Killeen Acupuncture For Constipation

by Administrator 8. April 2016 15:05

Constipation is a medical condition characterized by fewer, usually less than three bowel evacuations per week. Though the condition is quite common and not usually serious, it may cause a lot of discomfort to the patient. Women, elderly and people taking certain medications, such as sedatives, narcotics or for Hypertension are more likely to get constipation. 

Symptoms:

  • Infrequent bowel movements
  • Painful and dry passage while passing stool
  • Lumpy or hard stool
  • Acute straining while passing stool 
  • Frequent straining may result in fissures in the area and one may even pass blood
  • Swollen abdomen or stomachache

Causes:

  • Intake of medicines that contain calcium or aluminum
  • Heavy medications like anti-depressants or narcotics
  • Excessive intake of dairy products
  • Consuming diet low in fiber
  • Less intake of water
  • Overuse of laxatives 
  • Stress
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Thyroid
  • Pregnancy
  • Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease 

How Can Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese technique of inserting needles into the skin to provide relief from medical ailments. These needles stimulate the correct flow of forces or Qi inside the body that may have been blocked or disturbed due to any reason. Acupuncture identifies constipation into Excess (heat and qi stagnation constipation) and Deficiency (cold and qi deficiency constipation) types. While the therapy is proven to be highly effective in providing immediate relief from the Excess Constipation syndrome, it is also known to bring relief from the Deficiency type. 

There are Acupuncture points on the large intestine Meridian, which when rejuvenated by the needles, brings relief. Other organs like stomach and liver too have points which are known to be helpful in treating constipation.

Acupuncture stimulates the nerves to keep the flow of oxygen better in the body, thus helping in keeping constipation at bay. 

Constipation is a fairly common occurrence in people of age groups. Eating fibrous food and taking plenty of fluids throughout the day can help in preventing this condition on a daily basis. One must consult an acupuncturist if the condition is chronic and affecting the normal routine. 

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer effective acupuncture treatment for constipation and other digestive problems. To schedule an appointment with our acupuncturists, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600.

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Killeen Acupuncture For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

by Administrator 14. March 2016 16:10

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is characterized by severe and long-lasting tiredness which is not related to any underlying medical problem. Also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) or Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID), the condition is more commonly seen in young to middle aged females. The exact cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not known, however, it may be a result of a bacterial or viral infection, weak immune system, hormonal imbalances or severe emotional trauma.

Symptoms

  • Extreme physical or mental fatigue that lasts for more than six months
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Frequent headaches
  • Disturbed sleep patterns or Insomnia
  • Problems with short term memory and concentration
  • Sore Throat
  • Inflammation of lymph nodes in neck or armpits
  • Tiredness even after rest or sleep
  • Mood swings

How Acupuncture Can Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome signifies a deficiency or abundance of qi in the patient’s lungs, spleen, kidneys and liver. Acupuncture aims at identifying the underlying cause of the fatigue by conducting an individualized assessment of the energy system of the patient’s body. The therapy involves clearing any blockages and ensuring adequate flow of blood and energy to the nervous, immune as well as endocrine systems. This, in turn, gives a boost to the body’s own healing mechanisms and results in an increase in physical as well as mental vitality.

Acupuncture also improves the functioning of the immune system. As the therapy triggers the release of endorphins, the body produces antibodies that help to improve fatigue, cognitive dysfunction, joint pains and several other symptoms associated with the condition.

In addition to inserting needles at specific points on the body, acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome also involves a technique known as ‘Moxibustion.’ In this, the mugwort herb is burnt and moved over the body, allowing the heat to penetrate the skin. When used along with acupuncture, moxibustion can effectively reduce the severity of the symptoms caused by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

For acupuncture for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other health problems, visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. The acupuncturists at our clinic strive to diagnose the root cause of the patient’s condition to provide effective treatment. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Acupuncture For Running Injuries

by Administrator 19. February 2016 18:21

Running injuries refer to the overuse injuries caused due improper running techniques, muscle overuse or hectic training schedules. These are common in runners and athletes involved in hockey, football, basketball, volleyball etc. The patient may experience debilitating symptoms like pain, decreased range of motion, stiffness, swelling etc. Here are some of the common running injuries:

  • Runner’s Knee: The condition is caused due to the irritation of the cartilage under the kneecap. It is often a result of strenuous or continuous running. This is one of the most common injuries in runners.
  • Ankle Sprain: A twist in the ankle or an injury may sprain the joint and make it sore.
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome: IT band is present in the thigh and connects the hip to the knee. Running on cramped surfaces, taking sharp turns or wearing improper shoes may produce friction between this band and the thighbone.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: The thick band of tissues that connect our heel to toes is Plantar Fasciitis. Recurring pain in the front or back of heel poses difficulty in running.
  • Achilles Tendinitis: The large tendon that attaches calf to the back of heel becomes sore with overuse, leading to pain.
  • Muscle Pull: Over stretching of legs may sometimes pull muscles giving rise to acute pain.

How Acupuncture helps?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method that increases the circulation and range of motion of the joints, thereby accelerating recovery from injuries. The needles are inserted at exact pressure points to coordinate the neurological and cardiovascular systems into providing relief to the patient.

Following are the ways acupuncture can be effective in treating running injuries:

  • Hair thin needles can reach the exact areas of inflammation and stretches stimulating the affected muscles to the path of recovery.
  • Tendon injuries may be cured effectively by this technique as needles improve the blood circulation and helps to restore the strength in the muscles.
  • Acupuncture works on the energy system that circulates throughout the body, known as qi. Ancient theory believes that insertion of needles release endorphins in the brain which provides a feeling of well-being and good health.
  • Acupuncture is known to work better and faster as it targets the blood flow in the veins to start healing the condition from the root.

For more information on how acupuncture therapy can help treat running injuries and other sports related medical conditions, contact Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. We are located at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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Killeen Acupuncture For Migraine

by Administrator 5. February 2016 15:20

Migraine refers to a debilitating ache in a specific part of the head. The condition is generally accompanied by nausea, vomiting, tingling in legs and arms along with increased sensitivity to sound and light. The agonizing migraine pain can last from several hours to days.

Although medication can help in reducing the severity of symptoms to some extent, it does not provide long-term relief. Acupuncture is an effective technique that can assist in relieving the symptoms of migraine.

Causes:

  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Tiredness due to excessive physical activity or exercise
  • Stress
  • Allergic reactions
  • Irregular sleeping patterns
  • Foods containing tyramine (aged cheese, smoked fish etc.) or nitrates (bacon, salami etc.)
  • Low blood sugar due to fasting or skipping meals
  • Change in weather conditions
  • Exposure to loud sounds, bright lights or strong odors

Symptoms:

  • Moderate to severe pain that is generally limited to one side of the head
  • A throbbing sensation in the head
  • Pain that increases with physical activity
  • Inability to perform routine chores due to pain
  • Seeing bright spots or flashes of light
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Dizziness and weakness
  • stiff neck
  • Mental confusion

How Acupuncture Can help?

Acupuncture can significantly help in treating as well as preventing the problem of migraine. The therapy involves insertion of fine needles into specific points of the body. This is followed by moderate electric or manual stimulation of the needles. The aim of acupuncture is to re-establish free flow of energy throughout the body to promote the natural healing process.

According to the acupuncturists, Migraine pain is associated with dilation of blood vessels in the head. Inserting needles on specific points may reduce the activity of the blood vessels in the head and neck, thereby relieving pain. In some cases, the acupuncturist may apply a low frequency electrical current to the needles so as to aid in the constriction of the blood vessels.

Migraine Prevention With Acupuncture

Emotional stress is one of the most common reasons behind migraine. An imbalance in the autonomic nervous system causes the parasympathetic (relaxed state) brain to immobilize and the sympathetic brain (stressed state) to activate. Using acupuncture technique, migraine can be prevented by activating the parasympathetic nervous system and reducing stress in the muscles. Generally, the acupuncture points for preventing migraine are located on the forearms and lower legs.

We, at Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, offer acupuncture therapy in Killeen, TX. The acupuncturists at our clinic specialize in treating migraine and various other medical conditions. For 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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