Why Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the influence of needles on the acupuncture points. The scope of acupuncture application is extremely broad: relief of pain of different origin, treatment of allergy manifestations, acceleration of bone healing after fractures, gynecological diseases, pathologies of nervous and musculoskeletal systems, fight against bad habits. The needle, once in the right place, activates the sensitive nerve fibers that transmit a signal to the brain area controlling the work of a particular organ. The brain responds by improving the blood supply to the organ in question, which leads to a faster recovery. This hypothesis has been confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography.

How does the needle work?

Pain relief. The needle excites the “fast” sensitive nerve fibers: the nerve impulse reaches the brain faster than the pain impulse from the diseased organ, which travels along the “slow” fibers. Once in the brain, the impulse from the needle blocks the parts of the brain that perceive pain from the affected organ.

Improvement of the overall condition. There are nerve endings in the acupuncture point, the excitation of which leads to the release of endorphins by the pituitary gland, which have relaxing and analgesic effects.

Activation of the blood supply and innervation. Through the acupuncture point the needle activates the part of the brain that regulates the functioning of a particular organ. Its blood supply and innervation is stimulated, which greatly speeds up the recovery.

What does acupuncture treat?

When you see an acupuncturist, you can get recommendations and referrals for acupuncture for the following conditions:

  • Diseases of the nervous system and psycho-emotional disorders: various headaches, including migraines; facial nerve neuropathy; trigeminal neuralgia and other facial pain; occipital neuralgia; vertigo; chronic fatigue syndrome; conditions after stress; sleep disorders.
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system: osteochondrosis of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including protrusions and herniated discs.
  • Diseases of the cardiovascular system: hypertension in the initial stage, vascular dystonia.
  • Diseases of the digestive system: gastritis, peptic ulcer, constipation;
  • Respiratory diseases: bronchial asthma, allergies;
  • Diseases of the skin: dermatitis, psoriasis;
  • Diseases of the genitourinary organs: cystitis, bedwetting;
  • Gynecological diseases: menstrual disorders, infertility.

Contraindications to acupuncture:

  • Benign and malignant neoplasms
  • Diseases of the blood and hematopoietic organs
  • Pregnancy
    Acute infectious diseases
  • Chronic infectious diseases in the acute stage
  • Active rheumatism

Acupuncture treatment has been used for centuries and has proven to be effective. A large number of pathologies can be treated with this method. It is important to contact a highly qualified acupuncturist at Firebird Acupuncture in time!

by Maria Gorens

Maria Gorens is a Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist in the State of New York and a Feng Shui Consultant with 25 years of experience.

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