Natural Treatment for Painful Periods – Dysmenohrrea

Many patients come see us for a variety of reasons.  Most come in because a friend has told them that acupuncture can be helpful.  However, most people don't know how acupuncture works and what it can treat.  Acupuncture can help almost any condition. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended acupuncture as effective for many conditions and even suggests that acupuncture can be helpful for many more. Dysmenorrhea is a fancy name for painful periods. Period are no walk in the park. I am a woman and know this from first-hand experience. Your uterus has built up a lining to support a pregnancy that is not going to happen, so now your uterus is contracting, and all that tissue has to come out. Contractions can cause some pain BUT that pain should not interfere with your QUALITY OF LIFE. What does this mean? If you have to cancel plans with your friends, you don’t go out to dinner, you call out from work, you call in sick to school, you’re lying on your bed, you're unable to move – this is NOT normal and calls for concern. Your period should not interfere with your social or day-to-day life. There are 3 main factors [...]

By Lisette Molina AP|2021-03-11T18:07:06+00:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How many acupuncture treatments will I need?

"Frequency trumps technique!"  This statement is one that time and time again is proven correct when it comes to acupuncture.  First we need some background to explain what this really means.  Frequency of treatments is one of the most important factors to determine how quickly a person can benefit from acupuncture treatments.  At Living Room Community Acupuncture Clinic in Downtown Miami we treat on a sliding scale to help everyone afford the treatments they need.  Does this mean that going to the old gray haired chinese master acupuncturist that you have heard can perform miracles in one treatment is a bad idea. Of course not!  Every acupuncturist has had amazing treatments where long standing issues have been resolved in just one treatment, but most of the time it requires repetition.  The longer you've had the problem the more treatments you will probably need. Because Living Room Community Acupuncture makes it affordable to receive acupuncture treatments I have many patients who end up at my clinic because they could not afford ongoing treatments at their former acupuncturist office.  In fact, most patients become regulars after we take care of their symptoms because they find that treatments can be so rejuvenating on [...]

By Rafael Perez AP|2016-10-23T11:22:40+00:00May 7th, 2013|Categories: Acupuncture|0 Comments

Does acupuncture hurt?

The needles used in acupuncture are stainless steel filiform needles, they are solid and not hollow like the hypodermic needle your doctor uses. In fact, several needles can fit inside a hypodermic needle. Ok, so now you know the needles are thin, but do they hurt? Generally acupuncture is painless. Some patients describe an occasional pinching sensation that lasts for just a second when the needle is inserted. They describe it like a fast pinch. Most patients don't even feel the needles when they are inserted. So what do the needles feel like? Once the needles are inserted you will generally start to feel relaxed. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the purpose of the needles is to create a condition called "de qi",in Chinese it means the arrival of "Qi" (Qi loosely translated means, the energy the permeates and animates everything). TCM theory says that if the qi flows freely, there is no pain. The needles an acupuncturist uses help the patient achieve a balanced flow of Qi therefore removing pain and restoring health. So having dispensed with some basic background we can return to the topic at hand. A number of other sensations can be felt throughout the [...]

By Rafael Perez AP|2016-10-23T11:22:40+00:00May 7th, 2013|Categories: Acupuncture|0 Comments
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