Acupuncture for Internal Diseases

The history and techniques of acupuncture for internal diseases.

Acupuncture for internal diseases is as effective as pain control for neck and back discomfort. Acupuncturists use very thin needles, meridional massage, and various Chinese herbs to treat pain, hormone imbalances, insomnia, emotional distress, infertility, and other internal medical disorders. We also utilize natural methods (such as nutrition, dietetics, and lifestyle guidance) to prevent diseases before they even have a chance to occur.Acupuncture for internal diseases Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that originated about 5,000 years ago. It is an ancient form of medical art with different techniques in which tiny needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points in the body to improve health and well-being. These acupuncture points are based on the ancient Chinese traditions of “Qi” and “meridians.” Qi refers to balancing the energy or life force that is believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in our body.

These pathways, or meridians, are the internal communication systems between specific organs or networks of organs. Chinese scientists believe there are 12 major meridians in the human body, and illness may occur when the energy flow along one or more meridians is blocked or out of balance. Hence, the Qi and Meridians technique balances the energy flow in the body.

Surprisingly, the patient never feels any pain from the needles since the acupuncture technique of needle insertion is very gentle. In some cases, the needles are inserted very superficially. In another, needles are very deep into the skin and muscles, and in both cases, needles are usually left in place for 5–20–30 or 40 minutes. In some cases, needles may be inserted and left for an hour or longer. To boost the effects of the therapy, the acupuncturist may twist the needles or apply heat or a weak electrical current.

The acupuncturist decides which point to needle by questioning the patient. Four diagnostic methods include inspection, auscultation and olfaction, inquiring, and palpation. During the examination, the acupuncturist analyzes the face and the tongue, particularly the tongue size, shape, tension, color, coating, and the absence or presence of teeth marks around the edge.

Auscultation and olfaction refer to listening for particular sounds like wheezing and attending to body odor. Inquiring relates to chills, fever, perspiration, appetite, thirst and taste, defecation and urination, pain, and sleep. Palpation involves feeling the body for tender “ashi” points.

There are indications for acupuncture.

Acupuncture has many benefits for internal diseases, like pain relief and reduced nausea and vomiting after surgery and chemotherapy. Traditionally, in China, acupuncture is used as an anesthetic during surgery and is believed to have the power to cure diseases and relieve symptoms of illness. The illnesses cured by acupuncture are migraines, tension headaches, sinusitis, the common cold, addictions, quitting smoking, and trigeminal neuralgia.

Other illnesses for which acupuncture has benefits are Meniere’s disease, tennis elbow, sciatica, arthritis, menstrual cramps, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, and asthma.

An ideal referral for acupuncture for internal diseases would be a person whose stress level is no longer healthy, who wants to feel more peaceful in everyday life, a woman or man with thyroid concern, neck, back, or joint pain, or children and teenagers with social anxiety, attention deficit, insomnia, or asthma.

You can have a richer, fuller, and more relaxing experience. Imagine having plenty of energy, sleeping well each night, and craving only foods that are good for you.

If stress has taken a toll on your health, if you suffer from hormonal imbalances that make your everyday life feel depressing or burdensome, if you want to lose weight, quit smoking, or become pregnant but have not yet been able to, acupuncture for internal diseases is the answer.

Victor Tsan, MD, talks about acupuncture for internal diseases

Acupuncture for internal disorders has been described as awakening the body’s original intelligence to heal itself. I’m Victor Tsan, MD, and I’m happy to tell you that the medicine of Ancient China—acupuncture for internal diseases—is within your reach.

Call (267) 403-3085 to schedule an initial consultation appointment and determine if acupuncture for internal diseases benefits you.