Acupuncture

Acupuncture is part of the traditional chinese medicine, is extremely old and time tested , is used to treat disease, prevent illness and improve well-being. It is effective for physical, psychological and emotional problems. Acupuncture originated in China more than 5,000 years ago and due to its proven effectiveness has been embraced throughout the world. Hair-thin sterile disposable needles are placed into the skin. The art and science of acupuncture involves the choice of points, the direction and depth of insertion, and the subtle manipulation of the needle in the patient’s body. All of these factors determine the stimulus the patient will feel. coming soon

Acupuncture is not necessarily the solution to every health care problem. Both Western and Oriental Medicine have their respective strengths and weaknesses. When appropriately combined, the patient is well served. As acupuncture is only one part of the traditional chinese medicine system, herbal remedies, acupressure will be suggested as well in the treatment.

Generally speaking acute, life threatening conditions are best handled by Western medical doctors. Routine health problems and chronic conditions, psychological problems for which drug therapy and surgery have not been effective, often benefit from Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as an effective treatment modality for many conditions, including:

  • Diseases of the Muscles, Bones and Joints, including back pain, repetitive stress injury, shoulder and neck problems, whiplash, sprains, and arthritis
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Fibromyalgia, insomnia, fatigue
  • Anxiety, Depression and Other Nervous Disorders
  • Indigestion, Stomach Ulcers, gastrointestinal disorders, constipation, diarrhea
  • Asthma, Bronchitis, frequent colds and flues
  • High blood pressure
  • Menstrual problems, painful periods, infertility, fetal malposition, labour and delivery
  • Addiction(alcohol, cigarette or drug)
  • Diet, to control appetite
  • Cosmetic facial rejuvenation, lessen the appearance of wrinkles, tonify saggy skin, even out skin texture

Chinese Medical Theory says:

the universe is divided into matter and energy, Chinese medical theory has understood this for thousands of years: they call this energy “Qi” (pronounced ‘chee’), and the matter is the blood or the lymph fluid. Qi and matter both exist in the human body. Qi, though we can’t see it, flows through the body the same way blood does, in well-defined pathways, called meridians. Qi circulates through these meridians the same way water flows through a hose: if there is a kink in the hose the water flow is disrupted and part of the hose becomes empty while the other part becomes overfull.

Similarly, when Qi is blocked in the meridians, pain and illness result. Stimulating an acupuncture point is similar to removing the kink in the hose: it gets the Qi flowing again so that health is restored to the entire being.

There are 14 meridians in the body, some will start from the tip of a finger or toe , going upward to the respective organ, where one meridian ends, the other meridian will start , in this way the energy will nourish the organs and will flow continuously in an uninterrupted cycle . The blocked energy will affect the organ causing illness, also organ dysfunction will block the energy flow : the ultimate goal in Chinese medicine is to restore the harmony and the balance of energy and blood circulation.

How does acupuncture feel?

Acupuncture needle is very fine, needle enter to the skin fast enough not to cause any sensation, follow by that the patient will be asked to feel little numbness, heaviness, warmth or tingling sensation underneath the point taken , these feeling will make the acupuncture treatment more effective . In some cases, patient will even feel the route of the meridian, reaching to the connecting organ !!! It’s recommended to fall asleep during the treatment of 30 to 45 minutes to relax all the senses.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Since acupuncture promotes the body’s natural healing ability most conditions can be corrected or improved. The effectiveness of acupuncture is well documented and extends far beyond the conception that it is only useful for chronic pain management or as an analgesic. As well, acupuncture is very effective as part of your regular health maintenance and disease prevention programe.

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