Types of Acupunctures Offered in Hackensack, Bergen County, NJ
The 8-Constitutions Medicine, introduced by Dr. Dowon Kuon in 1965, presents us with a new way to look at how we may reverse chronic ailments and improve our overall health. He posited that every person has a specific constitution made up of stronger and weaker organs. In developing his theory, he strove to identify the differences in body type and organ composition among humans, and then the regimens and treatments for each type that would lead to greater health and wellness. By combining acupuncture treatments with the consumption of foods, the 8-Constitutions Medicine presents a holistic approach to eliminating chronic pain and improving overall health, naturally.
Korean acupuncture is a form of acupuncture that integrates techniques from traditional Chinese acupuncture, Japanese acupuncture, and five-element acupuncture. Practitioners make a diagnosis by assessing your “basic constitution,” or body type. In Korean hand acupuncture, a subtype of Korean acupuncture, the hand is seen as a microcosm of the body, and practitioners can assess and address conditions anywhere on a patient’s body simply by applying treatment to the hands.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese acupuncture is the technique that many practitioners are trained in, and it remains the most widely practiced form. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the human body is filled with lines or channels through which the energy of the body flows. These channels function as points of entry into the body called acupuncture points. Acupuncture is the practice of inserting fine sterile stainless steel needles into these points to remove blockages and imbalances in the body’s energy flow. Removing these blockages allows energy and blood to circulate smoothly throughout the body, stimulating the body to heal itself.
Japanese acupuncture is a form of acupuncture in which a practitioner uses touch to diagnose ailments and to find the exact location of the relevant acupuncture point. Once the correct points are located, the practitioner uses a guiding tube to insert very thin needles shallowly. Japanese acupuncture is often accompanied by direct moxibustion, the warming of acupoints by burning moxa, a substance derived from the wormwood plant.
Trigger Point Acupuncture
Trigger Point Acupuncture is a modern technique that combines traditional Chinese medicine with Western physical medicine. It is a more aggressive, direct manipulation of muscular tightness (knots) – known as trigger points. It seeks to generate repeated, involuntary twitching from the suspect muscle or muscle group and usually leads to an immediate reduction of the tightness as well as a reduction or elimination of the related problems.
Auricular (or ear) acupuncture targets points on the outer ear using either needles or electro-acupunctoscopes to help relieve the complaint. Each acupoint on the ear, when treated, triggers electrical impulses from the ear through the brain to the specific area of the body that is being treated.
Five-Element Acupuncture is an ancient form of acupuncture that treats the mind, body, heart, and spirit. The five elements are fire, earth, metal, water, and wood. Each element corresponds to emotions that must remain in balance in order to maintain health. This technique involves the assessment of factors such as skin color, vocal sound, body odor, emotional state, and pulse, using the information gathered to diagnose and treat the imbalance.
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