What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Increasingly, it is being used for overall wellness, including stress management. Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as chi or qi (chee) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.
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Scientific Basis Of Acupuncture
Scientific Basis Of Acupuncture
- Acupuncture therapy has been known as a practice associated with Oriental Medicine and has potential therapeutic procedure for which there is good scientific evidence.
- It was originated in China and is often assumed to be a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Oriental Medicine is usually characterized as having a unique pathophysiological concept of disease, key components of which are the flow of qi, a kind of energy.
- The absence of a clear distinction between body and soul, known as “mind-soul unity (⼼⾝⼀如)” in Kampo Medicine, is also an important characteristic of Oriental Medicine. Based on this unique concept, psychogenic disorders are understood as conditions caused by the abnormal flow of chi; this understanding is sufficient even when Western medicine is unable, through examination of the body or brain using modern technology, to link the condition to a precise cause.
- The concept of qi and the mechanisms that regulate qi are not understood precisely. Nevertheless qi it is an important concept in understanding the human being as a self-regulatory organism. In a simpler way, acupuncture is designed to balance the flow of one’s life force energy, “Qi” by placing the very fine needles at strategic points which lying through specific pathways of body (meridians) to unblock and balance the flow of “Qi”.
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Phase 1: Assessment
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Frequently Asked Questions
No. You might feel a little pressure/ sensation (call as “De Qi” sensation – the arrival of energy to the point, or the needling response) as the needle pierces the skin. The needles used are very thin compared to normal needles used for injection.
Acupuncture is extremely safe when practised by a qualified practitioner. Our therapists have an in-depth knowledge of Chinese Medicine and the meridian system as well as anatomy and physiology from a medical perspective. We use sterile single use needles and abide by the Clinical Guidelines of the organisation. Occasionally a small bruise may occur at the site of the needle insertion but this is not usually painful and will clear in a few days.
Before coming for acupuncture, patients are advised to have a light meal. Doing acupuncture on an empty stomach might cause dizziness to some
Once or twice a week for the first few weeks are recommended as the benefits of acupuncture will accumulate when treatments are done more frequently. For treatment purposes, the number of sessions depends on the patient and the condition. Patients with acute conditions (something severe and sudden in onset) may only require 3-6 treatments to heal, whereas chronic conditions (long developing symptoms) may take longer.
Almost everyone can benefit from acupuncture and it is rare for patients to experience side effects from the treatment. However, those with known allergies to metal such as stainless steel, silver, and/or gold might have an adverse reaction to acupuncture. Also, patients who have had transplants must inform our physician before commencing on acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture is safe during pregnancy, but we wanted to avoid risk at any cost as we are afraid that it might induce early labor. Because there are some acupuncture points that are contraindicated during pregnancy so it is important to inform the practitioner if you are pregnant.
Generally, you will not bleed due to the fineness of the needle. A small spot of blood may appear if the needle punctures a small capillary.
It is very important to continue your medication. There can be serious consequences from suddenly stopping some pharmaceutical drugs. Whilst it is possible to use acupuncture to reduce the need for some medications, this should only be done in full consultation with your medical practitioner.