Acupunture, Electro-Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Auricular Acupuncture, Acu-pressure
You’ve probably seen photos or videos of people having small needles placed on their body as a form of treatment for a variety of different symptoms. If you aren’t aware of what the practice is, it is an ancient form of alternative, natural medicine called “acupuncture.”
Acupuncture originated in China, and it may have started as early as 100 BC or even earlier. This ancient treatment has helped people for literally thousands of years to relieve a variety of different symptoms. While some of the benefits of acupuncture are pseudo-spiritual, others are rooted in science.
One way that acupuncture helps patients is to improve their chi (qi). This is the energy flow in the body that is connected through meridians to various “acupuncture points.” Acupuncture needles are placed at these points to help improve chi, which in turn helps to relieve a variety of different health issues throughout the entirety of the body. Some of these health issues include:
- Muscle Pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Chronic Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Knee Pain
- Mood Problems
- Cognitive Decline
Acupuncture also helps to release endorphins, which helps to relieve various types of pain. In addition to releasing endorphins, acupuncture interrupts pain signals by working with the nervous system. Studies have shown that patients reported a decrease in chronic pain after acupuncture treatments.
For those that are worried about safety, the National Institute of Health considers acupuncture to be safe if it is performed by well-trained professionals that use sterile equipment. All of these benefits make acupuncture an amazing treatment for patients that are experiencing ongoing pain and discomfort.
A New Way To Treat Pain and Illness
When people are feeling pain, discomfort or illness, they often run straight to the doctor. The doctor then prescribes medication that can have side-effects that end up causing more harm than good. Instead of relying purely on modern medicine, try acupuncture and acupressure to treat minor pain and ailments. This treatment may help you to avoid a trip to the doctor, while also treating you in a natural way—a way that has been used for thousands of years.
Auricular acupuncture is acupuncture of the ear. During this form of acupuncture, acupuncture points on the surface of the ear are stimulated, which can then help to both diagnose and treat various health conditions all throughout the body. The ear is considered a microsystem of the body, and various parts of the body can be affected with various acupuncture points in the ear. Because of this, auricular acupuncture is able to treat all sorts of issues throughout the body.
Auricular acupuncture can be used to treat:
- High Blood Pressure
- Sleep Issues
- Weight Gain
The process of ear acupuncture involves the needling of the points in the ear that match the areas of the body that need to be treated. This is done using disposable needles, which are often stainless steel. Beads may then be placed to help to continue the stimulation of the area of the ear that is being treated.
Auricular acupuncture sends signals to the brain, which in turn sends signals to the areas of the body that are being treated. This includes not just body parts, but also the organs. Ear acupuncture can even be used to control different functions of the body. This makes it an excellent choice in treating a large variety of ailments.
Acupressure is similar to acupuncture as it utilizes the same meridians in the body that acupuncture does, but instead of using needles, acupressure uses massaging techniques to ensure the flow of energy. This, in turn, helps to clear blockages that are causing various ailments in the body. Acupressure is often done with the hands, but certain tools can also be used during acupressure treatment.
Acupressure can be used to treat a variety of different ailments all over the body. This is because different pressure points in the body are connected to certain areas of the body and functions. By having the right pressure points stimulated, patients can see an improvement in pain, discomfort and irregularity in a wide variety of places in the body.
Acupressure can be used to treat:
- Muscle and Joint Pain
- Digestive Issues
While some points are easy to reach and stimulate at home, other areas require the assistance of a professional. This is especially so for the best results possible.
Services We Offer : Conveniently Located in the Chicago Loop
Sunae Son, L.Ac, M.S.O.M. has spent much of her life exploring and researching western and eastern medicines, combining these practices over a decade of field and laboratory studies into mindful patient care in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.