than 60 minutes.


Several Chinese herbs are often recommended by acupuncturists to enhance the achievement of energetic balance. Two to four sessions of acupuncture are required for treatment of acute symptoms while eight to 12 more sessions of acupuncture are used to treat chronic symptoms.


Common side effects of acupuncture are bleeding and bruising. So, before undergoing acupuncture treatment it is better to consult your doctor.


About Connie Freeman Freshman   Health Advisor

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