Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body, most often with a needle penetrating the skin, to alleviate pain or to help treat various health conditions.
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries, over 5000 years. It’s based on energy, called “chi “which flows through and around your body along pathways called meridians. When something unbalances your chi, Acupuncture will unblock that chi and restore proper energy flow to the body. The goal of treatment is to reestablish normal energy circulation by inserting very fine needles into specific points on the body. Sometimes heat, pressure, or mild electrical current is used along with needles. The acupuncturist considers not only the symptoms but also the initial cause of the energy imbalance and treats the problem at the source.
‟ The goal of acupuncture is to reestablish harmony and the natural balance of the body. Its ability to prevent and treat certain illnesses is becoming more and more recognized. Acupuncture is increasingly called upon to treat various conditions.’’
No Disease Transmission or side effects
- Acupuncture needles are sterilized and disposed after every session
- They are made of stainless steel and do not inject any substance into the body like syringes.
- Acupuncture treatments do not produce any side effects and patients cannot become addicted to it because no substances are involved.
Acupuncture is not only a curative treatment but a preventative one as well. Acupuncture reinforces the immune system as well as proper energy circulation. Most people do treatments periodically, as well as upon seasonal changes. Preventative treatments are particularly recommended for seasonal allergies because it strengthens the body in preparation for allergy season.
Recommended treatment frequency
The number and the frequency of treatments vary depending on the nature, history of the problem, as well as the condition of the patient. In general, 8-12 visits are recommended to see flagrant changes.
Acupuncture needles are as fine as three strands of hair. Patients who receive treatment describe a diverse range of sensations when the needle is inserted including the following:
- no pain,
- similar to a mosquito bite
- slight pinch
- General Problems: Fatigue, stress, anxiety, headaches, migraines, insomnia, jet lag, etc.
- Digestive Problems: Lack of appetite, slow digestions, bloating, colic, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, Crohn’s disease, etc.
- Respiratory Problems: Asthma, sinusitis, allergies, cold, rhinitis, bronchitis, laryngitis, cough, etc
- Endocrinal Problems: Menopause, hot flashes, profuse or nocturnal, sweating, etc.
- Circulatory Problems: Hemorrhoids, frilosity, oedema, palpitations, etc.
- Gynecological Problems: Sterility, menstrual problems, pre-menstrual syndrome, endometriosis, cysts, etc.
- Skin Problems: Eczema, shingles, hives, psoriasis, etc.
- Neurological disorders: Strokes, Paralysis, Bell’s palsy, Multiple sclerosis
- Auditory Problems: earache, buzzing, Meniere’s syndrome, vertigo, labrynthitis, etc.
- Pain: rheumatism, lumbago, sciatica, stiff neck, neuralgia, back and neck pain tendonitis, bursitis, carpel tunnel, sprain, etc.
- Pregnancy: nausea, vomiting, back pain, lactation problems, lack of energy, etc.