Acupuncture Yonkers NY
HAS RELIEVED SYMPTOMS OF FOLLOWING:
- Back, Neck and Leg Pain
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Digestive Disorders
- Infertility and Impotence
- Jaw Pain (TMJ)
- Lumbar Pain
- Weight Control
- Quit Smoking
- Tennis & Golf Elbow
- Many more
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture originated in China over 3,000 years ago and is presently used as a primary healthcare system throughout the world. It is a method of balancing and building the body’s life force energy known as Qi. Acupuncturists recognize particular pathways called “meridians” through which this energy circulates. Traditional Chinese medicine views disease as the result of an imbalance or blockage in the body’s natural energy flow. Such imbalances manifest in physical, emotional and psychosomatic stress-related disorders.
Very thin, sterile, stainless steel needles into specific points along meridians in order to disperse the blockage and mobilize the body’s natural immune response. Needling is one of a number of energy balancing techniques used during Acupuncture treatments. Also included in traditional therapies are dietary counseling, and various Oriental massage techniques.
Traditional Chinese acupuncture recognizes that many times aches, pains and other discomforts are only symptoms of a deeper, underlying health problem. Therefore, a comprehensive diagnosis is compiled which takes into account the individual’s body, mind and spirit, rather than simply categorizing them into a one-sided symptom picture. The basis of acupuncture is to build the body’s own immune system, so that disease will not penetrate.
The acupuncturists at Far East Wellness in Yonkers, NY, spend time with each of their clients explaining how acupuncture can play an important role in achieving a higher sense of wellness.
The World Health Organization acknowledges that acupuncture has been found useful in treating the following chronic and acute disorders:
Allergies, Arthritis (osteo), Asthma, Backache, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Cataract, Cardiovascular Problems, Fibroids, Headaches, Hearing loss, Hemorrhoids, Hiccups, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Insomnia, Irritability, Obesity, Psoriasis, Sciatica, Sinusitis
Traditional acupuncture is a system of healing based on natural laws, which helps restore and maintain physical, emotional, and mental health.
Although relatively new to this country, it has been continuously practiced in China for thousands of years, making it one of the world’s oldest systems of healing. The fundamental principles of acupuncture are to treat the person as a whole, and to diagnose and treat the causes of one’s illness rather than to merely alleviate the symptoms. The person can then heal as much as nature will allow.
Acupuncture is based on natural laws which describe the flow of life energy in nature and in the body. This life energy, called chi, courses through the body in channels similar to rivers that course over the Earth. When the chi in the body is full and flowing, health is promoted. When the chi is not full and flowing, the body will send out distress signals in the form of symptoms. Since the natural tendency of our body is to correct an imbalance, we usually recover from illness or emotional hurt and proceed with our lives. However, there are times when the energy gets stuck. At these times some external help is needed. An acupuncturist evaluates the underlying energetic cause of a person’s problem or symptom. This is done by looking at the whole person: the physical body, the mind, the emotions, and the spirit for life. The acupuncturist then attempts to restore balance by inserting fine needles into the body at specific points which have been empirically proven effective in the treatment of specific disorders. These points have been mapped by the Chinese over a period of thousands of years. While acupuncture is widely known to relieve pain, it is also helpful for many conditions in which pain is primary, including a wide variety of chronic conditions. Traditional acupuncture does not separate the mind and the body. Instead, it looks at everything about a person, including lifestyle and stress. When the practitioner is able to find and correct the underlying problem, the symptoms will often disappear because they are no longer necessary. Because each person is unique, many practitioners discourage publishing specific conditions for which acupuncture may be effective. Each person must be evaluated individually. Acupuncture may be helpful whether you have a major health problem or are in good health and are interested in your own personal growth.
What is the relationship between acupuncture and conventional medical care?
While acupuncture is concerned with the whole person and addresses itself to many levels of functioning, it is also a particular form of treatment with its own limitations. It needs to be used in conjunction with health-promoting attitudes and behavior. In many cases, patients already being cared for by other providers will need to remain in their care. Acupuncture practitioners cooperate with other providers and do not recommend altering medications or other therapies without consulting the personal physician or provider.
Does it hurt?
Many people are worried or fearful about the use of needles. However, the needles used to stimulate acupuncture points have no resemblance to hypodermic syringes. Acupuncture needles are very slender, barely beyond the thickness of a human hair. The finest quality stainless steel, pre-sterilized, disposable needles are used.
How soon does one see results?
Factors to consider in term of response include lifestyle, habits, length and severity of problem, and the general state of health. Individual progress needs to be evaluated in terms of what is reasonable for a particular person. In general, one should see some change within 10 to 12 treatments.
Various changes, subtle or profound, may occur during and after a treatment. All changes will be monitored by your practitioner who is aware of your general progress towards total well-being, as well as the specific improvement of your most important concerns. The progress is different for every individual. To enhance the value of therapy, the following procedures are important: Plan your activities so that you can rest and relax after each treatment (especially the first few). This allows you to gain the maximum benefits from your treatments. Continue prescription medicine exactly as directed by your physician. Be aware of changes in your patterns of functioning (attitudes, emotions, sleep, appetite, levels of energy, etc.) Cultivate respect for your body-mind-spirit, and strive to live in moderation. Treat yourself to adequate mental and physical rest, nutrition, and exercise. Let your thoughts and attitudes reinforce the support each treatment provides. Research has shown that your own mental energy is a meaningful aid to the healing process.
What can I expect when I visit an acupuncturist?
Your initial visit is designed to help your practitioner understand your reasons for seeking acupuncture treatment and to assess the underlying problems leading to your symptoms. This session begins with an interview which includes both your health and personal history and continues with a physical examination and consultation. It is conducted in complete confidentiality by your practitioner who will then advise you of the anticipated frequency of treatments. This initial session usually lasts about an hour. The frequency of subsequent sessions depends on your individual needs. Initially most people are seen weekly in order to create an internal harmony that can be maintained between treatments. As this harmony is achieved, the frequency of visits gradually decreases until visits become seasonal.