Keeping a healthy diet is not a priority for most people. Grabbing something to satisfy the hunger pangs and fill the stomach are more important to the individual who has little time to spare to create a balanced food intake. Then there is the array of processed food available today. With easy access and fast preparation styles these foods have become a popular if not the only choice for most people.
All these eventually lead to health problems like weight gain and obesity
Acupuncture can be used successfully to treat the obesity condition effectively. There are different method of acupuncture which can address the weight issue, such as, manual acupuncture, electro acupuncture, acupressure and auricular or ear acupuncture.
Acupuncture helps by adjusting the functions of the nervous system, the endocrine system, and immune system.Technically, acupuncture manipulates the intestinal motility and metabolism as well as the emotional factors that contribute to stress, the number cause for over eating.
Acupuncture through other corresponding reactions causes the increase in tone in the smooth muscle of the stomach thus suppressing the appetite. In addressing the weight loss issue acupuncture suggests that the needle based alternative therapy does successfully contribute to this condition.
The acupuncture process is supposed to stimulate the body’s flow of vital energy and in turn improve several factors that relate to the weight problems. This is done by suppressing the appetite while boosting the metabolism and also reducing stress.
However to date there is not much scientific proof that acupuncture works in weight loss issues. One possible reason for this lack of scientific endorsement is that should acupuncture be proven to be the ultimate way to successfully accomplishing weight loss, the pharmaceutical industry and the medical industry would be severely affected.
Turning to conventional pharmaceutical medications to treat these injuries are fairly common but not really the best solution as some of these medications can either have unpleasant side effects or long term negative effects. Therefore if given the opportunity one should explore the acupuncture therapy treatment.
Acupuncture for muscle injuries tend to differ from the conventional acupuncture. In muscle injuries the muscle channels are used as opposed to the conventional acupuncture where the organ channels are used. The needles are inserted along the 12 regular muscle channels to correct the pathology and restore the individual’s health.
The points used are usually located on the ankles, knees, elbows, and wrists. Some needles are inserted perpendicularly and some are inserted horizontally, then electrical vibes are sent through the needles which are left inserted for about twenty minutes.
In some cases a few needles are kept in longer to provide the constant Qi effect. The needles that are harnessing and distributing the Qi are also at the same time creating the clearance from blockages to allow the blood flow to be at its optimum.
This also helps to nourish the injured tissues, joints, or organs which lack the vital circulatory movements. Some of these injuries include stiff neck, whiplash injury, injuries related to sports like tennis, golf, football, tendonitis, shoulder problems, carpal tunnel syndrome to name just a few.
A few sessions of acupuncture may be needed in order to gain total recovery
However after just the first session many people have attested to the fact that the pain levels were much more bearable giving the individual the confidence to continue with the treatment. Sometimes acupuncture is used as a complimenting therapy to conventional medical prescriptions and this should not be totally discontinued without the opinion and consent of the attending medical physician.