Fullerton, CA 12/14/18 – Most people have a vague understanding of what acupuncture is. It can be best described as the practice of inserting thin needles into the body in order to realize the various health benefits associated with the practice.
People have been using acupuncture since 100BC. The Chinese began using acupuncture as a way to ensure a person’s energy flowed through meridians (acupoints) in harmony. When this energy flow was disrupted or in disharmony, the person would fall ill or not perform optimally. They, therefore, came up with a way to ensure balance within each person. Whenever one did not feel up to par, he would have needles inserted to these points to allow the energy flow to once again achieve its balance.
There are two other forms of traditional acupuncture. They include:
- The Japanese traditional acupuncture – this form of acupuncture involves shallow needle insertion through the acupoints without manipulation.
- The Korean traditional acupuncture – this form of acupuncture focuses on applying needles to acupoints in the hands and feet.
Traditionally, practitioners used acupuncture to reduce seasickness, neck and back pains and headaches.
Modern forms of acupuncture work in the same way, only that modern medicine does not take ‘energy flow’ into account.
Specialists who use acupuncture in Fullerton consider it as a form of simulative therapy. The body is made up of nerves and muscles, each of which has a specific function. When a person is injured or suffers from a condition that interferes with the functioning of these nerves/ muscles, a specialist from Pure Wave Acupuncture inserts needles at specific points to stimulate them into working properly. Once in a while, the specialist giving the treatment may pass electric currents through the needles to aid in the stimulation.
Today, specialists use acupuncture in the treatment of aches and chronic pains, mostly back pains or problems with herniated discs. By stimulating the nervous system, they are able to restore nerves and muscles to their original function.
At pure wave acupuncture, the specialists use acupuncture to activate the body’s self-healing reaction in tissues and muscles. It also helps activate the body’s repair mechanisms which help reduce pain and repair damage in cases of injuries.
In modern times acupuncture is used together with electro-acupuncture to stimulate the nervous system to release endorphins. This is a recommended treatment as patients are not exposed to side effects. These side effects include:
At Pure Wave Acupuncture, this form of therapy is also used to inhibit pain-inducing signals from reaching the brain. The continued use of acupuncture also helps patients build up a tolerance to pain.
The World Health Organization published a report that stated acupuncture helped patients suffering from the following conditions cope with pain. They include:
- Painful periods
- Dental pain
Visit Pure Wave Acupuncture for more information on how to cope with pain using acupuncture. The Clinic is located on 1321 N Harbor Blvd Ste 205 Fullerton, CA 92835 or visit their website on http://purewaveacupuncture.com.