We’ve previously discussed incontinence and how acupuncture can make a significant difference for those who are losing control of their bladders due to age, illness, or even pregnancy. But there’s another population that can sometimes have problems with bladder control: young children. When it comes to nighttime pottying, little kids can have an extreme learning curve, and older children may not be able to wake to get to the bathroom. While bedwetting, or enuresis, is an inconvenience in the learning
When we think of applications for acupuncture, we typically think of aches and pains the body suffers, whether acute or chronic. But have you considered acupuncture as an alternative to other procedures, such as plastic surgery, Botox, or acne treatments?
Cosmetic acupuncture, also called facial rejuvenation, focuses on the issues of the facial skin, including fine lines, wrinkles, and acne. The procedure of putting acupuncture needles in the face to enhance beauty and maintain a youthful appearance has been practiced in
For women in their mid-40s to mid-50s, “the change” looms like an unwelcome event. We hear the horror stories of hormone changes that will send us into emotional tirades, make intercourse unbearable, and turn even an Arctic windstorm into the feeling of a Sahara heat wave (or a typical Phoenix July day). But sometimes horror stories are the worst of the worst magnified, and the truth may not be nearly as bad as you fear it to be.
It’s All Natural
Incontinence is a real issue, and contrary to what the advertising agencies might have us believe, it isn’t relegated just to the aging. Pregnancy can also cause bladder-control issues, leaving many young women looking for a solution. Luckily for those who suffer from the symptoms of incontinence, there is a drug-free solution that can keep you out of the adult diaper aisle of the supermarket: acupuncture.
Who’s Affected and Why
Although aging doesn’t cause incontinence, the issue does increase with age. Nearly
Dry needling has hit the news a lot lately and is reported to be a new technique to reduce muscle (myofacial) pain. In fact, the same technique is one of many that have been used by acupuncturists for thousands of years to reduce pain. In the language of the acupuncturist, this technique is called needling of Ah Shi (tender) points; different names, same purpose and technique.
The Long History of Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been practiced in China since the Shang Dynasty of