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Why Haven’t You Tried Acupuncture? Let’s Explain the Fears Away…

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Curious about Acupuncture?

Acupuncture. You’re been reading about it. Some of your friends and family may have tried it. You’ve been thinking about picking up the phone…but there’s something keeping you back. Are you interested in trying acupuncture but really want some questions answered? Problem solved! Read on…

First and most pressing…Does it hurt?

Here’s the initial caveat — every person is different, and can have different reactions. The actual sensations caused by the needles vary. Some people feel a little pain as needles are inserted, but most patients feel no pain at all. The needles are tiny, just a bit larger than a cat’s whisker or human hair.

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Acupuncture needle, third from the top. Surprisingly small!

The depth of needle insertion varies depending on the area of the body to be treated. For example, a fleshier area of the body may require a different needling technique. Typically, needles are inserted at depths ranging from 1/8” to 1 ½”. Many people find the treatment very relaxing, and often fall asleep!  Sometimes a little soreness in the treatment area can happen but generally dissipates within 24 hours of treatment. Proper rest and hydration is also recommended.

How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe, all-natural, drug free therapy which yields no side effects. There is little danger of infection from the needles, which are sterile, used once and then discarded.

Here’s some of the benefits of acupuncture — less pain, better sleep, more energy, mental clarity, a stronger immune system, better digestion, less stress, less pain, and did we mention less pain?

How May Treatments Will I Need?

Acupuncture awakens your self-healing capabilities. The number of treatments varies from person to person. For some, relief will be immediate; others may take months or years to achieve results. Chronic conditions often take longer to resolve than acute ones. Plan on a minimum of a month of treatments to see significant change. 

What Conditions Can Be Treated by Acupuncture? Can you help me?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recognize acupuncture as an effective method of treatment for the following conditions: 

Allergies, addiction, ankle pain, anxiety, appetite control, arthritis, asthma, Bell’s palsy, blood pressure, bronchitis, cancer, carpal tunnel, chronic fatigue, cluster headaches, colitis, common cold, constipation, dental pain, depression, diarrhea, digestive trouble, ear aches, emotional problems, eye problems, food allergies, facial palsy/tics, fatigue, fertility, fibromyalgia, fibroids, frozen shoulder, gastritis, GERD, gout, headache, heartburn, high blood pressure, hot flashes, heel pain, incontinence, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, jaw pain, joint pain, low back pain, Lyme disease, knee pain, menstrual problems, menopause, migraine, morning sickness, Morten’s neuroma, muscle pain, nausea, neck pain, osteoarthritis, pain, PMS, rheumatoid arthritis, reproductive problems, rhinitis, sciatica, shingles, shoulder pain, sinusitis, sleep disturbances, smoke cessation, sore throat, sports injuries, stiff neck, stress, tennis elbow, tendonitis, tooth pain, torticollis, trigeminal neuralgia, tmj, urinary tract, vomiting, weight loss, and wrist pain.

See yourself somewhere on that list? Wouldn’t it be nice to feel less stress, less pain? 

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Don’t Be Afraid to Laugh or Sneeze! Acupuncture Helps with Incontinence Issues

Acupuncture Eases Incontinence

Acupuncture Helps with Incontinence Issues!

It’s nothing to be embarrassed about. There are millions of people who suffer from the potentially embarrassing and life-limiting condition of incontinence. Urinary (or bladder) incontinence is when you are not able to keep urine from leaking from your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder. It tends to affect a larger percent of women than men, and is most common in elderly women. The more times a woman has given birth, the more her risk of urinary incontinence goes up. Smoking is also a risk factor.

There are a number of different types of incontinence, each with its own cause, but in most cases there is an explanation that can be pinpointed. The most common type is stress incontinence, where you leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, or exercise. Another type is urge incontinence, when you may have to “go” suddenly and can’t hold the urine in. Some women have both types. People can experience frequent urination occurring eight or more times a day or two or more times at night, or experience nocturia — awaking at night to urinate.  Some people may experience temporary incontinence.

In many cases, other health issues in the body are the origin. These include diabetes, enlarged prostate, and brain disorders (M.S., Parkinson’s disease, strokes). Other causes are stretched pelvic muscles from pregnancy and childbirth, low estrogen levels in women, enlarged prostate in men, side effects of certain medications, recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and being overweight. A series of tests can determine the cause as well as the course of treatment.

A simple issue that helps the health of the bladder function as well as the irritation levels in the urinary tract, is the ph of the intercellular fluids in those tissue structures. Often a low ph (too acidic, or not alkaline enough) can be corrected easily and will improve symptoms dramatically.

Acupuncture can give quick improvement. The point sites we choose are on the lower abdomen, as well as the lower back. There will be other point sites as well. The treatment is gentle, relaxing, and painless. Acupuncture gives a wonderful boost to the immune system as well!  It is important to address other health concerns as well, and acupuncture is always holistic in its approach. It also regards illness as an imbalance within the body, with patterns and degrees of being unique to each individual, and the choice of acupuncture points is specific to each patient’s individual needs. Don’t let incontinence keep you from living life to its fullest!

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Go from “Oh No.” to “Oh Yay!” Acupuncture Relieves Incontinence!

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Acupuncture Helps Incontinence!

Millions of people suffer from the potentially embarrassing and life-limiting condition of incontinence. Incontinence is where the body releases (or leaks) urine involuntarily. It tends to affect a larger percent of women than men, and is most common in elderly women. The more times a woman has given birth, the more her risk of urinary incontinence goes up. Smoking is also a risk factor.

There are a number of different types of incontinence, each with its own cause, but in most cases there is an explanation that can be pinpointed. The most common type is stress incontinence, where you leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, or exercise. Another type is urge incontinence, when you may have to “go” suddenly and can’t hold the urine in. Some women have both types. Some people may experience temporary incontinence.

In many cases, other health issues in the body are the origin. These include diabetes, enlarged prostate, and brain disorders (M.S., Parkinson’s disease, strokes). Other causes are stretched pelvic muscles from pregnancy and childbirth, low estrogen levels in women, enlarged prostate in men, side effects of certain medications, recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and being overweight. A series of tests can determine the cause as well as the course of treatment.

A simple issue that helps the health of the bladder function as well as the irritation levels in the urinary tract, is the ph of the intercellular fluids in those tissue structures. Often a low ph (too acidic, or not alkaline enough) can be corrected easily and will improve symptoms dramatically.

Acupuncture is relevant, and gives quick improvement as well. The point sites we choose are on the lower abdomen, as well as the lower back. There will be other point sites as well. The treatment is gentle, relaxing, and painless. It is important to address other health concerns as well, and acupuncture is always holistic in its approach. It also regards illness as an imbalance within the body, with patterns and degrees of being unique to each individual, and the choice of acupuncture points is specific to each patient’s individual needs. Don’t let incontinence keep you from living life to its fullest!

For more information, please visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com

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