Acupuncture is one of the most popular and successful therapies in alterative
medicine. Acupuncture is a healing method using sterile fine
to stimulate channels of energy. This affects the change in the balance of the
body, stimulates its healing power and works to restore health.
Who has acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a safe treatment for all, even pregnant women and babies. It is
highly effective in treating pain related problems such as back pain, sciatica,
frozen shoulder, headache and period pain. Many people come for acupuncture for
help with specific symptoms or conditions like anxiety, arthritis, asthma,
depression, circulatory problems, infertility, high blood pressure, ME, MS,
skin conditions and a lots more. Some people have acupuncture for addiction
problems such as smoking, alcohol, food or drugs.
Acupuncture can also be used as a preventive measure to strengthen their
constitution. It can also be used alongside conventional medicine in the
treatment of both acute and chronic disease.
How does acupuncture work?
Medical research has proven that acupuncture releases endorphins and other
helpful chemical substances in the body and stimulates the organs thereby
regaining a physical balance. For example: needling acupoint SP6 (San Yin Jiao)
can improve the immune system, needling ST 36 (Zu San Li) can regulate the
physical movement of the stomach and the secretion of gastric juices.
How will I feel during acupuncture?
This varies with each individual. Acupuncture needles are much finer than
needles used for injection. When the acupuncture needle is inserted, the
uses a special technique to help the energy flow throughout the body - this is
unusual sensation, it's often described as tingling or heaviness, but one which
most people find pleasant and relaxing.