Posts made in April, 2014

Acupuncture for Sciatica Management

»Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Acupuncture and back pain, Acupuncture for pain management, Acupuncture in York

Pain can affect us more than we realize. It signals damage, of course, and often whatever is damaged will not work as well as it used to. However, there is more to it than that. The pain itself can be crippling. Our bodies want us to stop when we are in pain, so gathering the willpower to move can be difficult or impossible. Even if the pain is not as intense as to keep us from moving at all, it can distract us and seriously reduce our ability to do daily tasks or live our lives. When people have serious or chronic pain, even for a relatively short time as is often the case with sciatica, it can throw their entire lives out of alignment. It is important to pursue whatever treatment options make you comfortable to take control of your pain. This can be modern pain...

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Acupuncture for Menopausal Symptoms: Age Gracefully

»Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 in Acupuncture and Mood, Uncategorized

There is nothing untoward about experiencing menopause. It is a natural part of the life of any older woman, and once the process is over, it has some advantages. After menopause, a woman will no longer have periods, nor will she be able to get pregnant, which may make life easier for some. However, the actual menopause process is usually fairly unpleasant. Hot flashes, mood swings, and a proclivity to urinary tract infections are just some of the most common symptoms of menopause. For women in menopause, there are several treatment options. The most basic and likely the most common is just to leave it alone, more or less, and treat symptoms like hot flashes as they occur with ice or similar means. Conventional medicine promotes hormone replacement therapy to help...

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Acupuncture and Depression: Can it Help?

»Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Acupuncture and Mood, Uncategorized

If you suffer from clinical depression, then you require some sort of assistance to properly balance your brain chemistry and moods. However, medications may not work for you. You may be allergic, or you might just not be able to find a medication and dosage that can solve your problem. Therapy might not be an option you feel comfortable with, either. If this is the case, you could try treating your depression with acupuncture. How Depression Works Clinical depression is more than just feeling down once in a while. Clinical depression is generally related to an imbalance of certain chemicals in the brain, although it can also be caused or worsened by certain thinking patterns. This is why medications, counselling, or both can treat it. Medications help make up for...

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Acupuncture for Acne and How it May Work for You

»Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Nearly everyone has some acne during their teenage years, but there are also many people who suffer from adult acne. If it is clear that the acne is not going to go away on its own, there is a range of options to choose from in regards to treatment. You can find many, many topical creams and cleansing face washes that claim to get rid of acne, and some even work for many people, although they are usually very expensive. However, that option will not work for some. If that is the case for you, then what about alternative medicine – specifically, acupuncture? Direct Treatment of Acne with Acupuncture There are direct acupuncture treatments that to focus on acne. These usually also involve taking certain herbs and potentially making a few diet alterations, along...

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Acupuncture for Fibromyalgia Symptom Treatment

»Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Acupuncture and back pain, Acupuncture for pain management, Acupuncture in York

If you have just been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, you have probably learned that there is no cure, but you may be wondering what to do next. Most likely, you went to a doctor hoping for a solution to the pain that has been troubling you, and now you’ve found out that they cannot truly fix it and that you continue to experience these symptoms for the rest of your life. It can truly be a frightening and stressful experience. However, you do have options. Let’s explore the condition itself as well as the choices you’ll have for treatment, including alternative medicine. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder. It involves pain all over the body, within the muscles and bones, as well as fatigue and memory and mood problems. Doctors are...

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