ACUPUNCTURE: WHAT IS IT?HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?DOES ACUPUNCTURE REALLY WORK?

WHAT ARE THE NEEDLES LIKE? DO THEY HURT?

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO THE TREATMENT?

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

These are the paramount questions people have asked so far.

Who would have guessed that a tiny needle(or 12)could be such a boon to your well-being?The ancient practice of acupuncture, is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practised for at least 2,500 years, improves your health from head to toe.

WHAT IS IT?

It involves placing very thin needles through the patient’s skin at specific points at various depths into parts of the body known as “meridians” and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Traditional Chinese medicine explains that Illness is said to be the consequence of an imbalance of the forces circulation of qi (vital energy) and blood.

Take for an example ,the flow of water through a stream, could be blocked off by an obstruction (fallen tree or a mud slide)across the waterway.When a stream is blocked, it floods above the blockage, and below the blockage it dries up. If one goes to the point of blockage and clears it away, then the stream can resume its natural course.In a blocked stream, just cutting a small hole or crevice in the blockage will often clear the entire stream path, because the force of the water that penetrates the hole will widen it continuously until the normal course is restored.

In a like manner,in humans, it might be caused by something striking the body, the influence of bad weather, or ingestion of improper foods.If the qi in the meridian becomes blocked, the condition of the body becomes disordered like the flooding and dryness; if one could remove the blockage from the flow of qi within a meridian, the natural flow could be restored.Inserting a small needle into the blocked meridian will have a similar effect.

Just as a stream may have certain points more easily accessed (or more easily blocked), the meridians have certain points which, if treated by needling, will have a significant impact on the flow pattern.

DOES ACUPUNCTURE REALLY WORK?

Yes. In the past ,more people have been successfully given treatment with acupuncture than with all other options combined. Today Acupuncture is practised widely in East and West.

WHAT ARE THE NEEDLES LIKE? DO THEY HURT?

Acupuncture needling experience is different in different patients. Some feel only minimal pain as the needles are inserted and others  feel no pain at all. Once the needles are in place, there will be no pain to be felt.

Acupuncture needles are very thin,solid ,made from stainless steel with smooth point and insertion through the skin is not as painful as injections or blood sampling. The risk of bruising and skin irritation is less than when using a hollow needle.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO THE TREATMENT?

Usually not.Doctors carefully sterilizes the needles with same techniques as for surgical instruments, or uses disposable needles, so there is no risk of infection from the treatments.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?

It differs from person to person. For long-standing conditions,or complex case, one or two treatments  are needed for about a week for several months. For acute problems, usually fewer visits are required.

You have know about it!You have been meaning to try it!Got a  reason to book an appointment!call up now and we are here to help you .

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