A review of studies by Australian researchers found that treating female infertility with Chinese Herbal Medicine can improve pregnancy rates two-fold within three to six months, when compared to the success rates of Western medical fertility therapies.
In 2018, a team of Portuguese researchers reviewed thirteen western based scientific studies on acupuncture.
This review was published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice and concluded that
“Overall, there is good scientific evidence encouraging acupuncture therapy to treat anxiety disorders as it yields effective outcomes, with fewer side effects than conventional treatment".
And also that “Pharmacology and psychotherapy stand for the conventional treatment for anxiety disorders but these present limited efficacy, especially in the case of chronic anxiety, with high relapse rates and often causing adverse side effects. Clinical research studies render acupuncture as a valid treatment therapy for anxiety disorders without significant adverse effects”.
In the East, Chinese Medicine – herbs, acupuncture and QiGong have all been successfully used for thousands of years to combat anxiety, depression, mood swings, stress, irritability and psychological disorders. They have been widely used for these issues of the mind and emotions on hundreds of millions of people ...
During menopause many women in Western countries experience negative symptoms; such as hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety, insomnia, vaginal dryness, poor concentration and memory, nausea, depression, mood swings, irritability, feelings of anger, loss of libido, urinary tract infections, dry skin and hair, thirst, brittle nails, and loss of bone density.
Surprisingly in China, most women do not endure these discomforting symptoms at all. In the West it is estimated that approximately 75% of women are affected, whereas in China it is a mere 10%. The reasons behind this are believed to be from differences in diet and from the use of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicines.
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China to effectively combat pain and to promote healing. It is now being used frequently in the West for the same purpose.
For the last 25 years Western scientific and medical studies have been carried out which are proving time and time again the efficacy of Acupuncture in the treatment of many types of painful conditions. Such as lower back pain, arthritis, nerve pain, knee problems, muscle strains, migraine headaches, menstrual pain, tennis elbow and a host of other issues.
Western and Chinese Medicines still have different understandings of how Acupuncture rids pain and promotes healing, but there is now a consensus from all around the entire world that it does do this quite effectively...
Moxibustion is used in Chinese Medicine to help in turning breech babies to their best position for a natural birth.
Western scientific and medical studies have shown its use is effective in accomplishing this.
It can also be used for helping babies who aren’t in optimal positions to achieve them, such as babies who are in a posterior position. This will help to ensure as little medical intervention as possible during the birth.
One of the first uses of Chinese Herbs was in the quest for longevity. There were many reasons this was a popular search in ancient China, from monks who wanted more time and good health to perfect their meditation, to powerful emperors who wanted to stay young and live as long as they could to enjoy their lavish lifestyles.
A famous formula "Liu Wei Di Huang" now in widespread use in modern China, was originally related to the Yellow Emperor who wished to gain immortality. He obviously failed in his attempt to live forever ! But his legacy has left a wonderfully rich knowledge of herbs that are magnificent at boosting hormones, nutrients and energy in the body. These lead to enhancing health and healing, and to slowing down the aging of the human body and mind. It is very common for the Chinese both old and young, to take Chinese Herbs to maintain youthful qualities and appearances.
The first references to the use of Cosmetic Acupuncture dates back to the Song Dynasty in China. The Chinese Empresses used these treatments to stay youthful, healthy and vibrant. Since then Acupuncture beauty treatments have been a common part of the anti-aging routine of the upper and middle classes in China.
In 1996, a report in the International Journal Of Clinical Acupuncture, stated that out of 300 cases treated with Facial Acupuncture, ninety per cent of the recipients had marked improvements with one course of treatment, (a course being twelve to twenty treatment sessions).
Qualified acupuncturists use small sterile needles that are disposed of after just one use. These are inserted into acupuncture points on the face and around any areas that need extra attention, such as wrinkles, sun damage and age spots. This stimulates the energy in the local areas to become more productive, fixing any problem and producing a healthy youthful glow.
But the effects do not just end there. A good acupuncturist will also place needles in strategic points around the body to strengthen digestion and the production of healthy blood from your food intake.
Also into points relating to boosting hormones, which are essential long term in the regeneration of every cell in your body and the slowing down of aging.
And in points to relax the mind, to free it from stress and anxiety, which can be very damaging to your appearance.
Any other weak areas will also be enhanced. The goal of Chinese Medicine is always to bring the body and mind into a state of balance, where it is strong, happy and healthy. Less than that is considered to be inferior low quality medicine.
If you want to create a beautiful flower, then you must feed and nourish the roots. In this case to make a healthy, glowing, beautiful face, Chinese Medicine will strengthen the body and its organs that feed the face with hormones, nutritious blood and powerful energy.
If you complete the proper series of treatments (12 to 20), then good effects can be attained from cosmetic acupuncture.
Usually you can start to see improvements in complexion after a few treatments and improvements in lines and wrinkles etc. after five or six sessions. (But this is dependent on the initial health of the client, some clients get results far quicker when they are in reasonably good health to begin with). Any advice from your practitioner in relation to diet and lifestyle should be followed, and if so then the results should be long lasting.
Top ups once every six months are a good idea to prolong the results.
This treatment in the short term won't produce the dramatic effects of a surgical face lift but in the longer term things might be very different. Most people are unaware that when you receive a surgical face lift that thousands of tiny blood vessels can not be re-joined successfully, thus diminishing circulation into the face and actually increasing the speed at which your face will age after the procedure.
Of course, as with any surgery there may be other serious complications too. And also there will be severe bruising and a recovery time necessary.
This type of surgery obviously does nothing to enhance your overall health or help you reduce stress levels. It may even help deplete some of your vital anti-aging hormones which are used up in trying to recover from the invasive operation.
With botox, there are still questions as to its long term safety and effectiveness. And again botox will do nothing for your overall health and wellbeing.
Cosmetic Acupuncture and Herbal Therapy are completely safe in the hands of a fully qualified practitioner. There is no chance of disfigurement or any serious complications. There is no trauma or heavy bruising and hence no recovery time needed.
At the Leixlip Chinese Medicine Clinic, we have been providing Cosmetic Acupuncture treatments for well over ten years. We also provide Chinese Herbal treatments for beauty. It is our opinion that in the long term, herbs will have even a more significant effect on boosting hormones and slowing down aging than acupuncture treatments would have. We always combine both treatments to produce the best results.
For more information on Cosmetic Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Beauty treatments click here.
Or if you live in Leixlip, Celbridge, Lucan, Maynooth or Dublin and would like to make an appointment at the clinic then click here.
Yes, that is a large elephant receiving Acupuncture !
He is part of an increasing number of animals being treated with Chinese Medicine at zoos all around the world.
For example, at Singapore Zoo, whenever Western medicines fail, Acupuncturists and Chinese Herbalists are called in to heal the sick animals there.
The zoo has successfully treated over 200 animals in the last ten years using Chinese therapies; including elephants, pythons, sea lions, giraffes and many others.
Just recently, an orangutan suffering from long term constipation was cured after drinking Chinese Herbs mixed into its honey drink for just one week. And a sedated cheetah received Acupuncture around its fractured leg to effectively reduce swelling.
While in the U.S., a camel is treated by veterinarians at the large Brookfield zoo near Chicago.
The camel named Jewel, had been suffering for sometime with painful and debilitating arthritis. When conventional drugs and treatments failed, Acupuncture was suggested. After receiving treatments, her keepers have noticed much improvement in the way Jewel moves. She takes much larger strides and does not seem to be as much in pain anymore.
A black necked swan at Philadelphia Zoo finally receives Acupuncture, after three and a half years of conventional treatments failed to fix its foot.
The swan had a serious infection on its foot which would not heal, but after weekly Acupuncture treatments, the foot is now better.
Whether it's animals or people Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs are great at helping and healing.
Unfortunately we don't treat animals at our clinic. But if you are a person and interested in receiving treatments then come and check us out at the Leixlip Chinese Medicine Clinic.
And stay tuned to our blog for many more informative and interesting stories on Chinese Medicines.
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