Battlefield Acupuncture Pinpoints Pain Relief

<img src='×740.jpg&#039; width='220px' alt='Capt. Yusharn Wang (left), Family Health Nurse Practitioner, and Col. Daniel Weaver, acting Chief of Medical Services, both north york chiropractor from the 78th Medical Group, practice Auricular Therapy Acupuncture. The human ear has many points that relieve headaches and muscle pains all over the body. (U.S. Air Force photo/Misuzu Allen)’ style=’float:left;padding:5px’ />

Though still in the planning stages, Dougherty said interest is already high among medical staff and others. Last weeks class represented another milestone in that effort. Were still working out the details, he said. I see somewhere inside four weeks that we really start getting some traction on this. I think once this gets out, the demand is going to outstrip the supply of providers. The ultimate vision is that the clinic will soon have the ability to devote half a day each week for battlefield acupuncture. Battlefield acupuncture, widely considered pain-free, is an oracular therapy specific to the surface of the ear and consists of five small needles that remain in place for two to four days before they are removed or fall out on their own. Though performed in minutes, results of the procedure are often felt within seconds. Piazza pointed out how important these distinct locations in the ear are in relation to pain affecting various regions of the body. Were not training people to be acupuncturists; were training them for this one particular technique, said Piazza. And, weve found that about 80 to 86 percent of patients respond, and some of those are truly dramatic responses. Doughertys advocacy for the non-traditional therapy rests largely on his view that any alternative to medication is worth the Air Forces time. Formerly assigned to special operations, Dougherty was embedded in work where potentially mind-numbing narcotics and critical duties couldnt mix. Some can no longer control or fly because of those medications, he said. So we looked for ways we could treat their pain without taking them off status, and acupuncture was one.
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Suffering from low back pain? Learn how Acupuncture may help

Its the one objection to acupuncture that I hear. They think its the same thick needle that doctors use to give an injection. But the needles we use are so small you hardly feel anything at all. I would want people to know its not scary at all. Unlike medication, it doesnt have any side effects. And in the long run its fixing the problem. If youre taking medicine for pain, youre not fixing anything. New Jersey is one of the best-covered states for insurance. A lot of people are surprised to learn their plans cover acupuncture. I have two private treatment rooms. We also offer community acupuncture.
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JustOpened: Cape company offers acupuncture, nutrition

Learn how Acupuncture may help 8:30 AM, Mar 17, 2014 10:53 AM, Mar 17, 2014 Previous Next ((SL Advertiser)) The Ahn Clinic specializes in the ancient practice of acupuncture. Learn how it can potentially help treat a variety of ailments. KNXV ((SL Advertiser)) The ancient practice of acupuncture may help relieve low back pain. KNXV The Ahn Clinic is a paid sponsor of Sonoran Living Live Acupuncture for Low Back Pain The ancient practice of acupuncture dates back some 3,000 years to its origins in China. Confined primarily to the practice of Eastern medicine for several millennia, acupuncture is rapidly gaining acceptance in the west as a viable solution to illnesses that have eluded traditional Western medicine treatments. Acupuncture works by stimulating the central nervous system to release chemicals called neurotransmitters and hormones – responsible for blocking pain pathways to the brain and stimulating the release of natural painkillers called endorphins – the bodys natural pain suppressants. It is estimated that endorphins are 200 times more potent than morphine – without the dangerous side effects of habit-forming drugs. Acupuncture concentrates the bodys own tremendous healing power on specific areas, increasing blood flow and boosting the immune system to speed healing. The World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged that acupuncture is helpful for more than 50 different health issues, including stress.
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Acupuncture for Seasonal Allergies

Quick Clicks But instead of a needle, acupuncturist Netta Hart uses a small metal tool to stimulate acupuncture points. “A needle would be just way too much stimulation for a baby, says Hart. Hart focuses on points on the legs, chest, stomach, and back that are tied to the immune system. “Certainly medications have their place, but theyre used way too frequently and way too soon,” she said. “[However], acupuncture stimulates your own body to respond.” About 150,000 kids get acupuncture every year, and studies show it can help with much more than just colds. Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital found after a year of getting traditional acupuncture with a needle, kids said their pain from headaches, stomach aches, and other chronic complaints reduced from an average eight out of 10 score to a three. Other studies show acupuncture can ease asthma in preschool kids, crying in babies with colic, and pain in kids after tonsillectomies. “By that evening, generally, they feel better and sleep better that night,” Ricard said. “Any parent of a child knows that a good night of sleep is just heaven,” she added/ In a review of 37 studies, Australian researchers found in the hands of a trained practitioner, acupuncture is safe for kids.
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Life Lessons: Acupuncture-old treatment for new babies

As nature changes around us so do we begin to shop more for tissues and decongestants! Chinese medicine views the condition of allergic rhinitis as caused primarily by the pathogenic factor of Wind or invading Wind Evils. This wind has nothing to do with passing gas, as the connotations in modern culture might suggest. Wind in Chinese medicine is a term used to describe a way or pathway through which our body can fall into disharmony and become dysfunctional. The idea of pathogenic factors in Chinese medicine developed from the ancient Chinese understanding of natures interaction in the environment. These associative references were first formed through observation and later solidified through the personal experience of the physician. Wind, an element that causes sudden changes in nature, was a way to describe quick changing bodily processes. For instance body tremors and skin disorders have within them an element of Wind pathogenic factor. The invasions of the body by the pathogenic factor of wind are explained in modern medicine as a hyperactive immune system. We know that patients with a sensitive immune system are more vulnerable to airborne particles. These invading pathogens or particles, cause our bodys immune system to kick in, leaving us with all the lovely symptoms we come to expect during allergy season. It is also fairly common to see both seasonal allergies and asthma in the same patient because asthma is also viewed in eastern and western medicines as a weakness in a patients immunity. This is why many cases of allergies and asthma in children self-resolve as they age and their immune system develops more fully. Also the opposite is true.
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