Some people swear by acupuncture, while others are a little hesitant to try it. Why? Because acupuncture involves needles, which are scary for some folks. The very fine needles are inserted into points along the body to stimulate and release energy. There have been a lot of studies done on acupuncture, and it plays well with other therapies, so it’s a popular approach to managing just about every ailment you can think of. Acupuncture originated as a practice in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), but it may work as well as conventional drugs to block pain signals, stimulate neurotransmitters, and/or release feel-good endorphins in the brain—all without negative side effects. So, to answer the question you’re really wondering—what does it feel like? Advocates say acupuncture is relaxing and painless. The needles make others—especially newbies—feel a little queasy or weirded out. That’s okay! If you want to explore it, but you’re nervous going into a session, that’s definitely something you can mention to your practitioner. They hear that all the time, so don’t be shy.
Recent posts about Acupuncture
I have no idea what to do anymore, my disability has gotten so severe I just constantly live in agony and I have no way to cope. I’ve tried therapy and medication for depression and anxiety for 7 years and none of it has helped. meditation, supplements, acupuncture, massage, even hospitalization and I constantly still think about suicide. how am I supposed to want to live when I always feel awful and none of the treatments for my condition have helped at all? can anyone help me?
If anyone has suggestions for tinnitus treatment it would be greatly appreciated. I’m getting my vestibulocochlear nerve tested and getting acupuncture but I’m not sure what to do after that.
has anyone had experience with acupuncture pens, like zenify or another brand? are they effective? The pandemic has me missing my acupuncture appointments these past few months and looking for an at home alternative🙏🏻💚
Welp. My acupuncture clinic is closed until 4/1 and it’s the best therapy for my pain and fatigue levels. Any of you have ideas for things I can do for fibro pain? Kinda freaking out over here!
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Books about Acupuncture
The Spark in the Machine: How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine 1st Edition
Why can salamanders grow new legs, and young children grow new finger tips, but adult humans can't regenerate? What is the electricity that flows through the human body? Is it the same thing that the Chinese call Qi? If so, what does Chinese medicine know, that western medicine ignores? Dan Keown's highly accessible, witty, and original book shows how western medicine validates the theories of Chinese medicine, and how Chinese medicine explains the mysteries of the body that western medicine largely ignores. He explains the generative force of embryology, how the hearts of two people in love (or in scientific terms `quantum entanglement') truly beat as one, how a cheating heart is also an ill heart (which is why men are twice as likely to die of a sudden heart attack with their mistress than with their wife), how neural crest cells determine our lifespan, and why Proust's madeleines evoked the memories they did. The book shows how the theories of western and Chinese medicine support each other, and how the integrated theory enlarges our understanding of how bodies work on every level. Full of good stories and surprising details, Dan Keown's book is essential reading for anyone who has ever wanted to know how the body really works.
Acupuncture Points Handbook: A Patient's Guide to the Locations and Functions of over 400 Acupuncture Points (Natural Medicine)
Did you ever wonder how acupuncture works? This book strips away the mystery. Each acupuncture point has unique functions, which are explained in plain English for the non-acupuncturist. How to do acupressure effectively to treat yourself. ---- New Book Available: Acupressure Made Simple. This book explains which points are the best to treat different ailments. Acupuncture treats pain, stress, fatigue, emotional disorders, insomnia, digestive problems, and many internal disorders.
Podcasts about Acupuncture
Everyday Acupuncture Podcast - SERIES
Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture is not just sticking needles into people. It is a way of gently coaxing healing from the body, by helping the body to listen to itself. While acupuncture is one of the pillars of Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, dietary habits and the influences of foods, movement and postural practices, and a vital blend of ancient physiology along with a keen observational eye for how multiple systems work together all are aspects of Chinese medicine that we will discuss here on Everyday Acupuncture. So in addition to acupuncture we will touch on those wider aspects of Chinese medicine. And even some aspects of modern medicine as they relate to the ancient Chinese wisdom about health and well-being.
Light Warrior Radio with Dr. Karen Kan: Acupuncture Points for Stabilizing Blood Sugar
According to Asian medical physiology, imbalances in blood sugar result from Spleen qi deficiency and dysregulation of qi in the middle jiao (energy center). Why is there a Spleen qi deficiency you may ask? Well, your spleen does not like too much of Sweet, Damp, or Cold, all of which lead to Spleen qi deficiency which may include imbalances in blood sugar.
- National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine. Acupuncture: In depth. nccih.nih.gov/health/acupuncture/introduction
- JAMA Intern Med. The long-term effect of acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. The long-term effect of acupuncture for migraine prophylaxis: a randomized clinical trial.
- Integrative Cancer Therapies. Inpatient acupuncture at a major cancer center. Integrative Cancer Therapies. Inpatient acupuncture at a major cancer center.
- Journal of Holistic Nursing. Integrating acupuncture within a wellness intervention for women with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Holistic Nursing. Integrating acupuncture within a wellness intervention for women with multiple sclerosis.
- Medical Acupuncture. Acupoint stimulation for acne: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Medical Acupuncture. Acupoint stimulation for acne: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
- Arch Intern Med. Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med. Acupuncture for chronic pain: individual patient data meta-analysis.
- New England Journal of Medicine. Acupuncture for chronic low back pain. New England Journal of Medicine. Acupuncture for chronic low back pain.
- J Altern Complement Med. Acupuncture for treatment of insomnia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. J Altern Complement Med. Acupuncture for treatment of insomnia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
- Arch Gynecol Obstet. Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome. Arch Gynecol Obstet. Using acupuncture to treat premenstrual syndrome.