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Are you seeking help with pain, insomnia, stress in your life? You are in the right place! Janeen Jones has successfully treated thousands of people with Acupuncture for neck pain, back pain, headaches, allergies, high blood pressure and irritable bowel syndrome, macular degeneration. See what acupuncture can treat by going to the ailments treated tab.
Did you know that not only does acupuncture treat painful health problems, but it can improve your relationships, quality of life, and overall sense of well-being? Acupuncture is the medicine of Emperors, and can improve your vitality and longevity.
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Traditional Chinese Medicine
Japanese style acupuncture was developed in Japan by blind acupuncturist Waichi Sugiyama, who discovered a relatively painless approach to acupuncture using a guide tube for needling. This combined with palpation (touch) and moxabustion are the defining characteristics of Japanese Acupuncture.
In summary here are the main features of Japanese Acupuncture:
Acupuncture needles with guide tubes, creating a virtually pain-free experience. Precise location of points and less needles are used. Thinner needles are used and inserted superficially.
Palpation of acupuncture points giving both the practitioner and the patient immediate feedback about how the body is responding to treatment.
Moxabustion is used to enhance treatments on acupuncture points with or without needles.
TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine and acupuncture have been practiced for more than 2000 years. Until the 1970's it was relatively unknown in North America.
Today it is the most commonly practiced style of Acupuncture in the U.S. TCM is based on
Chinese Herbology, and uses the same theories.
Here are the basic principles TCM is based on:
Yin Yang Theory- Taoist theory describing the balance of opposites in nature as it is reflected in the human body and health.
Meridians-the pathways in the body where acupuncture points reside.
Qi (chee) life force energy-describes the energy or blood flow in our bodies, that travel along the Acupuncture meridians.
Electric Stimulation Therapy
The Craniosacral concept focuses on how we function in mind, body and spirit, on very subtle layers of physiology. When a person experiences physical or emotional trauma, it can disrupt the natural rhythms of your body and lead to ill health. This can manifest as physical pain, emotional instability and various other health problems.
The gentle manipulations of Craniosacral therapy access the cerebrospinal fluid that flows in the brain, spine, and throughout the body. This encourages the body's own self-regulating abilities to release these painful experiences on a cellular level, attaining pain relief, health and balance. Some common ailments treated with Craniosacral therapy include: migraines, headaches, back pain, physical and emotional traumas. It is gentle enough for babies, and can have profound effects with no side effects.
E-stim is used in various forms with acupuncture to assist in creating increased blood flow and qi (or energy flow) where there is pain and stagnation. It can be used as clips on the acupuncture needles or in the form of etps (electro therapeutic point stimulation).
ETPS is used directly on tight muscles or at acupuncture release points to assist in pain relief. It is an excellent therapy in conjunction with acupuncture and is used safely for children and sensitive patients. E-stim is commonly used for: knee pain, shoulder pain, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, headaches,
face pain, breaking down scar tissue.
Moxabustion Heat Therapy
Moxabustion is a heat therapy made from an herb called Mugwort. It is used because of its penetrating heat. There are various forms of moxa in both Japanese and TCM styles of acupuncture. Moxabustion is rolled up like a cigar and heated over the skin, or as rice-size grains that are heated on acupuncture points as an effective heat therapy.
It works with acupuncture by generating more energy and clearing stagnant areas, resulting in relief of symptoms. Some of the health problems treated with moxabustion include: arthritis, back pain, muscle stiffness, menstrual cramps, digestive problems, and infertility.
Ear acupuncture can be used in conjunction with other styles of acupuncture or by itself to ease emotional suffering and physical pain. The auricular acupuncture therapy model is a microcosm of the entire body that utilizes the meridian systems, creating a holistic balance in the body. Many ailments are treated such as anxiety and depression, nausea, pain, weight loss and high blood pressure, to name a few.