– General Acupuncture
– Electro Acupuncture
– Laser Acupuncture
– Micro System Acupuncture
– Ear Acupuncture
– Hand Acupuncture
– Scalp Acupuncture
What is Acupuncture?
Balanced & regulated flow of Qi
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM), vital energy called Qi(Chi) is flowing through Living Body, on fixed Pathways, called Meridians. It is the Balanced and regulated flow of Qi in the Meridians which keeps the body Functional, Energetic, Emotionally balanced and Physiologically Healthy. When due to some Emotional or Physical trauma, disturbance occurs in the unobstructed and balanced flow of Qi, that is when the disease may ensue. An appropriate treatment must be done, to regain the balance and harmony in the flow of Qi and to win back Health. Acupuncture along other ancient/ traditional modalities of treatment has been used for the purpose.
Without any medication
Since Centuries in China, Acupuncture has been used for re-regulating the flow of Qi to strengthen the Body enough to Cure itself and get rid of disease on its own, without any medication. In Acupuncture, the practitioner inserts needles on therapeutically effective points of the Meridians to remove obstructions in the flow of Qi or to regulate the flow itself. Generally these needles are retained in place, for a specific time, during the treatment session.
Modern-day precision made Acupuncture needles are sterilized, single-use, and have specific designs for use on different areas of the body for different treatment needs. The needles are approved for use, by the US Food and Drug Administration Authority (FDA).
This ancient treatment is now more widely used as complementary care to effectively treat not only Aches and Pains, but also has established its efficacy in the treatment of Addictions, Anxiety, Allergies, Asthma, Depressions, Migraines, Athletic Injuries, and Post Stroke Rehabilitation.
Acupuncture has gained such a popularity that a concept of Pain management feels incomplete without its use. The realization of analgesic’s side effects, by the medical profession and by the public at large, has too been fanning the popularity of Acupuncture.
Does it Actually Work?
Acupuncture has survived the centuries-long history and this was not without proving its efficacy or it would have died its own death. The evidence of the efficacy of Acupuncture not only come from the World Health Organization (WHO) but also from the US Department of Veteran Affairs as well. (https://www.acupuncture.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/28-NOV-Acupuncture-Evidence_plain-English-Web-version_Reissued_28_Nov.pdf)
Readers are encouraged to read the following scientific articles as well:
Battle Field Acupuncture is a type of Acupuncture used by US Armed Forces. Moreover, the effectiveness of Acupuncture in several scientific studies, has been verified by using Functional Brain scans. Release of Endorphins by Acupuncture needles is also a scientifically proven fact.
Knee pain and inflammation treatment by Acupuncture
How does Acupuncture Work?
When Acupuncture Therapist / acupuncturist inserts needles into chosen points on specific Meridians and manipulates them, stimulation via local nerves travels to the spinal cord. From the spinal cord, this stimulation, via Cerebrospinal neural pathways, reaches the brain and stimulates the secretion of Endorphins. In addition to Endorphins, a number of other neuroactive chemicals like ATP, Adenosine, GABA, have also been found to be released with a decreased expression of Pain specific “Substance P”. Endorphins alone can give a strong boost to the body and mind, and may alleviate symptoms of numerous conditions like Pain, Depression, and Headache. These endogenous brain secretions give a health kick to the body and bring about the desired results of Acupuncture treatment.
A reading of the following scientific paper may serve to enlighten the readers: (https://journals.lww.com/anesthesia-analgesia/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2008&issue=02000&article=00038&type=Fulltext)
Types of Acupuncture:
There are two main Types of Acupuncture;
- General Body Acupuncture.
- Micro Acupuncture.
Both the systems have many modifications done either by the Masters of Acupuncture or its practice in different Chinese Dynasties. Both the systems may use mild electric stimulation during the treatment.
The Micro Acupuncture systems are worthy of a special attention & include:
- 1-Ear Acupuncture.
- 2-Hand Acupuncture.
- Scalp Acupuncture, and a few others.
What can be treated by Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can treat many health problems including:
- Low Backache.
- Menstrual irregularities & PMS
- Anxiety and Stress
- Chronic Fatigue
- Shoulder Pains
- Sleep Disturbances.
- Emotional Problems
- Smoking Cessation.
- Facial Palsy
- Trigeminal Neuralgia.
- Fertility difficulties.
- Headache/ Migraine.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Side effects of Acupuncture:
Acupuncture has virtually no side effects as no medicine is used on the needles. It is exceptionally safe in the hands of a licensed professional. Since no two bodies react identical to this therapy, though remotely possible, if side effects do occur these do not go beyond mild transient itching and soreness on the needle insertion point.