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Top 3 Acupuncture Myths For Enhanced Beauty

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In recent times, the popularity and acceptance of acupuncture as an option to medicine has grown tremendously. Just recently a friend called to invite me to watch a show on the TV that talked about acupuncture. However, after watching the talk or rather the show, the question that he asked over again concerning acupuncture is, do still believe that this is not a lie? Well, I would beat sense into him but my argument was that no one would go to a national media to speak lies! That is why we should look at some of the typical myths that would clear things up for a start.

Myth 1: the Acupuncture needles hurt a lot

The needles used in this process are very small and gentle. In fact, they are several times smaller and thinner than the ordinary sewing needles, the doctor’s needle or even the safety pins. Also, they are solid (not hollow), flexible (not rigid), and their tips are rounded. These needles are inserted quickly via the patient’s skin surface, and the patient doesn’t feel any pain. If there is any pain, and then it must be a tingle, pressure or warmth around the needle. These sensations fade away quickly, and the person is left feeling deeply relaxed and sleepy.

Myth 2: Acupuncture is useful only for those who believe in it

While having a positive temperament towards something is part of gaining from the same, why and how acupuncture treatment works aren’t as simple as you think. Studies by various health institutes such as NIH indicate that this treatment appears to impact on your body’s immune reactions, temperature, blood flow and blood pressure regulation. Also, it may help the endorphins activity (innate painkilling chemical activity) as well as the immune cells at particular parts (sites) in your body.

While many clinical pieces of research on the same treatment note that even the sham acupuncture (where no needle is inserted) appears to give a little therapeutic impact on your body. The research indicates that people who receive the actual acupuncture treatment more often than not do better compared to their colleagues who prefer conventional treatment. If found the studies to be true myself, I’ve been going to the Acupuncture Miami clinic from about 3 years now and low the way it refreshes me.

Myth 2: acupuncture practice is not a licensed medical field

Some years ago, say 35 or so years, when this treatment arrived in the United States and other places, this myth would have held some water. However, in the current day medical practice, licenses are offered to practicing acupuncturist and, in fact, there are many professional acupuncturists the whole world over. Besides, some hospitals have hired some acupuncture specialists to be part of their medical team meaning that it is allowed by the law of the land.

The regulatory authorities, however, only give license to those people who have finished three to four-year acupuncture graduate program as well as Chinese medicine. Such a person must pass the national certification exams and continue upgrading (updating) their knowledge through consistent research and education. Besides, they must strictly adhere to the medical code of ethics just like any other professional medical professional would do.

There Is Nothing Beautiful About Gum Disease!

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Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 9.38.23 AMYour smile is one of the very first things that people notice of you. Because this part of your body gets so much attention, is important to keep it clean and taken care of! I hear horred stories in the beauty industray all the time that talk about yellow teeth, crooked teach, and in the worst of cases gum disease. Let’s talk about gum desiese because its almost the worst case scenario in any woman’s beauty career.

Periodontal disease or the gum disease is an inflammatory condition. Periodontal diseases play a major role in numerous conditions that have a negative impact on the systematic health and an increased risk of cardio-vascular events such as stroke and heart attack. It can also have adverse outcomes on pregnancy such as low birth weight and preterm births. It also alters blood sugar control in people suffering with diabetes.

What causes periodontal disease?

The bacterium that is full in our mouth forms a sticky colorless plague on our teeth along with mucus and other particles. You can get rid of this plague with the help of flossing and brushing. But if the plague is not removed, it can harden and form “tartar” that cannot be cleaned by brushing. Tartar can only be removed by a professional cleaning by a dentist or a dentist hygienist.

If the plague and tartar remains for longer on your teeth without getting removes, they can become harmful. Then the bacteria can cause inflammation of the gums that is called “Gingivitis” which is a mild form of gum disease that can be reversed with the help of flossing and brushing daily. Any bone and tissue are not lost that holds the teeth in place by this type of gum disease.

Periodontitis is the advanced form of gingivitis when gingivitis is left untreated. Gums pull away from teeth and spaces are formed in Periodontitis and it all becomes infected. As the plague spreads the immune system of the body fights and that’s growing below the gum line. Body’s natural response to infections starts to break down with the passage of time if the disease is not being treated and it starts to break down the bone and the connective tissues that are holding the teeth in proper place. The bones, gums and tissues that support the teeth are destroyed if left untreated. And eventually, the teeth become loose and have to be removed.

Symptoms of gum diseases – Ladies, if you have any of these symptoms please, please go to your local doctor and get a check up! If you are local to south Florida, I can recommend you my dentist Fort Lauderdale.

Swollen or red gums

Very bad breath that won’t go away

Teeth become sensitive

Gums starts to bleed

Painful to chew anything

Start loosing of teeth

Longer appearing teeth or receding gums

Any of these symptoms can be the sign of serious problem and should be checked by a dentist immediately. Medications may also be used with the treatment that includes root planning and scaling. Check out the video below for natural prevention treatments:

In summary – every model (or aspiring model) should make a point to get routine checkups on their month. After all, your pearly which teeth are an extremely value asses within the beauty industry today!