What Is Acupuncture?
Contrary to popular Western belief, acupuncture is not just a system for inserting very fine needles into specific body locations to alleviate pain. So, what is acupuncture, then?
From its inception in China more than 2,500 years ago. It has been used traditionally to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as to improve general health.
The traditional explanation for acupuncture’s effectiveness is that it modifies the flow of energy (known as qi or chi) throughout the body. In fact, much research in the West has focused on this pain-relieving effect, rather than acupuncture’s traditional role of balancing energy to address a wide range of disorders, and the more subtle mechanisms that may be responsible for its overall benefits to health.
How do we do acupuncture???
Understand the anatomy and physiology of the “acupuncture points,” the definition and characterization of these points remains controversial. Even more elusive is the scientific basis of some of the key traditional. Eastern medical concepts such as the circulation of Qi the meridian system. which are difficult to reconcile with contemporary biomedical information. But continue to play an important role in the evaluation of patients and the formulation of treatment in acupuncture.
We have lot of clients who comes here specifically for sessions. We treated patients with migraine, asthma, back pain, neck pain, gastric ailments, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
There will b a course of treatment and it differs from person to person, condition and severity of cases. In certain conditions, we use cupping method(dry) and electro acupuncture. This we decide after seeing and studying the case and condition.
The mechanism Is same only and the aim is to increase blood circulation, to stimulate the nerve endings of the target tissue. There will be occasional dull ache at the point that then subsides.
Time duration of acupuncture is 5 to 30 min.