At HealingRadiusPro, we believe in spreading the word about alternative health and wellness therapies to educate people about all-natural, holistic means of healing. Which is why we don’t think acupuncture should keep flying under the radar!
Acupuncture is a relaxing way to alleviate pain, nausea, anxiety, and more. In fact, it’s pain relieving properties are so prominent that some insurance companies even cover acupuncture treatments. Learn about acupuncture to see if it’s the right treatment for you.
A Little About Acupuncture
As an ancient method of Chinese healing, acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. In fact, acupuncture is so old that it was even practiced with sharp stones, animal bones, and sharpened bamboo shoots before metal needles were invented.
When someone is sick, in pain, or experiencing general anxiety, it’s believed that their inner qi or ‘chee’ is blocked. Acupuncture is used to to restore the body’s natural energy flow to help people reconnect with the Earth’s qi to get rid of pain and to create a better sense of well being.
Some studies suggest that acupuncture releases adenosine, the amino acid that’s responsible for relieving pain. Although not proven, this could be the first clue as to how acupuncture works scientifically.
How Acupuncture Works
First, before an acupuncturist provides any treatment, they’ll review your entire medical history to make a plan that’s best suited for your needs. Acupuncture to relieve chronic migraines is quite different from acupuncture to relieve knee pain.
Once a plan is mapped out, thin, sterile needles are inserted into different anatomic acupoints. These points are generally where nerves, muscles, and connective tissues can be stimulated. There actually about 2,000 acupoints in the body with 20 meridians, or pathways throughout the body where blood and energy flow.
When needles are gently inserted into acupoints they can be heated, cooled, and given an electric current to help you heal. Treatments usually last anywhere between 5 to 30 minutes and shouldn’t last more than an hour.
What Acupuncture Helps
Studies suggest that acupuncture is the all-natural, medication-free solution to the following ailments.
Some people are nervous about the idea of acupuncture because they don’t handle needles well. If you can’t take a shot then how can you relax with five or more needles in your skin? Luckily the federally-regulated needles are only about the size of a hair and are flexible. Most people can’t even feel the needles!
Also, if people are needle-phobic they can get the idea that the needles might poke their organs and cause damage. However, in reality, the needles are very small and only go skin deep.
Can you trust your acupuncturist? Do your research. Make sure your acupuncture specialist is licensed to practice acupuncture. This way you can relax with a well-trained professional who knows what they’re doing. Remember: always avoid health and wellness professionals without proper licenses.
HealingRadiusPro Helps Acupuncture Professionals and Patients
HealingRadiusPro is the free online business management solution for acupuncture specialists. It has tons of innovative features for staff management, client management, online class booking, online payments, and more.
Once classes are listed online patients can book from a list of available appointments, and select their payment method between cash, credit, checks, or debit cards. They can even pay for their appointments online right when they book them.
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Allison Barfield is a content writer for Span Enterprises and has been writing since she first learned to hold a pencil, shortly after birth. After graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2013 with a B.A. in media arts she fell in love with marketing. She's been copy writing and managing multiple blogs ever since.