Important Things to Know About Acupuncture
Original Post Credit: Alternative Healing
The Chinese have been using acupuncture for thousands of years to deal with any issues which appear in their lives, from stomach upset to giving birth. It is amazing that this art has lasted this long, but the fact is that it must work since it has! Read on to find out all about acupuncture.
Acupuncture produces different effects in different people. Some people report that they feel extremely relaxed after a session, while others notice a burst of extra energy. A common benefit reported by most patients is an overall sense of well-being and fitness. These feelings are in addition to achieving the pain relief they were seeking.
Always ask to see credentials for your acupuncture practitioner before a session. In some areas, there are specific regulations for practicing this alternative therapy, and in others, no regulations exist. Make sure that you only visit with someone reputable in order to keep yourself safe and comfortable during your treatment process.
Elm City Wellness staff member Ed Haberli L.Ac., received his Master’s degree in Chinese Acupuncture Styles from the New England School of Acupuncture. The program, located in Newton, MA, is the oldest in the U.S., and consists of over 2,700 hours of instruction. He is nationally Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and Licensed by the state of CT. Prior to this, Ed was granted his B.S. in Biology from the University of New England. A lifelong interest in the human body, both disease process and healing, led Ed to come into a healing art such as acupuncture.
Your acupuncture treatment can be even more efficient if you make a few changes to your lifestyle. Your acupuncturist will probably recommend you to make some changes to the way you eat. Losing a few pounds and being more active can help you get rid of a wide range of health issues.
When trying to find a practitioner of acupuncture, look on the Internet. Type in acupuncturists in your city and state and analyze the results. Look at websites such as www.nccaom.org or www.acufinder.com. The NCCAOM is an agency that licenses acupuncturists, and it can help to find licensed practitioners is the U.S.
If your acupuncture practitioner makes dietary and supplement suggestions following a treatment, try your best to abide by them. Sometimes treatments are enhanced when a person eats right and consumes certain supplements. This not only makes the treatment work better, but it can enhance recovery time too. Take this advice seriously whenever you receive it.
Like with any alternative forms of medicine, it’s best to keep a totally open mind in the potential benefits of acupuncture. Scientists around the globe are studying acupuncture and learning more and more about the proven benefits of it. What may seem like hog wash, can really be something pretty miraculous.
Many people think that you have to “believe” in acupuncture in order for it to work. This is not true, however. Both children and animals, as well as adults, are treated with acupuncture, and benefit from its techniques. This makes it obvious that acupuncture is not “mystical”, but a legitimate practice.
Are you house bound or in a wheelchair? A lot of acupuncturists will come to your home for treatment if your ability to travel is impeded. You might have to pay an additional fee for mileage but the treatment will be worth it.
If this art of healing didn’t work, it is sure that it would have been replaced over the centuries, but it hasn’t. That is proof enough that you should give it a try yourself to deal with any nagging issues you may have. Thanks to what you have learned here, you know what it takes to feel better quickly.
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