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Acupuncture

“Your body knows how to heal, the needles just help it remember”
The theory and practice of acupuncture originated in China. The tradition of acupuncture theory believes that energy flows within the human body and this energy can be channelized to create balance and health. This energy flow is called QI. This QI moves throughout the body, along 12 main channels known as meridians. These meridians represent the major organs and functions of the body. In the healthy state the vital energy flows normally, Interruption in the flow of this vital energy causes disease.

These meridians and energy flow are accessible through acupuncture points in the body. Acupuncture points are seen as 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. it is the safest, effective and a gentle way of treating various ailments. Although it is associated with pain control, it has a much broader application.

What Is Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a latin word in which Acu means needles and Puncture means to prick. Thus Acupuncture is an art of healing which includes the use of acupuncture needles or lancets along with electrical, mechanical or magnetic devices to directly or indirectly stimulate acupuncture points and meridians in the human body. Inserting needles into these points with appropriate combinations is said to bring the energy flow back into proper balance.

Acupuncture Effect

  • Analgesic
  • Sedation
  • Homeostatic or regulatory
  • Immune enhancing
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti allergic
  • Hastens the motor recovery

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

  • Headache /Migraine
  • Paralysis
  • Depression
  • Asthma
  • Nausea, Vomiting and Morning sickness
  • Heel pain
  • Backache
  • Knee pain
  • Sciatica
  • Acidity
  • Belching/Hiccups
  • Hair loss
  • Increase in height
  • Indigestion
  • Vertigo
  • Obesity
  • Eye disorder – Glaucoma and conjunctivitis
  • Skin disorders
  • Brain disorders
  • Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy
  • Male and Female Infertility
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Tinnitus
  • Allergy
  • Epilepsy
  • Smoking, Alcohol Addiction etc.
  • Arthritis
Procedure
A typical acupuncture session involves physical examination, general health check-up, medical history and acu-graph which determines the flow of energy throughout the body thereby helping the physician to plan the treatment. After assessing the condition of the patient one or more thin, sterile, single-use, disposable needles are inserted on their back, front, or one side. Sometimes the needles are heated or stimulated with electricity after insertion. The needles remain inserted between 5 to 30 minutes. The number of sessions depend on an individual’s medical situation. A person with a chronic condition may need five to six sittings per week over several months. An acute problem normally improves after 8 to 12 sessions.
Are The Needles Painful ?
Many people have a fear of needles. But the needles used in acupuncture are far different from the one used to draw blood or deliver a vaccine. In this case, the pins being used are quite fine. As a result, most people report little or no pain from the treatment. So if agony is your main concern when considering this treatment for your condition, rest assured: It shouldn’t hurt.
Are There Standards For Acupuncture Needles?
The FDA regulates acupuncture needles, just as it does other devices such as surgical scalpels and hypodermic syringes, under good manufacturing practices and single-use standards of sterility.