Killeen Acupuncture For Bipolar Disorder

by Administrator 19. March 2015 18:18

Bipolar disorder is a manic-depressive psychological condition characterized by frequent mood swings. When suffering from the condition the patient feels hopeless and lethargic during the depressive phase, and remains constantly joyful and energetic during the maniac phase. These drastic fluctuations in the patient’s mood are often very difficult to handle and affect day-to-day life.

Causes

  • Neurotransmitter Imbalances: Any sort of imbalance in the chemicals released by the brain is considered to be a major cause of Bipolar and other mood disorders.
  • Genetic Traits: The condition is often seen in people with a first-degree relative having Bipolar Disorder.
  • Biological Factors: People with Bipolar Disorder are found to have certain physical changes in the brain.
  • Environmental Triggers: Traumatic life events, such as loss of a loved one, abuse or mental stress, can also cause Bipolar Disorder.

How Acupuncture can help to treat Bipolar Disorder

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves inserting fine needles at certain points on the skin.  The treatment is aimed at maintaining the balance of the mind to experience stable modes and emotions. As people suffering from the condition experience a rapid shift of different mental states there is a need to restore balance between them.

During the treatment session, the acupuncturist evaluates the acupuncture points in the body. These specific points when inserted with needles are helpful in correcting mood swings, treat the root cause of the condition and promote tranquility on a deeper level within the mind. Inserting hair like fine needles into these points can help to open blocked nerves and reinstate balanced flow of energy from the surface to the organs. This energy, also known as Qi, is important for physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being of the patient.

Acupuncture therapy also helps the patient to have a control on his responses to stress by releasing feel good hormones or endorphins that promote wellness.

For more details on how acupuncture can help to treat bipolar disorder, contact Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists at the clinic, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Killeen Acupuncture For Snoring

by Administrator 4. March 2015 16:02

Snoring is a common condition that occurs due to a partial obstruction in breathing when a person is asleep. Although mostly seen in men and overweight people, it can affect almost any one. Usually, snoring is not caused due to any serious medical problem, but it can significantly affect a person’s oxygen intake, sleep patterns, lead to REM sleep and can even cause conditions like Sleep Apnea.

Causes

  • Obstruction In Nasal Airways: Sinusitis, a condition causing chronic congestion in the nasal airways due to a viral infection or allergy, can lead to occasional snoring. Deviated nasal septum, i.e. distorted partition in the nostrils can also be a possible cause. 
  • Poor Muscle Strength: If the tongue or throat muscles are too relaxed, they can easily collapse in the airway and cause snoring. Overweight people may also have narrowed airways due to the extra tissues in their throat.
  • Alcohol Consumption: People who consume alcohol just before bedtime are likely to snore during sleep. This is because it relaxes the muscles of their throat and decreases their ability to defend against airways’ blockage.
  • Sleep Apnea: Snoring is sometimes also associated with a serious condition known as sleep apnea. In this, the airways get partially or completely blocked by the throat tissues and impede normal breathing.

Symptoms

  • Noise during sleep
  • Excessive sleepiness during daytime
  • Sore throat
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Choking or breathlessness during night
  • Moodiness and irritability
  • Frequent urination during night
  • Morning headaches

How Acupuncture Can Help?

Acupuncture is an effective treatment option for snoring and can help in the following ways:

  • Treat Sinusitis And Other Nasal Infections: Acupuncture can help to treat snoring caused due to obstructed airways as a result of chronic Sinusitis. Inflammation of the nasal cavity can deprive it of adequate amount of oxygen and nutrients. Acupuncture aims at dilating the blood vessels, thus, allowing the repair of the tissues in the throat.
  • Decreases Nasal Mucus: Snoring is a vibration in the throat caused due to the blockage of airflow through the nose. It is often seen with people who have recurrent colds and flu that does not let the mucus drain properly. Stimulating the acupuncture points help to improve snoring by increasing circulation in the nasal openings thus, allowing them to heal faster.
  • Opens Blocked Nasal Passages: Acupuncture aims to unblock the nasal passages by restoring balance in the flow of energy within the body.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, provide complete acupuncture care for snoring and other medical conditions that may be leading to snoring. To schedule a consultation, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Killeen Acupuncture For Back Pain

by Administrator 18. February 2015 14:43

Back pain is a common medical problem that can affect people of all age groups. It can be triggered by a number of factors and can last from a few days to several months, if not treated properly. Back pain can either be dull and persistent or sharp and shooting.

Causes

  • Muscle And Ligament Strain: Sudden twisting movements and repetitively lifting heavy weights can put a strain on the muscles and ligaments in the spine. Continuous pressure can also lead to muscle spasms and pain in the back.
  • Ruptured or Bulging Discs: Discs provide cushioning and support to the vertebrae in the spine. At times, due to awkward bending movements, these discs are forced to break or stick out of the normal alignment that puts pressure on the spinal nerves. This condition may also cause back pain.
  • Spinal Deformities: Abnormal curvature of the spine can also lead to back pain. For instance, Scoliosis, a condition causing the spine to curve to either side, is a major source of back pain.
  • Osteoarthritis: It mainly affects the lower back, followed by upper and middle back. In rare cases, Arthritis can also lead to narrowing of the spinal canal, which further increases back pain.

How Acupuncture Can Help?

Acupuncture is a widely prevalent minimally invasive treatment option for back pain. It helps to control and eliminate the pain by shortening the recovery period and preventing it from developing into a chronic condition.
In order to treat back pain, the acupuncturist inserts fine needles into different parts of the patient’s body. These Acupuncture points may either be in the back (localized) or away from the site of the pain (distal). The needles used in the therapy may barely touch the skin or are inserted deep into the fat or muscle layers depending on the extent of the condition. The procedure is usually not painful as the needles used are extremely thin, however, some patients might feel a tingling sensation at the initial stage of the treatment.

Acupuncture therapy aims at relieving muscle spasms in order to restore the normal movement of the spinal vertebrae. This is essential for complete recovery from back pain. Acupuncture may also boost the release of natural steroids and endorphins in the body. Steroids help to reduce inflammation, whereas endorphins help to get rid of pain.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness provide comprehensive Acupuncture care for patients suffering from acute or chronic back pain. To schedule an appointment, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit the clinic at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Acupuncture Can Help With Weight Loss

by Administrator 18. November 2014 12:13

Acupuncture is an alternate therapy that has been popular since ages. It is a Chinese medicine therapy that involves inserting very thin needles to stimulate meridians or pathways in the body through which the ‘Chi’, which means energy, flow in the body. The treatment is effective in treating many diseases and chronic illnesses while also helping in maintaining and losing weight. Acupuncturists are believed to balance the ‘Chi’ by pressing certain points on the body with needles and can also help get the body back into shape.

Here are some ways in which Acupuncture can help with weight loss:

  • Makes you eat less: The therapy can help you lose weight by making you feel full and eat less. The therapy curbs excessive calorie intake and thus helps you lose weight. 
  • Increases metabolic rate:The therapy also increases the metabolic rate and helps the body burn excessive calories. Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins hormone, which lowers the body fat, lipids and insulin levels in the blood. Lower level of insulin in the body means lower body fat.
  • Strengthens liver: Acupuncture therapy strengthens the functioning of the liver which produces essential chemicals for digestion, breaking down of fats and processing nutrients. The treatment tones the stomach muscles to offer you the feeling of fullness.

However, along with the therapy you need to keep a healthy diet to maintain the weight. Regular exercise and healthy habits along with Acupuncture therapy can help you stay fit for a very long time.

Before beginning the treatment the Acupuncturist conducts some medical tests to ensure that you are an ideal candidate for the weight loss program. Various Chiropractic centers or clinics offer acupuncture therapy for treating various illnesses and disorders. Another Chinese Acupuncture practice that is popularly offered at chiropractic centers is ear stapling, in which, the points on the ear are manipulated to control food cravings. This technique, if offered by a trained Acupuncturist, also helps in losing weight.

For effectively using Acupuncture to lose weight, it is essential that you choose a qualified, licensed Acupuncturist who has completed required education and trainings. Also, make sure that you complete the full course recommended by the practitioner as leaving the course in between may not get you the desired results. You should use a comprehensive weight loss plan along with an Acupuncture treatment to get the maximum outcome.

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