Acupuncture Saratoga Springs provides a wonderful and powerful treatment that drug medications cannot give.  Whether one is feeling awful from back or joint pain, arthritis, migraine or headache, acupuncture is the answer to those problems.

Acupuncture is all about the insertion of reed-thin needles into the skin at specific points to allow vital energy to re-flow unhampered within the body. This belief originated in China and the vital life energy “qi” or chi that flows through energy pathways called meridians is the force that makes the body live, grow and be healthy.  The belief also states that when chi gets conjured up in certain areas and cannot travel freely through the other parts of the body, this leads to severe pain and distress.  Acupuncture is then applied to remove those blockages allowing energy to again run into all parts of the body thus removing pain and distress.

Arthritis is primarily a painful swelling in the joints, ligaments or tendons.  Arthritis ranges from the degree of pain felt and it ranges from mild joint stiffness to crippling disability.  Arthritis usually is severe when the person wakes up from sleep.  There are three forms of arthritis:  rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout.  All of these generate severe debilitating pain to an individual.  Acupuncture for arthritis in the joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons is a fairly simple procedure.  It is very effective and treatment lasts for 3 or 4 sessions.  A few needles are applied into the skin that causes one to relax and feel comfortable for the duration of the treatment, which may be around 30-40 minutes.  The needles are inserted into the points that connect to the meridians that in turn connect to various major organs and muscle tissues.

Migraine and sinus is characterized by the throbbing and pulsating of nerves in the head and as migraine is usually felt in a particular area of the head, sinus manifests as pain in the temple, eyes and areas around the nose.  These two types of headaches cause nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, light sensitivity and constant distress.

There are no pharmaceutical treatments for migraines and sinuses, and these products only can relieve some of the symptoms.  Acupuncture can relieve all pains caused by these headaches. The techniques usually applied for these disorders are manual or ear acupuncture.  With manual or traditional acupuncture, the needles are being tweaked or manipulated as they are inserted in the skin to produce a healing effect.  Ear or auricular acupuncture concentrates on acupuncture points on the ear to elicit stimulation to the body.  For many kinds of pain, acupuncture is one of the best treatments around.  It produces a powerful analgesic effect that even can be used by surgeons as some sort of anesthesia to open-heart surgeries.