Treatment by acupuncture. The doctor uses needles for treatment of the patient.

Acupuncture is a 6,000-year-old practice that stimulates the body to heal itself by promoting health and alleviating pain and suffering. Acupuncturists operate with prevention in mind, attempting to correct small energetic imbalances before they become big health problems. Chinese medicine is base on the principles of body energy called “chi”, which is believed to be the energy of life. The body energy flows freely in 200 energy pathways in the human body. Any congestion or imbalances of this flow can cause illness. Needles placed in strategic energy points work by re-establishing the balance, releasing obstruction of energy flow; thus opening the energy channels. Acupuncture treats a variety of disorders including: Headaches, Back Pain, Sciatica, Neck pain, Migraines, Shoulder pain.

Types of Acupuncture

Are you looking for an organic, natural way to heal and relax your body? Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese art designed to do just that.This is a process in which small needles are interested in the body. After insertion, electricity or heat is applied to these key points of the body. Initially, this was thought to clear the way for your body’s natural energy channels, however modern technology also points to the fact that these trigger points stimulate the nervous system. This leads to the release of chemicals which will improve your body’s organs and overall health. Acupuncturists treatments are used to cure many ailments as well as improve your overall well being. We at New York Medical Services use this form of treatment for pain relief, and to stop muscle spasms.

Chinese Acupuncture

There are many different types of acupuncture. First is the traditional Chinese acupuncture. The art itself originated in China and Chinese acupuncture is the most common form of of its type practiced today. Chinese acupuncturists focus on pressure points which are the main entryways and channels of natural energy. Unfortunately, sometimes these natural channels are blocked. By inserting  needles into these specific trigger points, one can remove blockages and restore balance and smooth blood flow to the body.

Japanese Acupuncture

Second is Japanese acupuncture. Though not as common as Chinese acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture has also grown quite popular in many countries throughout the world. Initially, the practitioner diagnoses symptoms by touching one’s body. By doing so, he or she can find the precise acupuncture points. Next, the practitioner utilizes a sort of tube in order to place thin needles into the body. These needles are actually smaller than most other needles. Japanese acupuncture also involves direct moxibustion. Direct Moxibuston is designed to heat acupuncture points by heating a substance known as Moxa.

acupuncturist with patient

Korean Acupuncture

Next is Korean Acupuncture. Korean acupuncture is actually quite similar in form to traditional Chinese acupuncture and combines it with other techniques such as Japanese acupuncture. However in Korean hand acupuncture, the hand plays a much greater role in the actual process in comparison to other techniques. Most Korean practitioners believe that the hand is the fundamental part of the body. After examination of the hand, practitioners can then apply the correct treatment in order to heal any other part of the body.

Other Forms of Acupuncture

There are also several minor forms of acupuncture. Auricular acupuncture focuses on the ears. Needles are inserted in the outer ear. These trigger points generate electrical impulses. These then travel to the brain in order to fix various ailments of the body. Trigger point acupuncture is another type, it focuses on knotted muscles. These are known as trigger points, which are then inserted with a needle. This reduces tightness I hope you enjoyed this article.