How Does Acupuncture therapy Work?

acupuncture-therapy treatmentAcupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment that has been practiced for over 2,000 years. Researches show that acupuncture therapy is more successful in treating countless medical conditions including chronic pain, as well as over 40 other illnesses and diseases.

Let’s see some benefits of Acupuncture therapy treatment:

  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Knee, Low back, Facial and Dental pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sprains
  • Tennis elbow

Along with pain relief, this therapy also works effectively for following:

  • Allergies
  • Depression
  • Hypertension
  • Side effects, including nausea and vomiting, of radiation therapy and chemotherapy
  • Stroke rehabilitation

How does acupuncture work in the body and what diseases does it cure?

  • Among the diseases that can be treated with this therapy are a migraine, acne, and the affections of the cardiovascular system, the gastrointestinal system, as well as anemia and physical exhaustion, among others.
  • A great additional advantage between the benefits of acupuncture is the decrease by the patient of the medication consumption, the decrease of pain, and inflammation.
  • In addition, the application of the needles is painless.

How many acupuncture points are there in the body?

  • There are approximately 360 points through which, by means of the needles, it is intended to restore the normal flow of energy. There are 12 main meridians and eight additional meridians.
  • Ten of the meridians are named after some organs of the body: liver, kidney, heart, lung, etc., the others correspond to bodily functions.
  • Of the additional eight, only two possess own acupuncture points, the others are stimulated indirectly, applying a technique in which the points located in the main meridians are stimulated, each corresponding to the additional meridians.

How many numbers of treatments for a patient differ from person to person?

  • Some patients feel relief in the first treatment. One to two treatments per week for several months may be recommended for complex or long-standing chronic conditions.

This therapy improves the body functions and promotes the self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites commonly referred as acupuncture points. Insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin is the most commonly used methods to stimulate acupuncture points. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects.

 

 

 

 

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