What is Acupuncture? FAQ’s on Acupuncture Florida

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Acupuncture is an ancient medicine practice from China that has been utilized for thousands of years. Modern research has shown that acupuncture Florida treatment has a significantly positive effect on the body, including enhancing blood flow and circulation, decreasing inflammation and pain, increasing range of motion.

Acupuncture Boca Raton Along with these benefits, acupuncture Tampa has been shown to decrease muscle spasms, promote relaxation, and decrease the nausea side effects of chemotherapy. It also promotes weight loss!

The use of electrical stimulation is frequently combined with acupuncture Miami for painful conditions  and can facilitate acupuncture benefits at reducing pain, muscle spasms, inflammation, scar-tissue pain, and conditions that present with pain in multiple body areas.

Acupuncture utilizes an ancient diagnostic system based on Qi (pronounced “chi”).

How Long Does Acupuncture Treatment Last?Acupuncture Florida
For pain management, acupuncture Jacksonville would be received once or twice weekly for a couple months at which point the acupuncture professional will re-assess the treatment plan.

What Conditions Respond Well to Acupuncture Florida?
Along with being excellent for pain management, the World Health Organization has published a list of over forty disorders that research shows respond positively to acupuncture.

Respiratory Diseases

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Common cold
  • Acute tonsillitis

 Orthopedic Disorders

  • Periarthritis humeroscapularis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Low back pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Disorders of the Mouth Cavity

  • Toothache
  • Pain after tooth extraction
  • Gingivitis
  • Pharyngitis

Bronchopulmonary Diseases

  • Acute bronchitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Eye Disorders
  • Acute conjuctivitis
  • Cataract (without complications)
  • Myopia
  • Central retinitis

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Spasm of the esophagus and cardia
  • Hiccups
  • Gastroptosis
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Gastric hyperacidity
  • Chronic duodenal ulcer
  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Acute bacterial dysentery
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Paralytic ileus

Neurologic Disorders

  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Facial paralysis
  • Paralysis after apoplectic fit
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Paralysis caused by poliomyelitis
  • Meniere’s syndrome
  • Neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • Nocturnal enuresis
  • Intercostal neuralgia

What Should I Expect from an Acupuncture Florida Treatment?
On the first visit your acupuncture practitioner will perform a history of the disorder you have and come up with a treatment plan. The first visit may be approximately 60 to 90 minutes depending on the complexity of your case. Follow up treatments will be about 30 to 60 minutes.

How should I prepare for my acupuncture treatment?
Wearing loose fitting clothing with pant legs or sleeves that can be easily rolled up will allow the acupuncturist to easily access the areas to be treated.

Is acupuncture painful?
No. Acupuncture needles are hair-thin and go into the body smoothly. A warm feeling or a slight bit of pressure is a typical sensation when being needled, but it’s nowhere near the jab of a hypodermic needle like you might have experienced when getting a shot or a blood draw.

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