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Acupuncture FAQs

Where does the interruption of energy flow occur?

In either or both locations: 1). In the channels of energy flow, which are located throughout the body, just beneath the skin surface; 2). In the spinal column where vertebrae may become misaligned, thereby compressing vital nerve trunks.

Are there other causes of disease besides those associated with the interference of the transmission of energy flow?

Yes, of course. Psychosomatic states, hereditary factors, poisons, adverse environmental conditions, injury, germs, malnutrition, etc…, all are disease producing.

How do you detect the disturbance in energy flow within a patient?

By many methods. Including certain signs, symptoms, pain spots, organ reflex points, and electrical instrumental findings.

Assuming I’m going to take acupuncture treatments, how are they performed?

First, the related skin points are determined. Then they are appropriately treated by one of over thirty methods of stimulation. Some of which are: 1) long needle insertion, 2) short needle insertion; 3) non-piercing needles; 4) finger tip pressure; 5) metallic balls taped to the points; 6) electrical stimulation; 7) moxabustion (burning of herbs over the points).

Dr. Kosak primarily uses needle-free electrical stimulation.

What are some of the conditions commonly treated by acupuncture?

Textbook listed conditions run into the hundreds. Typical ailments usually responding to acupuncture health care include: neuralgias, headaches, tics, spasms, muscular rheumatism, neuralgia of the shoulders and arm, tennis elbow, osteoarthritis, ulcers, stomach problems, diarrhea, asthma, bronchitis, shortness of breath, coughs, abnormal blood pressure, hemorrhoids, lumbago, bladder irritation, bed wetting, female disorders, impotence, hay fever, allergies, loss of smell, skin conditions, and even nervous or psychiatric factors based on the fact that mental problems often arise from physical disorders.

The above list may seem long as though acupuncture were a Panacea. The truth is that most textbooks list over two hundred diseases. Please be mindful of the fact that acupuncture is not like one drug used for one condition, but on the contrary, it is a complete healing art within itself. It is concerned with the systems of the body such as nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, eliminatory, reproductive, hormonal, musculoskeletal, etc., and seeks to correct health problems within those systems.

Out of ten patients accepted for acupuncture health care, how many usually respond favorable?

On the average, eight. Two out of ten fail to respond favorably for a variety of reasons. Advanced age, severity of condition, irreversible tissue damage, etc., are deterrents to recovery.

Are chiropractic spinal adjusting treatments necessary with acupuncture?

Absolutely. Spinal adjustments are part of the acupuncture health care. World authorities, including Feliz Mann, M.D. of England; Paul Nogier, M.D. of France; and Kunzo Nagayama, M.D. of Japan are very emphatic on this aspect of “getting well.” Dr. Mann states that many internal diseases are cured by the spinal adjustment alone. Leaving the chiropractic adjustment out of the treatment plan invites failure.

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