Chinese medicine is based upon the belief that there is need for balance in the flow of energy in the body. The energy we are referring to is a) Chi, b) blood and c) electrical energy form the nervous system. These energies must be in balance and in harmony to maintain health. When these energies become blocked and cannot circulate, pain and/or loss of body function occur. This is what we call Chi stagnation. Acupuncture treatment has the effect of removing the energy blockages, increasing the circulation of chi and blood and it also exerts effect on the autonomic nervous system. This combination activates the healing process. The result is relief of pain and the restoration of body function, or organ balance.
What are the internal effects of Acupuncture?
Acupuncture heals the body in a number of ways. Research has indicated that the immediately effect of Acupuncture is the increased production of endorphin. Endorphins are “ internal morphine” which has two major effects: 1) it relaxes the body and 2) it serves to reduce the level of pain. Another aspect of the effect of the endorphin production is to increasing the circulation of blood, which sends nutrition via the small blood vessels to all parts of the body. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain relievers that have an analgesic, anti-depressant, and anti-allergic effect. They relieve pain and give a sense of euphoria.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
Some patients experience immediate relief after the first treatment. In some cases it last for only a few hours and in other cases the relief lasts for a few days.
In many cases patients begin to feel better after a few treatments. We encourage you to experiment with our therapy try 4 to 6 treatments to see how well our therapy can benefit you.
Historically we have rarely witnessed patients with no relief during the course of treatment. Symptomatic relief can be expected after 4 to 8 weeks of continued treatment. And corrective care can be expected after 24 to 36 treatments.
To protect your health investment we highly recommend that you continue to have treatment four to six times each year. The maintenance care will benefit you and you family in many ways.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
For RELIEF CARE in acute cases you can expect to see results after 4 to 6 treatments. We determine your level of care based upon the depth of your disease acute or chronic. Each patient has different needs and different degrees of immune function. Chronic conditions and neurological conditions require more treatments in order to obtain lasting results. In Chronic conditions you can expect to see results but it will take longer. Complete relief may need 12 to 18 treatments.
HOW LONG WILL ACUPUNCTURE RELIEF LAST?
From our standpoint disease can be identified as either acute or chronic and we generally classify treatment into two types A) Relief Care and b) Corrective Care. Relief care will generally work within18 treatments and will give temporary relief for up to six months. It works on what we cal Qi stagnation
Corrective care takes over where relief care ends that is after you have been treated for say 12 to 18 treatment and you no long feel your original pain. Corrective care begins to treat at the deeper level, at the cause of the pain to correct the Organ imbalance. Corrective care seems to last indefinitely.
Dr. Richard Browne is one of the oldest licensed Acupuncture Physician in Florida. He is co- founder of the Acupuncture and Massage College. He can be contacted at 305-595-9500.