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Posted on 04-24-2017

Health Benefits of Japanese Acupuncture

Japanese acupuncture is a highly modified form of Chinese acupuncture that emphasizes healing the body as a whole instead of focusing on one particular health issue. Specializing in practicing the art of Japanese acupuncture, your Manhattan acupuncturist believes the harmonization of your life energy (Ki) through a system of channels (meridians) that links all physiology functions and associated components is essential for well-being. When Ki is flowing smoothly through your meridians, you enjoy good physical and mental health. If the flow of Ki is weak or blocked for some reason, you suffer from symptoms of infections and illnesses. Correcting the flow of your Ki by inserting tiny, thin needles at specific points along your meridian is the goal of Japanese acupuncture.

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Conditions Treated with Japanese Acupuncture

The World Health Organization lists dozens of health problems shown to be treated effectively with acupuncture in clinical trials. These medical conditions include but are not limited to: 

  • Respiratory disorders (bronchitis, asthma, sinusitis)
  • PMS and menopausal symptoms
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux)
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Muscle and joint pain (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, back/neck pain)
  • Vertigo and Meniere's disease
  • Post-operative pain

Japanese acupuncture is also a preventive to medical issues because it can correct impaired flow of Ki before illness or pain occurs. Visiting your acupuncturist in Brooklyn regularly for Japanese acupuncture treatment can keep you healthy, relaxed and energetic without drugs or surgery.

Differences Between Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture

In addition to using much finer needles than Chinese acupuncture to ensure you experience no pain during treatment, Japanese acupuncture also uses an insertion tube that controls needle depth to eliminate discomfort. A wider variety of meridian points are also targeted instead of a select standard of points to provide immediate relief from illness or pain. Your Manhattan acupuncturist also relies on touch to determine the best entry points by gently palpating points before inserting a needle. This makes Japanese acupuncture a more "hands on" form of acupuncture than Chinese acupuncture.

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To schedule an appointment at Seitai Acupuncture, please call 917-475-1840 (Brooklyn) or 347-861-0909 (Staten Island).

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