Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Fallacies Clarified

Acupuncture is one of several modalities used in Oriental Medicine, originating over 4,000 years ago, treatments have effectively alleviated pain, increased fertility rates and improved or eliminated numerous types of health conditions.

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, used in Oriental Medicine, involves inserting hair sized needles or pins into points along meridians in the body in order to restore blocked or weakened pathways. These needles naturally enhance acupuncture points and help to bring your energy flow back to full functionality, along these pathways that feed the bodies organs.

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can treat the following symptoms but is not limited to these:

Acupuncture is very mainstream these days and is also used in hospitals around the world. Here are some common fallacies clarified.

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How Acupuncture can Help With Stress and Anxiety

Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety in Naperville ILAt some points in our lives we have all dealt with stress. This is a natural response to situations that feel out of our control and that normally pass, but if a person is under constant stress it can take an emotional toll and lead to anxiety. This can cause both mental and physical health problems that can be devastating to everyday life.

In Chinese medicine these negative emotions are considered energy blockers, since they see the body as a network of flowing energy through meridian systems. These strong emotions like stress and anxiety block the natural energy flow causing our body to react to the blockage. An example of this reaction is that many people who feel stressed will complain of upper back, shoulder and neck pain. This is because stress causes tension in these areas and energy cannot flow causing stiffness and even headaches. Continue reading

Acupuncture For Fibromyalgia Pain Relief

By Steven Sonmore, L.Ac.

acupuncture for fibromyalgiaFibromyalgia is a condition where a person has wide spread musculoskeletal pain. The symptoms can include aches that range from mild to debilitating aches in a person’s joints, muscles, tendons and any other soft tissue. The condition is also often accompanied by chronic fatigue, memory impairment and mood issues. Though the condition is more often found in women and those who suffer from TMJ or depression, the root cause of this condition is still unknown. Western medicine offers solutions in the form of medications to help ease the pain, but with the many side effects (nausea, fatigue, dependency) that come along with painkillers. However, acupuncture is proving to be a safe, effective, natural, alternative treatment. Continue reading

How Acupuncture can Increase your Fertility in Naperville, IL

You and your significant other finally decide you want to become parents and start a new chapter in your lives. You go on the internet, talk to your doctor, time ovulation, and take your basal temperature; you pretty much go by the book! However, time passes and nothing happens, so you start to wonder, what’s wrong. Is there something wrong with you or with him, or both? You probably heard this a thousand times, but you need to relax. That is number one and probably one of the most difficult things to do. Stress can easily get to us when we don’t get what we want initially. Don’t feel helpless, as there are many different things you can do to increase your chances of conceiving. One of the best and safest natural approaches is including the power of Acupuncture for fertility into your life in Naperville, IL. At Twelve Pathways Acupuncture we want to help you make your dreams of pregnancy and adding a healthy addition to your family come true. Continue reading