There are some medical conditions that only seem to be effectively treated through methods that exist outside of Western medicine. Acupuncture has proven to work wonders for conditions like fibromyalgia and lymphedema, where medications and other modern treatments only mask symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a condition in which a patient experiences chronic and widespread pain that comes from an unknown source. Being that the exact cause of the pain can’t be pinpointed, acupuncture is a better option because it can treat and minimize the pain without the groggy side effects that come along with medication.
Lymphedema is a condition in which fluid collects just beneath the skin. This fluid is high in protein and therefore attracts more fluid to the area and makes it difficult for the body to get rid of it. Normally any fluid collected like this gets removed by the body’s lymph nodes, so if a patient has a lymph node condition this is usually a condition that develops soon after. For example, if a person has the lymph nodes from their under-arm removed for some reason, lymphedema could occur in surrounding areas like the chest, back, and side. Patients can experience a “heavy” feeling in that area, as well as tightness, decreased movement and/or flexibility, and an all around sense of discomfort. Doesn’t it seem like acupuncture treatment would be perfect to treat such a condition?
At Avicenna Acupuncture Clinic, the specialists know exactly how to treat, manage, and relieve lymphedema in patients. When the fine acupuncture needles are placed through the skin, the pressure build-up from the collecting fluid is automatically relieved. This is a great way to manage a condition that cannot be fully cured because lymph nodes are involved. But when you can rid your body of the collecting fluid as frequently as possible, scar tissue will not be as likely to build and associated pain and additional fluid build-up is also less likely. The highly trained professional acupuncturists at Avicenna Acupuncture Clinic can quickly spot certain conditions that can be lessened by treatment. The center specializes in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with acupuncture being their most sought-after treatment. However, they also supplement treatments with other plant-based medicinal formulas, supplements, and body manipulations that are similar to acupuncture. Many patients who are suffering and have been searching for relief for ages can find it at Avicenna. They will make room on their schedule to get you in right away if needed, and will follow up with you as much as you request to make sure the treatments are helping.
Many people ask if acupuncture is painful. It does involve needles, after all. But these needles are so fine and flexible that they are barely felt while going through the skin. The pinpoint precision of such small needles also make contact under the skin with very specific areas that are meant to treat most effectively.
So whether you suffer from fibromyalgia, lymphedema, migraines, depression, or even insomnia, you should probably consider visiting Avicenna Acupuncture Clinic to get some fast and effective relief.