Acupuncture – The Benefits and Versatility

The Versatility of Acupuncture

No-one expects a car to run without being properly maintained. No-one expects to ignore their own dental care and avoid problems with their teeth and gums.  What regular preventive acupuncture treatment can do is prevent small imbalances from becoming large illnesses and diseases.  It’s an investment in your future and current health and well-being.  The return on your investment is tremendous

If you are currently is discomfort, there is a wide range of health and well-being concerns that acupuncture and Chinese medicine address.  In my 35 years of practice, both as an acupuncturist and an R.N., the diversity of needs successfully treated with acupuncture is extremely wide and deep.  For example, women have been able to get pregnant when they were struggling, as well smoothing out the menstrual cycle and menopause.

Children and teens who’ve been diagnosed with hyperactivity, emotional distress: including anger, sadness, depression. and anxiety have returned to “normal” with ACUPUNCTURE alone,  without drug and medication intervention, much to their and their parents’ relief.  The same emotional issues in adults are also treated successfully with acupuncture.

As we age, we all too often experience joint pains, back pain, headaches, sleeping disorder, high blood pressure and a host of chronic conditions, which acupuncture alleviates.

The list goes on from here:

  • PTSD
  • Skin rashes
  • Headaches
  • Sinusitis
  • Asthma
  • Emphysema
  • IBS
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Auto Immune Condtions
  • Addiction

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine help to manage chronic illness and reduces, if not eliminates, suffering.  When Chronic physical and emotional states are not addressed, they become worse. The good news is that what will become worse if left untreated gets better when we address the situation.  The situation is your energy, your vital life force.  Our energy system is similar to what I mentioned earlier regarding your car. To feel good and to run well, you need to maintain and repair your energy, just like you do with your car.

Relieve Spring & Summer Allergies with Acupuncture

Allergies are generally induced by wind-born tree, grass, or weed pollen  Allergies cause such symptoms as: sneezing; nasal congestion; runny nose; watery, itchy, or red eyes; headaches; fatigue coughing and wheezing.

Relieve Seasonal Allergies Naturally. Image Girl standing in field. Pollen in the air.

Conventional treatment of allergies by Western medicine employ antihistamine agents. These only treat the manifestations of the disease, not the root. They cause a number of side-effects like such as dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, nervousness, dryness, and gastro-intestinal disturbances.

Acupuncture offers allergy sufferers a way to strengthen their bodies and significantly reduce their symptoms, without unpleasant side effects. There is a sense of relief for for you. In time, many people dependent on medications and drugs are able to eliminate their use.

Acupuncture focuses on restoring balance to the body, improving immune system functioning, helping to relieve pain, reducing stress, enhancing blood circulation, and promoting overall health and well-being. It’s a natural therapy that is safe for both adults and children; one that is highly effective when performed by an experienced practitioner.

For more information, call (865) 300-8125.

 

Acupuncture, Stress Relief and Wellness

Acupuncture promotes the smooth flow of energy, in the body. When the energy channels become blocked, we tend to feel stressed, tired, fatigued  … out of balance, out of sorts. Other symptoms include anxiety, depression, body aches and pains, headache, sleeplessness, poor focus, auto immune diseases.  The list goes on.

By unblocking the channels, the energy in your system becomes abundant. This promotes the feelings of wellness, confidence and vitality. The  circulation of blood and vital fluids increases. Digestion improves. This increases health because the nutrients become absorbed from the digestive tract and via the blood become distributed in the body.  Toxins get are eliminated easily and naturally.

 

Physical health improves.  The mind becomes calmer and clearer.  You can accomplish more with greater easy.  Give acupuncture a chance.  You will be happy you did!

Acupuncture, Emotions and Stress

Acupuncture will balance your energy. When your energy is balanced you’ll find that the emotional ups and downs you were experiencing will harmonize. You will feel more balanced, stress free, joyful and at peace.  Not only will your body relax, but you will also have more energy available to do the things you love.  The activities of daily life will become a breeze, not so much a chore.

Acupuncture and Diabetes

Acupuncture is very effective treating Diabetes.  How?  By stimulating the appropriate energy meridians, the pancreas will produce more insulin and keep blood sugar levels more normal.   Acupuncture relieves stress.  This takes the pressure off the Spleen and Pancreas, allowing for better insulin production.  Acupuncture in itself is very relaxing.  When you are more relaxed, all of your body systems will work better.  Plus, you’ll feel great!

 

 

Acupuncture and Headaches

Our goal here at the Acupuncture & Awareness Center of Knoxville is to help people achieve optimum levels of health – physically, mentally, energetically and emotionally – as all are related.  With a headache, energy gets stuck in the head.  This happens for many reasons. A few are:

1. Energy does drain when it rises.

2. Too much energy rises at once.

3. The body is overheated.

4. Excess Anger.

5. The inability to release tension and negative emotions.

6. Stress.

There are hundreds more reasons.  Acupuncture will balance your system and the headaches, even migraine headaches, will go away.

Natural Relief for Chronic Health Issues

Acupuncture provides healing benefits for those dealing with acute issues. Regular treatment supports patients with serious health conditions that also require regular medical treatment.

Cancer treatment. Acupuncture helps relieve the side effects of conventional cancer care. Reduce chemotherapy side effects such as nausea, fatigue and peripheral neuropathy or ease the side effects of radiation therapy, including dry mouth, colitis, and pain.

Chronic pain. Pain issues, including spinal, pelvic and abdominal pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia, are all responsive to acupuncture treatment. Chronic daily headaches, tension headache, and migraines are often very responsive to acupuncture.

Neurological problems such as stroke rehabilitation, carpal tunnel syndrome, Bell’s palsy, and peripheral neuropathy can benefit from acupuncture treatment.

Other issues that can be addressed with acupuncture are chronic fatigue syndrome, infertility, vertigo, kidney stones and recurrent respiratory problems.

Acupuncture is something to be considered as part of your treatment plan that will greatly assist you in reaching the best quality of health possible for you. To discuss your options, email or call 865.300.8125.

Clear Up Skin Issues with Acupuncture

In diagnosing skin conditions, acupuncturists consider physical, emotional, and environmental factors. By taking the pulse, asking in-depth questions, and observing the tongue and skin, your acupuncturist will diagnose the condition according to its internal and external factors.

Skin diseases are generally caused by internal disharmonies, such as lack of Qi and blood, or environmental influences, such as wind, dryness, dampness, and heat. Stress, diet, and the individual’s constitution also contribute to these patterns.

Two common problems often treated are acne and eczema.

  • Acne: Acne is generally associated with reactions to hormones, bacteria, and oils in the skin. It is most often associated with dampness, heat, and in severe cases blood stagnation. Once the dampness and heat are cleared from the system, the skin will also clear.
  • Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a chronic allergic reaction which causes the skin to become red, inflamed, intensely itchy, and in some cases to blister. People who have eczema often also have asthma and allergies. All of these conditions are caused by heat, wind, and dampness, and can be treated effectively with acupuncture.

Likewise, acupuncture can also be effective in treating other skin conditions, such as, psoriasis, shingles, vitiligo, hives, warts, rosacea, and dermatitis.

For more information, contact the Acupuncture & Awareness Center of Knoxville.

 

Achieve Optimum Health with Acupuncture

Our goal here at the Acupuncture & Awareness Center of Knoxville is to help people achieve optimum levels of health – physically, mentally, energetically and emotionally – as all are related. What is most important is that you feel better after each visit. There is no pain placing the acupuncture filaments and some people begin to feel significant improvements after only 3 treatments; most everyone after 5 to 6 visits.

Acupuncture needles, known as filaments, are no wider than a strand of hair. They are sterile, disposable and used only once. When a filament is placed, you may feel moving energy, tingling, mental clarity, great calmness or nothing at all. Patients have shared their experiences here. Acupuncture treatments can be effective when facing any of these common or uncommon ailments:

Acupuncture, Stress, Wellness and the Holidays

Acupuncture Helps with holiday stress, and all forms of stress. When the Energy (the Qi) flows smoothly, everything feels better. There is a feeling of wellness. Little upsets get released before illness occurs.

Acupuncture

Can help you relieve the effects of:

  • Stress
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Pain
  • OBGYN
  • Allergies
  • Emotional/Mental Conditions
  • Addiction
  • Digestive Issues
  • Skin Issues
  • Urinary Issues
  • Acute Issues