Neuritis is a general term for inflammation of a nerve or the peripheral nervous system in general. Depending on the nerve affected, the symptoms might be paresis (weakness), muscle paralysis, partial or complete numbness, paresthesia and disfunction of reflexes. Pains might radiate widely, but usually they follow the direction of the nerve.
These painful symptoms, according to Chinese medicine, might develop from the following internal pathogenic factors: damp cold, infection, and trauma.
Nail polish was invented in China roughly around 3000 BC. They used beeswax, egg whites, gelatin, gum Arabic and natural dyes like flower petals to get red and pink pigments. Since that time nail polish production became quite sophisticated and the ingredients are hard to pronounce: toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, camphor, chromium oxide greens, mica, aluminum powder…It is a long list. Luckily for everybody, all information is available online and, if we ever get concerned, we can read what scientists have to say about each ingredient.
According to Chinese medicine a fingertip represents the head of a person. It is also the outermost aspect of our physiology, which is our immune system.
Scheduling an acupuncture session might not be an easy decision, especially if one has never had acupuncture before.
While it is not uncommon for people to be afraid of acupuncture needles, there are many of us who actually enjoy being needled, believe it or not. Many of our clients report a state of euphoria and deep relaxation when they are getting acupuncture. Sometimes clients like to comment on the feelings and sensations they are getting while the needles are being inserted.
In order to give a successful treatment, an acupuncturist must needle appropriate points according to a specific technique, which involves the angle of needling, the depth of needling and some additional manipulations with the needle. Different people and different points on our body have different sensitivity.
During a treatment it is important to be as relaxed as possible. When your body is relaxed, needling usually is less painful. In our clinic we try to give clients enough time to get ready for needling emotionally and physically. We explain which points will be needled and whether any of those will be sensitive or not. Some clients like to know in advance how many needles they will have to get. It helps them to get into the right state of mind when they know what exactly will be happening.
Regardless of your sensitivity level we will make sure you receive a very gentle, yet effective acupuncture treatment.
This is a small place of healing for a great NY, where we provide acupuncture, Chinese herbs, medical massage, physical therapy and Reiki therapy services.
Thank you for stepping by and may you always be healthy.
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