How Acupuncture Works

WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Modern science has discovered that the human body/mind system functions on Biro-electric energy. This concept has been the cornerstone of Chinese Medicine for several thousand years. Biro-electric energy or "Qi" circulates throughout the body along pathways called meridians. Points on the skin along the meridians are energetically connected to specific organs, body structures, and functional systems. If energy circulation is blocked or stopped, the body's functioning is adversely affected and this results in pain or illness. Acupuncture treatments have the effect of removing the energy blockages, increasing the circulation of Qi and Blood and it also effects the autonomic nervous system. This combination activates the healing process. The result is relief of pain and the restoration of body function, or organ balance.

More Technical Definition for Acupuncture.

MORE TECHNICAL DEFINITION OF ACUPUNCTURE

The term acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving the stimulation of anatomical points called acu-points on the body with hair-thin, solid, surgical steel needles. Acupuncture is one of the key components of the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In the TCM system of medicine, the body is seen as a delicate balance of two opposing forces, yin and yang. One of the major assumptions in TCM is that health is achieved by maintaining the body in a balanced state, and that disease is due to an internal imbalance of yin and yang. This imbalance leads to blockage in the flow of vital energy, or Qi (pronounced "chee"), along pathways known as meridians. There are 14 main meridian pathways though out the body, and more than 2,000 acu-points along these meridians. Stimulation of these points with tiny acupuncture needles serves to regulate the flow of Qi along these meridians.

Some people get relief for only a few hours and in other cases the relief lasts for a few days. Historically we have rarely witnessed patients with no relief during the course of treatment. Symptomatic relief can be expected after 4 to 8 weeks of continued treatment. And corrective care can be expected after 24 to 36 treatments. To protect your health investment we highly recommend that you continue to have treatment four to six times each year. The maintenance care will benefit you and you family in many ways.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

For RELIEF CARE in acute cases you can expect to see results after 4 to 6 treatments. We determine your level of care based upon the depth of your disease acute or chronic. Each patient has different needs and different degrees of immune function. Chronic conditions and neurologial conditions require more treatments in order to obtain lasting results. In Chronic conditions you can expect to see results but it will take longer. Complete relief may need 12 to 18 treatments.

HOW LONG WILL ACUPUNCTURE RELIEF LAST?

From our standpoint disease can be identified as either acute or chronic and we generally classify treatment into two types A) Relief Care and b) Corrective Care. Relief care will generally work within 18 treatments and will give temporary relief for up to six months. It works on what we call Qi stagnation. Corrective care takes over where relief care ends that is after you have been treated for say 12 to 18 treatment and you no long feel your original pain. Corrective care begins to treat at the deeper level, at the cause of the pain to correct the Organ imbalance. Corrective care seems to last indefinitely

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

Modern science has discovered that the human body/mind system functions on Biro-electric energy. This concept has been the cornerstone of Chinese Medicine for several thousand years. Biro-electric energy or "Qi" circulates throughout the body along pathways called meridians. Points on the skin along the meridians are energetically connected to specific organs, body structures, and functional systems. If energy circulation is blocked or stopped, the body's functioning is adversely affected and this results in pain or illness. Acupuncture treatments have the effect of removing the energy blockages, increasing the circulation of Qi and Blood and it also effects the autonomic nervous system. This combination activates the healing process. The result is relief of pain and the restoration of body function, or organ balance.

Healthy Snacks from the book Balance Me; The Body Edition

According to Chinese Nutritional Therapy What You Eat Matters!

If we make good food choices we feel better. Its not hard. You just have to think outside of the box you live in.

Hummus

Hummus is made from Garbanzo beans also known as Chickpeas. These beans can help balance you total cholestrol levels, treat constipation, and regulate your blood sugar levels. Choose gluten frre crackers or vegetables to eat with it.

Almonds

High in calcium Almonds are a better food to eat to ensure you get enough. Will also help you body if you have Constipation, diabetes, asthma or high cholesterol.

Olives

A unique antioxidant rich food that can help treat sore throat, diarrhea and alcoholism. Can also help prevent inflammation and cancer.

Peanut Butter

It is better for you if you choose one with little or no sugar and eat it on a gluten free cracker or celery. Can help in treating an upset stomach, dry cough, constipation and helps lowers blood pressure.

Raisins

An excellent source of iron and antioxidants. Very good for treating High blood pressure, high cholesterol and anemia

Walnuts

Great food to snack on if you want to treat frequent urination, kidney or bladder stones, constipation, impotence hoarseness of voice or cough.

Mini Rice Cakes

This is not as good as eating cooked rice but it is a handy snack to eat at your desk or while traveling. Rice will help treat high cholesterol, diabetes, difficult urination and diabetes.

Pouched Fish

Salmon and Tuna are now packaged in a convent way. Both are high in DHA and EPA and can help treat High blood pressure. May also prevent cancers, macular degeneration and Alzheimer's. 

Dark Chocolate

Can be good for your health depending on the purity and the amount you eat. It can help treat high blood pressure, depression, and helps protects against heart disease and atherosclerosis

DOES ACUPUNCTURE HURT?

Most patients describe an acupuncture treatment as extremely relaxing and look forward to their next treatment all week long. At the most, a patient might feel a sensation at the site of the insertion similar to a mosquito bite. At Acupuncture Therapy Center, rest assured that your acupuncture treatment will be gentle yet effective.

IS ACUPUNCTURE SAFE?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved acupuncture needles for use only by licensed Acupuncture Physicians.

Nation wide Acupuncture Physicians have the least amout of complaints filed againt them.

CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Dr. Kathy Teisinger DAOM

Doctor of Acupuncture and

Oriental Medicine
(863) 521-2999
drkathy@drkathytei.com

 

 

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Winter Haven, FL 33880

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