ACUPUNCTURE Acupuncture is said to have originated from ancient Chinese medicine practice. The first and oldest record of its use of acupuncture can be dated to a 4,700 year old Yellow Emperor’s Classic Internal Medicine. It is believed to be the oldest medical text book in the world written by Shen Nung, the father of Chinese medicine. Shen Nung theorized that the body has an energy force running throughout our bodies. The force is known as Qi, which consists of all essential life activities including spiritual, emotional, and mental aspect. He said that Qi travels throughout the body in special pathways known as meridians. Energy constantly flow around these pathways, and the person’s health is influenced by the flow of this energy. When the flow of Qi becomes obstructed or deficient, Yin and Yang are said to be thrown out of balance, this causes illness, and acupuncture is said to restore this balance. (Xinnong, 2000) Acupuncture has become so popular that anyone can easily find the therapy almost anywhere. To name a few around Chicago, an individual can receive acupuncture therapy from Southport Grace Wellness Center located at 1209 W. Grace street, Chicago, Illinois, 60613, (773-525-2225) and Lincoln Square Acupuncture located at 4720A N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60625, (773-878-3888). In both of the locations mentioned, all the therapists are licensed acupuncturist, which in the state of Illinois, Acupuncturists are required to complete a minimum of 3 academic years of study, which includes over 1000 hours of classroom time as well as 600 hours of hands on clinic time treating patients. In order to become licensed, candidates must pass a national board examination given by the National Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture has been proven effective in the treatment of numerous medical conditions, ranging from paint problems, to addictions, to emotional disorders. Common conditions that can be treated with acupuncture are back pain, sport injuries, migraines, anxiety, stress, fatigue, weight loss, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, cramping, allergies, common cold, flu, menopause, painful menstruation, erectile dysfunction, infertility, and many more. (Barnes, & Griner, 2004) I consider acupuncture as a complementary medicine because it is recognized and approved by many health care professional and health care organization such as the World Health Organization (WHO), US Food and Drug Administration, and National Institute of health (NIH), whereas alternative medicine is non approved, non tested treatments that can be harmful to individuals. Complementary medicine is approved and given along with medical treatments. Alternative medicine on the other hand is given in place of the treatment and is not approved. (Stux & Hammerschalg, 2000) Individuals with chronic illness or those who are at the end of life and experiencing great amount of pain can benefit from acupuncture. To relieve pain, acupuncture works by improving circulation and increased blood flow to body tissues, thereby bringing fresh oxygen to ischemic tissues and relieving pain in the process. Acupuncture also helps eliminate waste products, speed up healing process, and enhance a recovery from diseases such as those with chronic illnesses. (Xinnong, 2000) There are many therapeutic uses that an individual can benefit from acupuncture. Scientific research into acupuncture indicates that it works by stimulating the release of brain chemicals such as endorphins that function to relieve pain. Research shows that acupuncture strengthens the immune system, improves circulation, decreases muscle tightness, and increases joint flexibility. Aside from its many therapeutic uses, acupuncture does not come without…
includes a section under the heading “Profile of the Government,” which appears on the first page of the letter (page 3 of the CAFR). Although the term “primary government” is not used in this section, Susan Combs, comptroller, refers the reader to Note 1 (page 55), where the term primary government is contrasted with outside organizations. In the letter of transmittal (page 4), Combs states that the reporting entity includes any “other organizations” that, when excluded, would skew an interpretation…
Medicine summarises recent research in acupuncture and Chinese medicine, as well as diet, lifestyle, exercise, relaxation and meditation and other miscellaneous subjects. Much of this information will help practitioners to accurately inform patients of the benefits or risks of lifestyle choices and give informed answers to patients' questions, aid in the practice of preventive medicine and help practitioners take care of their own health.
Proof that acupuncture works for chronic pain
Subject: Case 1-1 Ribbons an’ Bows, Inc. Financial Standing
I have been asked to share my opinion on the financial standing, profitability, why the decline in cash after three months, and whether I consider the first three months successful for the business, Ribbons an’ Bows. The summary of the financial situation is presented below, followed by my opinion of the situation.
Carmen Diaz opened Ribbons an’ Bows, Inc. on April 1, 2010 from the help of two cousins loaning a total amount of $10,000…
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Essay 1 Chapter 1
The seven major perspectives are biological, behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive, and evolutionary and last sociocultural. They all allow psychologist to understand behavior and mental processes. Biological approach is where phycologist focus on the brain and the nervous system basically the body. The behavioral approach focuses on observing behavior. The psychodynamic approach emphasizes on unconscious…
• Use of Acupuncture for Pain……………………………………………p.3
• Types of pain……………………………………………………………p.4
• What Are the Advantages of Acupuncture?...............................................p.4
• How Often Should I Be Treated With Acupuncture?.................................p.5
Pain and chronic pain is experienced by many people and we’ve all tried different remedies to ease our pain. Acupuncture is commonly used for the treatment…
NAME: Jason Pelletier Jordan Lovely
“You Wont Feel A Thing”
Positive Stressors Neutral Stressors Negative Stressors
1. Friends 1. Girls 1. School
2. Hygiene 2. Family 2. Drama
3. Vacation 3. Working Out 3. Video Games
Modern Vs Ancient
Treatment, medicine, and beliefs are all different, all over the world. In ancient times,
before we knew all we know about the medical field and the body today, it was especially
different, considering they didn’t know even close as we know in modern times. The
beliefs for why diseases and sicknesses were very different from now, and different
beliefs vary throughout the world. Some places like Ancient Egypt believed diseases and…
Acupuncture history in Europe
The origins of Chinese medicine and acupuncture date back to the Yellow emperor Huang Ti between 2696 and 2598 BC. However the first exposure of westerners to acupuncture didn't occur until the 16th century.1 Western physicians were not the first to experience acupuncture, but it was actually Jesuit missionaries who had entered China. The first Western physician to write about acupuncture was Dr. Willen Ten Rhijne after he was exposed to the technique while working…
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UNIT 1: INVESTIGATING SCIENCE AT WORK: TASK 1
Summary of Varying Research Methods.
The research methods that I chose to use, would be the Internet, using contact via E-mail, conversing over the phone, word of mouth and using the phone book.
I found these research methods to be simplistic, easy to manage, and undergo, as they are all efficient, easy to access and use on a basic daily life, the internet being…
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Acupuncture as an Alternative
Many Americans everyday are forced to face a decision, to use prescribed medicine, or to find an alternative pain reducing strategy. When facing this tough choice some will chose to take the medicine prescribed by their doctors, but others opt out for a different method such as acupuncture. Both acupuncture and prescribed medicine both have their positives and negatives.
One of the alternatives for pain relief is acupuncture. According to the 2002…