The body is one complex unit comprising several systems all working in concert with each other. These body systems (skeletal, muscular, nervous, excretory, digestive, circulatory, etc.) also interconnect with one another and a problem with one system can affect all the other systems in varying degrees. The circulatory system plays a very important part in nourishing and providing oxygen to all body systems and sundry. It also helps detoxify the body and removes amassed waste substances out of the body. Any problem with this body system will have harmful consequences on the others.
Bellevue Acupuncture fortunately has a way to address problems of the circulatory system. Acupuncture is grounded on the belief that there exist energy vessels inside the body called meridians that convey life giving energy called chi and blood all over the body. Problems in the transport of chi make sickness and disorders in the body inevitable. These problems can be because of poor diet, emotional disturbances and physical injuries. Acupuncture works by inserting filiform needles into the meridians to restore the normal flow of chi to chi-deficient regions of the body. Any energy blockages then are removed and energy flow is restored enabling the body to begin self-healing processes.
Poor energy distribution can cause a series of conditions ranging from hypertension, arteriosclerosis to cold feet and hands. Numerous researches studies have shown the efficacy of acupuncture in addressing circulatory problems. Acupuncture was proven to help improve the function and efficiency of the heart. Some of these researches show that a significant majority of angina patients got better after treatment with acupuncture. Arrhythmia, tachycardia, palpitations and other heartbeat abnormalities can also be corrected by acupuncture. Even arterial spasms in the collateral vessels can be treated by it as well as people suffering from Reynaud’s disease.
The problem with acupuncture treatment begins only when one selects an unlicensed poorly-trained practitioner. The risk of pain during needle insertion, bleeding, bruising and infection because of poor hygiene procedures and of using non-disposable needles can happen if the acupuncturist is not qualified to practice acupuncture. Be sure to choose acupuncturists who are licensed by the State since it means they are well–trained to practice this profession. With regards to feeling pain, the needles should merely elicit a slight tingling sensation while they are inserted into the skin. No pain should be felt during this process. Some western acupuncturists have made some changes in the treatment procedure. Some avail of modern technological methods such as laser, magnetic radiation and electricity to augment the potency of the treatment. Acupuncture also is often complemented by herbal medicine to likewise augment its potency and to facilitate the healing process.
Acupuncture treatment under the hands of a licensed practitioner is a very safe and effective means of treating disorders, even emotional and psychological disorders.