Acupuncture South Portland ME

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine, which today is classified as alternative or complementary medicine. Acupuncturists insert hair-thin needles into the body at specific acupuncture points that are connected by meridians that conduct energy, or “qi”. Acupuncture may help to balance the energetic system. Read on to learn more and to find acupuncturists in South Portland, ME.

Sheldon Ganberg
(207) 772-6396
609 Forest Ave. 2Nd Floor
Portland, ME
 
Elizabeth Garnett
(207) 871-5966
222 St. John St. #208
Portland, ME
 
Eastern Shore Acupuncture
(207) 510-7100
153 U S Rt 1
Scarborough, ME
 
Fern Tsao
(207) 846-4433
6 Bennett Rd.
Yarmouth, ME
 
Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture
(207) 774-6251
138 St. John Street
Portland, ME
Specialty
Chiropractor Weight Loss, Alternative Medicine, Practitioner Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture,
Gender
Male

Renchi Zhang
(207) 772-5368
4 Sheffield St.
Portland, ME
 
Anne Riesenberg
207/ 775-4343
28 Maple Street
Portland, ME
 
Diana Sainte
(207) 286-9660
301 Main St.
Saco, ME
 
Lisa A. Dulac
(207) 657-7101
31 Main St.
Gray, ME
 
Back in Balance Wellness Center
(207) 433-5965
16 Penn Plaza
Bangor, ME
Promotion
Explore the benefits to unlocking a healthier, energetic and stress-free lifestyle. Back in Balance makes it easy. Call today to schedule an introductory massage for only $39 dollars.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Acupuncture, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Acupressure or Acupuncture – Fingers or Needles

Acupressure and acupuncture are not one in same techniques. They differ slightly because acupuncture makes use of thin needles in approaching health concerns while acupressure never breaks the skin. On the other hand, they do a have a few things in common. For instance, both are centered on touching meridians which carry energy or chi along those meridians right through an individuals’ body.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) clearly states that illness occurs due to the blockage of chi in any of fourteen different meridians. Acupressure and acupuncture both advocate the free flow of energy without obstructions. Both methods are used to treat arthritis, allergies, migraine headaches, depression, menstrual cramps, nausea and anxieties.

Because acupuncture uses very thin, long needles to puncture the skin it should be performed by an experienced practitioner who is skilled in traditional Chinese medicine. Acupressure is much less technical; it can therefore be learned from a book and may even be; in some instances, performed on oneself. Somewhat surprisingly, acupressure was practiced long before acupuncture became known.

In addition, since acupuncture requires the skilled use of a tool (needles) it requires much greater accuracy in order to bring quick relief whereas acupressure is less precise since the only tool is the practitioners finger. Due to the release of toxins or through realignment of muscle groups, in some instances acupuncture can result in some short term, minor side effects.

Click here to read the rest of this article from Natural Holistic Health

Acupuncturists

Acupuncturist Education & Training

Acupuncturists are trained in anatomy, physiology, and many other areas of science and medicine. They have comprehensive knowledge about the nervous system (i.e., central nervous system and peripheral nervous system) and the vascular system (i.e., deep vascular system and superficial vascular system) and understand the mechanism of action between insertion of acupuncture needles and the reactions of body tissues and nerves.

Education and training in acupuncture takes several years. Acupuncturists undergo training in a number of different areas, including acupuncture treatment, clinical acupuncture, diagnosis and evaluation, needle placement, stimulation techniques, and sterilization procedures.

In the United States, there are a number of accredited schools that offer education and training programs in acupuncture. These programs usually take about 4 years to complete. After successful completion of an acupuncture program, students are awarded a Master of Science in Acupuncture. A few schools also offer advanced education and training, leading to a doctorate degree in acupuncture. To practice acupuncture in the United States, students must then take and pass a state licensing examination.

Medical doctors and other candidates for certification in medical acupuncture (e.g., osteopathic physicians, dentists) must meet specific requirements in education, training, and experience. They must hold a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine; must complete at least 300 hours of education and clinical training in an acupuncture program approved by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM); and must have 2 years of experience in medical acupuncture.

Standards for medical acupuncturists are maintained by the American Board of Medical Acupuncture (ABMA). Once a physician has completed these requirements, he or she is considered "board eligible" in acupuncture. The doctor then has 2 years ...

Click here to read the rest of the article from Healthcommunities.com