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We will discuss in this article the cases where acupuncture can bring real benefit to the patient. For now, however, let us state the following: based on numerous studies and the official position of WHO on acupuncture, we can claim that this therapeutic method is recognized by the medical community.
Acupuncture is the oldest Chinese method of treating various diseases, based on the action of acupuncture needles on certain biologically active points of the human body.
Acupuncture has a number of advantages that positively distinguish it from conventional methods. For example, the procedure allows you to reduce the number of medications or do without them altogether. And although it is an alternative technique, its effectiveness has been proven in practice in the treatment of various pathologies that classical medicine can not handle with drugs (effects of a stroke, allergic rhinitis, dermatitis, etc.).
HOW IS THE ACUPUNCTURE SESSION IN OUR CLINIC AND WHAT IS ITS ESSENCE
Traditional Chinese medicine claims that there are 12 invisible “meridians” – channels through which the life energy “Qi” circulates in the human body. When these energy channels are blocked, various diseases occur. By using needles on acupuncture points, it is possible to normalize the correct movement of “Qi” and allow the energy to circulate freely in the body, which contributes to recovery and rapid complete healing.
Special medical needles are used for the procedure. In one session, the doctor can place between 2 and 20 needles – the number depends on what diagnosis the patient is given and what his physical condition is. The needles can be placed anywhere on the body – on the head, torso, arms, feet, auricles.
The reflexologist performs the treatment taking into account the important nuances prescribed by Chinese medicine – the right points for injection are selected, the depth of the needle insertion and the duration of exposure to a particular biologically active point are taken into account. Depending on the patient’s health condition, individual tactics for the procedure are developed for each case. The doctor carefully screws the needles into the previously determined points and leaves them in the patient’s body for 15-40 minutes.
IN WHICH CASES SHOULD YOU CONTACT OUR ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC
Needle treatment is successfully used in the treatment of diseases and pathologies from almost all fields of medicine, namely:
Cardiology: the technique is used in the treatment of angina pectoris, cardiac disorders (arrhythmias);
Urology: the procedure is indicated in cystitis, prostatitis, urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction;
Gynecology: some forms of infertility, mastopathy, menopause, uterine bleeding, lactostasis are cured;
ENT medicine: it is used in rhinitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, eliminates tinnitus, hearing loss (hardness of hearing);
Neurology: migraine, neurasthenia, sleep disorders, facial nerve palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, dizziness, consequences and acute phase of stroke, depression, panic attacks;
Musculoskeletal diseases: promotes rapid recovery in various spinal diseases, arthritis, osteoarthritis, intervertebral fractures, myositis, etc.
Gastroenterology: ulcer, gastritis, chronic doudenitis, constipation, dyskinesia of the gallbladder.
The procedure helps with allergies, immune disorders, herpetic rashes. In many cases Chinese medicine helps patients to get rid of their excess weight or smoking.
However, the most positive effect of acupuncture treatment is in the treatment of diseases that cause a strong pain syndrome. Properly placed needles trigger the production of the “happiness hormone” – endorphin – in the body. This hormone is able to block pain, has a relaxing effect, improves well-being and mood, which contributes to rapid recovery. For example, after 2-3 sessions of reflex therapy, muscle spasms and headaches disappear, the pain syndrome in the joints is relieved, neuralgic pain is alleviated.
CONTRAINDICATIONS TO ACUPUNCTURE
However, there is also a small list of limitations where acupuncture treatment is not advised. Contraindications include:
An open form of tuberculosis;
That is why it is so important to choose a good acupuncture clinic and a specialist who knows exactly all the subtleties and peculiarities of this ancient Chinese technique, so that the treatment really has a positive effect and does not have negative consequences.
ADVANTAGES OF OUR CLINIC
Contact our multidisciplinary clinic in Hazlet NJ and get treated by a professional reflexologist. We offer the following benefits to our patients:
Unique diagnostics of the whole organism;
Certified specialists in the clinic;
Our medical center has a convenient system of discounts and individual offers;
Convenient working hours;
So you can be sure of the effectiveness of the prescribed treatment and the successful result of the procedure.
THE COST OF ACUPUNCTURE
You can find out how much an acupuncture treatment costs by contacting our specialists. The final price depends on how many needles are used during the treatment and how many sessions are required in each case. Depending on the condition of the patient and the neglect of the disease, between 4 and 10 treatments are required.
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Patients should understand that acupuncture is not a panacea in treating musculoskeletal conditions, but it still helps. Acupuncture is effective in relieving pain syndromes associated with arthritis, osteoarthritis, back pain due to osteochondrosis, intervertebral fractures, radiculitis, myositis and neuralgia.
Acupuncture is a method of treating diseases that is recognized by almost all doctors in most developed countries of the world. But like any other therapy, it has its own indications and contraindications. Therefore, before using acupuncture to treat acute or chronic pain, you should consult your doctor.
Acupuncture therapy can be well combined with traditional medical treatment and physiotherapeutic procedures. Taking into account the specifics of your disease and your general somatic condition, your doctor can prescribe a comprehensive treatment that will lead to a faster recovery.
What, how and in what cases is acupuncture used for treatment?
This method is based on the statement that all changes in the body, with the exception of injuries, are the result of a long-term malfunction of an organ. The situation can be corrected with the help of targeted action on certain biologically active points (BAT). They are different for each organ and disease.
With acupuncture you can treat diseases of the nervous system (acupuncture is indicated for osteochondrosis of the cervical spine, paresis).
Acupuncture is prescribed for pain in the neck, back and joints, neurosis and depression, after strokes and heart attacks, arthritis, liver colic, to stabilize blood pressure and so on. Most often acupuncture is prescribed in combination with drug therapy, but in case of allergies or other contraindications it can also be considered as the main method of treatment.
When can acupuncture not help?
Some patients come to acupuncture when other treatments do not help. Unfortunately, acupuncture is not a magic pill for cancer, which requires a fundamentally different treatment.
The fastest and most tangible result can be achieved if the disease is detected at an early stage. Do you feel the decrease in strength? Due to sedentary work, your posture has worsened and you have pain in your neck and head? Then it is time to consult a specialist, because acupuncture has a pain-relieving effect, increases immunity and improves well-being.
What is the reflex therapy through which the therapeutic effect is achieved?
This procedure aims to restore the function of organs and systems of our body, but many people are interested in how exactly this happens. Although the therapeutic effect has been proven in numerous studies, there is no single answer to the question of how acupuncture works.
There are more than 20 theories, at least three of which have been confirmed by experience:
The capillary theory. It is based on the proposition that touching biologically active points helps restore blood circulation.
Tissue theory. The insertion of a needle into the surface layers of the skin promotes the release of biologically active substances from damaged cells, which saturate the tissues with oxygen and increase the body’s resistance.
Neuro-reflex theory. Stimulation of specific points transmits a signal along nerve fibers to the spinal cord and then to the brain, resulting in improved blood circulation, pain relief and stabilization of hormone balance.
Can acupuncture be harmful?
There are very few contraindications to acupuncture: pregnancy, the period of exacerbation of chronic diseases, signs of acute viral respiratory infections, infections and oncological diseases. In these cases, it is impossible to place needles, and there may be no other option.
Other reasons for the negative effects on the body:
Low qualification of a reflexologist who does not know where the active points are and which of them must and can be influenced in a particular case.
The use of non-sterile needles.
When you contact our acupuncture clinic, you can be sure of the quality of the services provided. All doctors have extensive professional experience and regularly undergo further training!
F.A.Q. ON ACUPUNCTURE
When a patient seeks help from a reflexologist, he has a lot of questions about this wonderful method of treatment. Unfortunately, the article does not provide the opportunity to answer all the questions that arise, but we will try to answer the most important ones.
How many acupuncture points are there?
Originally, 365 points were known. It is worth noting that this number corresponds to the number of days in a year. Later it was found that there are more than 500 points. To this day, there are more than a thousand of them. Not so long ago it became known that there are new points in the area of the auricle, nose, hand and foot. So it is impossible to give a definite answer to this question.
How many points does the reflexologist use during treatment?
In daily work, the doctor uses between 3 and 12 points. In the East, some acupuncturists use the method of treatment with a single needle, but this requires a lot of experience and knowledge. As a rule, the most effective combination of points is selected for each procedure. At the same time, the points can be repeated or changed in different procedures, depending on the direction of the effect.
How many treatments are needed to achieve the effect?
The course of treatment almost always consists of several procedures. Their number is individual for each patient and depends on the prescription of the disease, the severity, prevalence and severity of the process. The treatment is carried out until the patient feels better. The maximum number for one treatment is 15 procedures. More procedures are considered impractical due to the occurrence of dependence on the method. In order to restore the effectiveness of the treatment, it is recommended to have a 3-week break, during which the “after-effect” of the reflexotherapy procedures is applied. That is, during these 3 weeks the body continues to recover from the accumulated effects. The number of reflexology treatments is not limited. However, it is recommended to do no more than 3 acupuncture courses per year.
In China, where all kinds of diseases are treated with acupuncture, people are aware that a certain percentage (about 10% of cases) of the application of acupuncture may still be unsuccessful.
How necessary is it to maintain the “intended sensations” when placing the needle?
The paradox of the occurrence of “intended sensations” when hitting an acupuncture point cannot be explained by any of the theories about the mechanism of action of reflex therapy. However, the occurrence of these unusual sensations indicates the correct placement of the needle. Chinese doctors emphasize that in order for the needle to work, it must reach the correct spot and evoke the chi (soul), which consists of four sensations: pain, swelling, heaviness, and numbness. The more accurately the needle is placed, the greater the effectiveness of the treatment. Therefore, achieving the “intended sensations” is the key to the effectiveness of the procedure.
What is the value of the various devices used to determine the location of the acupuncture point?
Some specialists take these devices very seriously, but it should be noted that the localization of the points determined by these devices is not accurate and can vary significantly with repeated definitions, depending on the emotional state of the patient, the temperature and humidity of the skin and the environment, the strength of the pressure of the probe on the skin. Therefore, the traditional methods of searching for acupuncture points based on the identification of anatomical landmarks (muscles, tendons, bony prominences) are the most accurate.
What determines the length of time the needles remain in the tissue during the procedure?
The duration of the procedure is determined by the method of exposure. When a disease occurs, there is usually an excess of energy. To eliminate this excess, it is necessary to apply a “braking” method of exposure. Its criterion is the duration of leaving the needles for 30 minutes or more. The duration of exposure with the “tonic” method is less than 20 minutes. The choice of the method is made by the doctor, taking into account the expediency. There are also micro-needles (“buttons”), which are stuck to the skin with a plaster and remain for several days.
How deep is the needle inserted?
The depth of the needle insertion varies in different places. On the head it is usually 2-3 millimeters, on the arms, legs and abdomen 0.5 – 1 cm, and on the back and hips 1-2 cm. In children and the elderly, the depth of the needle insertion is less.
What are the dangers of needle injection?
Insertion of acupuncture needles is not dangerous. Sometimes it is possible to injure small blood vessels when inserting the needle, resulting in the formation of a “bruise” at the site where the needle is placed, but this is an advantage rather than a disadvantage, as it enhances the effect of the needle at the site.
How are the needles sterilized after the procedure?
New needles sterilized at the factory are used for the procedure for each patient. After the procedure, all used needles are discarded and never used again.
What are the contraindications to the use of acupuncture?
Contraindications to reflex therapy include:
Various tumors, epilepsy, acute infectious diseases and fevers where an accurate diagnosis could not be made, decompensation of respiration and blood circulation, severe exhaustion, chest and senile age, states of acute mental excitement and alcohol intoxication, acute pain syndromes of unknown cause, the second half of pregnancy, the state after heavy physical activity, running, hot baths.
What diseases can be treated by reflex therapy?
The indications for reflex therapy include:
Diseases of the peripheral nervous system (radiculitis, neuritis, neuralgia), facial nerve paralysis and trigeminal neuralgia Diseases of the musculoskeletal system, joints (osteochondrosis, arthritis, arthrosis of various localizations). neuroses (astheno-neurotic diseases, stuttering, urinary incontinence, nervous tics, sexual dysfunctions) diseases of the cardiovascular system, vegetative-vascular dystonia, initial manifestations of atherosclerosis, endarteritis, diseases of the respiratory system, allergic diseases (urticaria, eczema, vasomotor rhinitis, bronchial asthma, neurodermatitis) endocrine disorders gastrointestinal tract diseases (gastritis, peptic ulcers, biliary dyskinesia).
What conditions can be permanently cured with acupuncture?
There are no such conditions. In this, acupuncture does not differ from Western medicine. The methods of Western and Eastern medicine do not cure the patient, they only contribute to the restoration of the body’s defenses and reserves and create the conditions for natural treatment of the pathological process. For example, many doctors in the West do not know that penicillin is a bacteriostatic agent. It renders bacteria harmless, deprives them of the ability to fight the body’s defenses, and the immune system copes with them more easily. During acupuncture, pathological internal relationships change through changes in blood pressure, the level of biologically active substances in the blood, the speed of metabolic processes, muscle tone and mental reactions. All this enables the body to overcome the pathological process.