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Article by Jinnan Cai

5 Steps of Acupuncture Treatment

Just like in most form of medical therapies, a successful acupuncture treatment takes a process. Patients will have to take one step at a time and before long the ailment will be a thing of the past. This article shed some light on these different phases. 

The starting point is having a one-on-one talk with you acupuncturist. You will need to tell him the nature of your daily intakes. If you are on any prescription medication, let him or her know about it. The good thing about this is that it will help the specialist know the right amount of treatment items needed for your case. 

Most acupuncture treatments involve placing needles in certain strategic body points. This perhaps is likely to be the second phase. The whole essence of inserting needles into the body is to allow for a balanced and free flow of energy all over the body; a vital condition for good state of health. The duration of achieving this feat varies with patients. Those with sever illness or symptoms are likely to take longer time before attaining this state. 

For some practitioners, needles insertion is not enough. It must naturally be followed with the intake of herbs for speedy healing (the third phase). Herbs are sometimes administered in the form of tablets and capsules, which must be swallowed down a special tea or brew. Often this special tea is not like the tasty sugary type most people in the United States and Europe are used to. They leave a foul taste in the mouth after one or two swallows. 

Most people who have undergone acupuncture will agree that this stage (the fourth phase) is characterized by the appearance of new symptoms like tummy upset after the intake of herbs. The practitioner will study the situation and decide on the best corrective treatment. It could be some more needle insertions or herbs. 

While many will just call it quits the moment their health is restored, some people still take to maintenance care (the fifth phase). Monthly visits to your acupuncturist may be good enough in this regard, but it sure going to pay off in the short and long run. Your heath and vitality will be at their best, and the slightest problem will be quickly checkmated before it becomes a serious concern. 

21 Mar 2012

Last Update: 23 Mar 2012

Article/Information supplied by Jinnan Cai

Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.

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