What is Acupuncture (Chinese needle)?

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The World Health Organization accepted acupuncture in 1979 as a modern method of treatment of many diseases and has equated it with all the hitherto recognized methods of treatment.

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Do you know the key benefits of Chinese Needle Therapy?

Chinese needles therapy is an integral part and a product of ancient Chinese philosophy and culture as well.

It is significantly differs from contemporary Western European.

Chinese traditional medicine is a set of Chinese people’s experiences gained in combating disease over thousands of years.

Traditional medicine and acupuncture are old Chinese methods of healing.

It depends on needles sticking into individual spots on the skin.

Japan is the second country in the Far East to have a thousand-year tradition of acupuncture treatment.

Tao is the supreme lawfulness maintained by the action of the natural forces of Yin and Yang.

The actions of these two energies are the opposite

1. Yin means rest, rest, and less organ function

2. Yang stands for action, movement, and enhanced organ function.

The theory of traditional Chinese medicine relays on the philosophical principle as well as principles of Yin-Yang natural forces.

These are two opposing elements in all things and phenomena.

They are opposite. However, they are closely related and interdependent; so that one significantly influences the other.

They cannot exist without each other because their mutual equilibrium enables them to exist.

Yin is cold, feminine, static, internal. On the contrary, Yang is hot, masculine, dynamic, and external.

The constant fluctuation of Yin and Yang within certain limits is a normal physiological change. However, rise of Yin and Yang to exceed the physiological limit, definitely will result in diseases.

The flow of these two yang and yin energies takes place in four cycles as follow:

1. Growth and development (morning and spring)

2. Maximum activity (noon and summer)

3. Decline (evening and autumn)

4. Minimal activity (night and winter)

How does the acupuncture is done?

According to Chinese traditional medicine, meridians are energy channels through which vital energy flows.

Acupuncture points are compared along the meridian, there are 365 points and each meridian has an exact number of localized points.

The acupuncture point often becomes painful for impaired organ function.

In addition , there are also points beyond the meridian Known as extra point points.

Instruments

Chinese needle therapist uses thin metal needles, and insert them into acupuncture points along the meridian of the corresponding diseased organ.

Inserting thin needles into acupuncture points regulates the energy flow in a particular functional area, and restores equilibrium as well.

Inserting needles into those points restores the flow of energy, thererestoring balance in the human body and the stitch is superficial.

The patient does not feel pain, but a slight tingling sensation, tingling or a dull electrical irritation, after this a sense of relaxation occures.

Environment

Acupuncture treatment must be performed under strict sterile conditions.

Firstly, therapist must clean the skin with alcohol or iodine, then penetrate the skin by a sterile needle.

Secondly, Needles stand at acupuncture points for a maximum of half an hour.

Chinese needle therapy does not create new energy, but restores energy balance.

It can effectively relieve pain, and is already widely used in place of classic anesthesia.

Auriculopuncture and auriculomedicine

It is a treatment by stabbing needles solely in the earlobe.

The earlobe is a place that represents the whole organism as a child in the womb.

According to Chinese Philosophy, the ear is the place where the energies of all meridians meet, and from there each organ or function of an individual organ can be acted upon.

Similarly, Hippocrates, in the 4th century BC wrote about the treatment of various syndromes and diseases by releasing blood from certain parts of the ear.

Key benefits of acupuncture

  • Fast and effective treatment
  • No need for surgical intervention
  • There is no need to take medication, even if used, doses and strengths are much smaller

Chinese needle therapy is a natural way of healing, In addition, it has good results in the prevention of various diseases.

By using this method, the body retains its balance naturally by its forces and by self-healing.

An advantage of this method is that there is no use of medications, in another word, it avoids its harmful effects, as well as the fact that it observes the whole person.

ِAt the same time, this method establishes a balance of energy throughout the body.

Indications for acupuncture

Specifically, it treat diseases of the neuro-muscular and musculoskeletal system. In addition, it treats both acute and chronic pain conditions.

Some of the most common acupuncture treatments are:

— Neck pain with or without spread in the hands

— Joint pain (osteoarthritis and arthrosis)

— Pain in the lumbosacral region (lumbar syndrome and sciatica)

— Tennis elbow and frozen shoulder

— Fibromyalgia and polyneuropathies

— Headache and neuralgia

Other diseases could be treated by acupuncture

In addition to diseases of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems, acupuncture is successfully treating respiratory, gastrointestinal as well as gynecological diseases.

It is successful in the treatment of pediatric myopia, conjunctivitis, toothache, pain after tooth extraction as well as inflammation of the gums and pharynx.

How many acupuncture sessions it takes to achieve the effect

Electroacupuncture means point stimulation, whereby the needles are coupled to the electrodes of the electrostimulation apparatus.

Sessions last 15 to 20 minutes a day, or every other day, and it can repeated 10 to 15 times.

On the other hand, there is also electroacupuncture without stitches.

In this case acupuncture points are stimulated only by the contact electrodes.

In conclusion, the key benefits of Chinese Needle Therapy is to enhance the quality of life in the best possible way. 

Acupuncture is a holistic system

This applies to all segments of treatment from the number of needles, the way of its stimulation, the rhythm of the sessions, and their number.

Usually, initial therapeutic effect needs 5-10 treatment sessions in acute cases.

In subacute and chronic problems, the patient undergo acupuncture 2 or 3 times a week.

After ten sessions, the patient will feel a change, and after a month’s break it is best to repeat ten more treatments, therefor get the best result.

Acupuncture is a branch of medicine that does not have neither complications nor contraindications, therefore it works where modern medicine cannot help.

Physicians can combine it with other physical therapy methods and medications as well.

During treatment

The body secretes an endomorphium, which acts more strongly than morphine; so it favorably affects patients who are allergic to anesthetics.

Surgeons performed some cardiac and ear operations with the help of acupuncture.

Patients were awake, but not feeling any pain as a result of stimulation of the points on the body.

Finally, Chinese needle therapy is important in the prevention of diseases i.e.: healthy people can do acupuncture to preserve their health.

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