Acupuncture / Electronic Acupuncture / Auricular Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Acupuncture2Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of China that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of eneThe practice of acupuncture to treat identifiable pathophysiological (disease) conditions in American medicine was rare until the visit of President Richard M. Nixon to China in 1972. Since that time, there has been an explosion of interest in the United States and Europe in the application of the technique of acupuncture to Western medicinergy flow(Q) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture may, it has been theorized, correct imbalances of flow a identifiable points close to the skin.

Acupuncture is a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical locations on or in the skin by a variety of techniques. There are a variety of approaches to diagnosis and treatment in American acupuncture that incorporate medical traditions from China, Korea, Japan and other countries. The most thoroughly studied mechanism of stimulation of acupuncture points employs penetration of the skin by thin, solid, metallic needles, which are manipulated manually or by electrical stimulation.

Electric Acupuncture

Electric_AcupunctureElectroacupuncture is quite similar to traditional acupuncture in that the same points are stimulated during treatment. As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted on specific points along the body. The needles are then attached to a device that generates continuous electric pulses using small clips. These devices are used to adjust the frequency and intensity of the impulse being delivered, depending on the condition being treated. Electroacupuncture uses two needles at time so that the impulses can pass from one needle to the other. Several pairs of needles can be stimulated simultaneously, usually for no more than 30 minutes at a time.

Auricular Acupuncture

Auricular acupuncture is thought to be effective in treating mental/emotional disturbances including anxiety, depression, and insomnia. It is also used to treat Earicular Acupuncturephysical pain such as arthritis, back pain, migraine, headache, tendinitis, and sciatic pain. Through stimulation of corresonding points in the brain and body, auricular acupuncture is also used as a therapy to treat digestive problems such as colitis and indigestion, as well as respiratory and sinus problems like asthma, hay fever and sinusitis. The therapy may also be used to treat obesity, pre-menstrual syndrome, and addiction to drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes (stop smoking)

Auricular Acupuncture is acupuncture that is done on the ear. Your ear is a “microcosm” of your body. That means your entire body can be treated from your ear. Your ear, being close to your brain, is very neurologically active. Ear acupuncture is often used to help people get off drugs. The acupuncture is done on certain NADA approved points to relieve addiction cravings. There are many acupuncture/drug treatment clinics in the world.

The same way acupuncture treats drug addiction, it can treat cigarette addiction. It can be more effective to treat the whole body though and take Chinese herbs. There are herbal formulas that treat anxiety and stress that will help relieve that in advance of smoking cessation.