According to oriental medicine, is the invisible energy lines pass through the body called meridians. These meridians pass through our body and muscles, and if you block or lack of energy can cause physical pain, internal disorders and emotional distress. Therefore it is important to save energy movement in the body to function optimally. Acupuncture is the process of releasing this energy blocked t with he use of special needles.
How does it work?
A qualified acupuncturist put needles in the fine points along the meridians to restore the power attributed to its homeostatic level. In general, acupuncture is a means to restore harmony and balance in the body. Can be used as a preventative treatment or as a way to relieve painful symptoms.
Did you know?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest medical techniques known and recognized by the World Health Organization
So what is involved in a session?
Acupuncture sessions begin with a visual assessment. This could mean that the therapist to see the tongue, eyes and skin, and take into account the presentation of the symptoms you have. When evaluated, the doctor inserts a number of very fine needles into the area blocked for a period of between 5-20 minutes. It can be done in seating position or even while lying in the bed.
How many sessions are needed?
Depending upon the health problem, the longevity of its existence, its severity will decide the number of session required to cure the ailment. There is not a single therapy which can assure you complete relief from the health problem in a single session, and acupuncture is also not exception to this kind of rule. Continuous and consistent treatment can ensure proper relief from the ailment.
Is it painful?
You may experience a slight pain at the time of inserting the needles, but any discomfort should be short-lived. Acupuncture can sometimes lead to a slight feeling of nausea. If you are feeling something wrong you need to make it known to the doctor concerned immediately. Many a times it is just out of mental fear of inserting needles etc. After 2-3 session you can get accustomed to it and shall not feel any problem with the treatment but would rather feel some relief in your problem.
Should I dress?
Doctor or the therapist would advice you in this matter depending upon the points to be used for inserting needles. Many a times points on head, forehead, ears, face, neck arm, legs, back, are used, which does not require you to remove dress.
Acupuncture and headache
Acupuncture is recognized by the World Health Organization having great success with headaches and migraines.
Back pain and acupuncture
Blockages in the meridian system can cause a variety of ailments such as back pain, pain in the neck muscles and related issues, and acupuncture can certainly make a great and immediate relief for many problems again.
Acupuncture and depression
Acupuncture can be a great success in the treatment of depression, and is also useful for conditions such as phobias, low self-esteem and chronic fatigue.
Acupuncture is also found very effective in treating following ailments –
* Digestive problems, namely, diarrhea or constipation / IBS
* Headaches / migraines
* The skin is Eczema / Psoriasis / Acne
* Menstrual and / or fertility problems.
Is it safe during pregnancy?
A qualified acupuncturist can work in women during pregnancy, but there are some points to be avoided, so always tell your therapist if you are pregnant.
Is it safe for children?
Children can receive acupuncture without a doubt. Studies have shown that acupuncture can help children with weakened immune systems, such as impetigo skin rash, and is also associated with allergic asthma.
Always tell your therapist of any prescribed medications you are taking, because it can have a negative effect on treatment.