Types of Acupuncture – Which One is Best for Your Type of Stress?

For years, acupuncture has been a popular treatment for a variety of health ailments, especially stress and injury. There are several types of acupuncture that exist. Below, you will find a list of the different types as well as how they work to relieve stress:

TCM-Based Acupuncture

This type of acupuncture uses eight principles of complementary opposites in order to create harmony within the body. These include yin/yang, hot/cold, internal/external and excess/deficiency.

French Energetic Acupuncture

This type of treatment is often used by MD acupuncturists, where meridian patterns are emphasized, specifically the yin/yang pairs.

Korean Hand Acupuncture

This type of acupuncture primarily focuses on the hands and feet, as they have concentrations of Qi. It is believed that applying needles to these parts of the body will be effective for the entire body as well.

Auricular Acupuncture

Needles are placed on certain points of the ear and is said to be effective in treating certain addiction disorders, as the ear is the microcosm of the body.

Myofasically-Based Acupuncture

This treatment is often used by physical therapists as the process involves feeling the meridian lines to find tender points. It is believed that the tender points are where abnormal energy tends to flow.

With so many types of acupuncture to choose from, you will want to be sure to speak with a professional acupuncturist to determine which is best for your needs. The number of treatments that you will need will largely depend upon your condition as well as what type of acupuncture is being used.

Leave a Reply

Insomnia and Acupuncture-a Wife’s Tale-

My husband has suffered with insomnia practically his entire life. It was not until  acupuncture and lifestyle changes was he able to finally sleep. He was constantly complaining that he could not fall asleep. He would be so tired the next morning. Needless to say this was affecting his life daily. I started by assessing [...]

Read More »

You are Never too Old for Acupuncture

Want to live to be 100?  Try Acupuncture…   If you are over the age of 60 and looking for an alternative for your aches and pains it’s time to give acupuncture a shot.  Acupuncture, which has been around for thousands of years, helps the body heal itself naturally without the cost and side effects of [...]

Read More »

The Perfect Touch Acupuncture to be featured on Women 4 Women Internet Radio!

For Immediate Release:   The Perfect Touch Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine will be the guest host for the Karma Kitty hour on the Women 4 Women Internet Radio.  The website to listen can be found here www.w4wn.com Michelle Tunis, Owner of the Perfect Touch Acupuncture, is thrilled to share  her views on acupuncture and Oriental [...]

Read More »