A Recent Study Shows Acupuncture’s Effectiveness In Treating Headaches And Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study has shown that acupuncture in Fort Lauderdale is an effective remedy for headaches related to traumatic brain injury

Widely known as an ancient Chinese practice, acupuncture is used by millions of people around the world not just for restoring or maintaining the balance of the energy of the body known as qi, but also for treating a wide number of diseases. A study featured in the Medical Acupuncture Journal shows that the practice of acupuncture has led to the treatment of headaches caused by TBI or traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic brain injury, according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention, makes up, at least, approximately 30% of deaths related to injury in the US. About 2.7 million people each year suffer from this serious issue.

In addition, about 79% TBI-diagnosed servicemen have manifested instances of recurring or chronic headaches. This has prompted researchers to determine if these headaches can be decreased by two forms of acupuncture – Chinese acupuncture and auricular acupuncture.

The study’s authors visited three military treatments facilities located in Washington D.C.where they talked to 43 military men showing cases of TBI and who were previously deployed. Their ages ranged from 18 to 69 and they have a history of mild to moderate headaches and traumatic brain injuries.

To guarantee the efficacy and safety of the therapy, the researchers utilized the services of practitioners with a master’s degree in acupuncture as well as licensed acupuncturists affiliated with institutes in Virginia or Maryland.

The subjects were grouped into three. One group was given the usual care administered by healthcare practitioners. The second group was treated with 10 to 60 minute sessions of acupuncture. The last group was given ten 45-minute treatments via AA.

TheAA intervention group was given around six to nine needle points and was evaluated after each treatment. The group treated with traditional Chinese acupuncture underwent 22 needle points and was also evaluated after each treatment. They were all dependent on the pain level the headache caused each participant.

Six weeks after, in the group that was treated with traditional Chinese acupuncture, results revealed a significant reduction in their HIT or Headache Impact Test. Compare that to the group given usual care whose score was at positive 0.8 percent. Meanwhile, the AA group scored -10.2% while the traditional Chinese acupuncture group scored -4.6%.

The researchers noted that the only differencein the secondary result was in the NRS or global pain levels among the servicemen. Compared to the UC group, the TCA and AA groups experienced lower incidences of NRS. Moreover, when the TCA and AA were combined, even greater outcomes manifested for both primary and secondary results.

The study concluded that acupuncture can definitely relieve headaches resulting from traumatic brain injury. In addition, acupuncture was found to be more effective than conventional or usual care treatments that sufferers where given in medical facilities.

Acupressure Is The Art Of Nature That Heals Diseases Via The Built-In Mechanisms Of The Body

The human body is perhaps the greatest wonder in the universe. Our body is fully furnished with the most complex, sophisticated, automatic, and most powerful machines ever devised by Mother Nature – the Lungs and Heart, perfect perpetual machines that both work non-stop, 24/7; the unparalleled computer with infinite capacity called the Brain; miles of extremely fast and efficient communication system known as the Nervous System; a marvelous chemical laboratory called, the Abdomen; the excellent sound system of the Ears; and a wonderful projector-cum-camera, known as our Eyes.And the best thing about it is the incredible co-ordination of all these machines that makes the body work flawlessly for more than a hundred years.

It’s a fact that in any perfectly functioning machine, contingencies are made whereby during times of danger, it automatically stops and restarts when a switch is turned on e. g. a circuit breaker or a motor boat. It does not come as a surprise that such a provision is found in the human body as well. It’s widely known that our body system of our body is extremely complicated and convoluted. However, maintaining it is surprisingly easy. If needed, to repair and maintain these machines, our body is equipped with a natural an ‘in-built mechanism’.

The health discipline that exploits this in-built mechanism is commonly referred to as Acupressure. This healing art is the most precious gift to humanity given by the Creator Himself.

According to the Sushrut Samhita, acupressure was discovered over five millennia ago, in ancient India. Unfortunately, it was not properly preserved and went to Ceylon (now called Sri Lanka) in the form of acupuncture. From Ceylon, it was brought by nomadic Aryans or Buddhist monks to China and Japan. China is presently teaching acupuncture to the world.

Way back in the 16th century,acupressure was already used by the Red Indians. Medical studies in the US in the 20th century, have significantly contributed towards the advancement of this healing art. Today, hundreds of Naturopathic and Allopathic practitioners are practicing acupressure in this country. It’s an easy and simple therapy that,in recent decades, has even caught the attention of the WHO or World Health Organization.

Acupressure is closely associated with acupuncture in Maitland. The words “acu” and “puncture” means “needle” and “to pierce,” respectively. Acupuncture is the method of treating diseases by inserting needles into certain points on the body. Acupressure is the technique of treating illnesses by applying pressure at certain points in the body through the use the thumb, hands and other unpointed things.

Principles: The human body is made up of five essential elements: Space, Air, Fire, Water, and Earth/Wood. Each element is controlled by a Life Battery or Electricity called chen (negative energy) and qi (positive energy).

The electricity of our body is known in the West as Bio-Electricity, and this Bio-Electricity is what controls the five elements. The ‘Chetana’ is the electricity or current generated by this non-changeable Life Battery. At the moment of conception,this battery is installed in our body. With the help of certain Yogic techniques, a dazzling white light can be created with this battery,which can manifest in the middle of our forehead, with eyes closed. Many people,including me, have witnessed this light.

Electric current from this battery passes through the body via energy channels called ‘Meridians,’ which begin from the tip of each finger of our right hand moving through the body and end in the right and left foot’s toes. The body remains healthy and strong so long as this flow of electricity properly moves through the body.

There will be pain and malfunctioning of the area of the body if this current does not reach that area for whatever reasons, and if this is not addressed promptly and properly may lead to sickness and disease. Therefore, if the bioelectricity is sent properly to the affected areas, sickness, disease, and/or pain would diminish and the causes of malfunction in that area would be addressed.Acupressure is therefore, the Art of Nature that tells us how to heal diseases through the built-in mechanisms of the body. It is the art of how to send bioelectricity to all areas of the body.