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Acupuncture Overview

State-of-the-art holographic disc from Miracle Balance marries the traditional Chinese medicine of acupuncture to produce a revolutionary delivery system achieving balance, harmony, and influencing the body for better health.
Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture is the most commonly used medical procedure in the world. It is now considered a mainstream procedure in the United States.

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In the past two decades, acupuncture has grown in popularity in the U.S. According to the National Institutes of Health there are currently more than 15 million adults in the U.S. that have used acupuncture at some time in the past, or are using it currently.

Acupuncture is one of the best known of alternative therapies. The FDA estimates that people in the United States spend more than $500 million annually on acupuncture treatments. Many people have insurance coverage for acupuncture.

There are approximately 6,500 licensed acupuncturists in the U.S. and 3,000 doctors who perform acupuncture as part of their medical practice. The U.S. medical community now accepts acupuncture and a growing number of medical schools, such as UCLA; include acupuncture training in their curriculum.

What is Acupuncture Medicine

The Oriental Medicine theory behind acupuncture as a medical treatment is very different from that of Western medicine. It is part of a whole medical system that was documented in China by the 3rd century B.C.

Acupuncture is just one form of therapy used within the coherent system of healing known as Traditional Chinese Medicine used in Asian countries to preserve health and diagnose, treat, and prevent illness.

Oriental Medicine, which is a complete medical system unto itself, is not another branch of modern Western medicine. Acupuncture evolved from principles and philosophies unique to Oriental thinking and Oriental Medicine over thousands of years using dry needles inserted into the body at specific points for specific reasons.

It is partly based on the idea that complaints are not a singular problem. The belief is what happens in one part of the body is reflected in the rest body – that everything is interconnected.

How Acupuncture Works

No one is entirely sure how acupuncture works.

When the human body is described in terms of cells, bio-chemicals, and specific structures (most of this accomplished less than 150 years ago), the Chinese method of acupuncture and its underlying concepts were evaluated in these new terms.

According to current understanding, the primary signaling system affected by acupuncture is the autonomic nervous system, which not only transmits signals along the nerves that comprise it, but also emits a variety of biochemicals that influence other cells of the body. The nervous system, with over 30 peptides involved in transmitting signals, is connected to the hormonal system via the adrenal gland, and it makes connections to every cell and system of the body.

On going research of acupuncture using Western medicine techniques is showing that:

  • acupuncture stimulates the release of pain-relieving endorphins
  • acupuncture influences the release of neurotransmitters, substances that transmit nerve impulses to the brain
  • acupuncture influences the autonomic nervous system
  • acupuncture stimulates circulation
  • acupuncture influences the electrical currents of the body

What are the Advantages of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the most studied and used medical procedure in the world with over thousands of years in practice. Advances in western techniques are proving the usefulness of acupuncture as a drug free alternative.

Current studies indicate that acupuncture offers symptomatic relief for a variety of diseases and conditions, including low back pain, headaches, migraines and osteoarthritis. It is useful as an additional treatment or an acceptable alternative in a comprehensive pain management program.

In a 2006 a Mayo Clinic study showed that acupuncture significantly improved symptoms of fibromyalgia. The National Institutes of Health just did a study, one of the most comprehensive studies of acupuncture, on fibromyalgia with the same results – it significantly improves the symptoms of this disease.

In addition, research shows acupuncture can help manage postoperative dental pain and alleviate chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Studies show it also appears to offer relief for chronic menstrual cramps and tennis elbow.

Conclusion

The holographic discs™ from Miracle Balance uses acupuncture point placement as a vehicle to create the desired effect: weight loss, more energy, restful sleep, or pain relief. It isn’t to treat or cure any specific disease; it simply enables the body to function at a higher level of health. When this type of natural optimal environment is present, the body has the capacity to effectively repair and heal itself. Naturally, individual results will vary depending upon numerous personal and environmental factors such as overall state of health, age, diet, etc.