Acupuncture (An age-long healing practice)

Acupuncture is the Chinese art of healing. It involves inserting fine, sterile, disposable needles into specific body parts. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s immune and healing systems. Acupuncture works by balancing vital energy and it has a neurological effect also. It makes the person feel energized and relaxed.

Instead of needles, other forms of stimulation are sometimes used over the acupuncture points, including:
• Heat (moxibustion)
• Pressure (acupressure)
• Friction
• Suction (cupping)
• Impulses of electromagnetic energy

An acupuncurist will insert needles into a person’s body with the aim of balancing their energy and curing some illnesses.For most patients, acupuncture is painless. Discomfort can be caused by improper needle placement or a defective needle.

Acupuncture needles are hair-thin, sterile, individually packaged, and disposable. The needles are disposed of according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.

Acupuncture is part of the ancient practice of Traditional Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe the human body has more than 2,000 acupuncture points connected by pathways or meridians. 

 These pathways create an energy flow (Qi) through the body that is responsible for overall health. Disruption of the energy flow can cause disease. By applying acupuncture to certain points, it is thought to improve the flow of Qi, thereby improving health.Inserting needles into these points with appropriate combinations is said to bring the energy flow back into proper balance.

Acupuncture points are seen at places where nerves, muscles, and connective tissue can be stimulated. The stimulation increases blood flow, while at the same time triggering the activity of the body’s natural painkillers.

BENEFITS
In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) listed a number of conditions in which they say acupuncture has been proven effective.

Digestive Emotional
Gestritis
Irritable bowel syndrome
Hepatitis
Hemorrhoids
Anxiety
Depression
Insomnia
Nervousness
Neurosis
Eye-Ear-ThroatGynaecological
Rhinitis
Sinusitis
Sore Throat
Menstrual Pain
Infertility
MusculoskeletalNeurological
Arthritis
Back pain
Muscle cramping
Muscle pain and weakness
Neck pain
Sciatica
Headaches
Migraines
Neurogenic Bladder
Dysfunction
Parkinson's disease
Postoperative pain
Stroke
RespiratoryMiscellaneous
Allergic Rhinitis
Sinusitis
Bronchitis
Irritable Bladder
Prostatis
Male Infertility

How acupuncture works.
The patient will be asked to lie down on their back, front, or one side, depending on where the needles are to be inserted. The acupuncturist should use single-use, disposable, sterile needles. As each needle is inserted, the patient may feel a very brief stinging or tingling sensation.

The use of acupuncture is contraindicated in the treatment of:

  • Infants and very young children
  • Very weak or very elderly patients
  • People with compromised immunity
  • Patients suffering with certain bleeding disorders or severe blood loss
  • Patients who are very weak, emaciated, who are suffering from low blood sugar, or who have collapsed due to fatigue and exhaustion
  • Patients with significantly low blood pressure
  • Patients who are suffering with extreme anxiety or who are very nervous about the needles
  • Pregnancy: while acupuncture is generally considered safe for most women During pregnancy, there are certain acupuncture points that are forbidden during pregnancy.

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