Burning medicine involves inserting very thin needles into the skin at strategic points on the body. Acupuncture, a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, is often used to treat pain. Acupuncture is widely used in other areas of health, including stress management.
Traditional Chinese medicine considers acupuncture as a way to balance the flow of energy or vital force that it believes flows through the pathways (disciples) in your body. The life force is called qi. Acupuncturists believe that by placing the needle at specific points along these paths, your energy flow will be rebalanced.
Contrary to this view, many Western experts consider acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. Some people believe that this stimulation increases the secretion of natural painkillers in your body.
Why is acupuncture performed?
Acupuncture is mainly used to reduce discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions, including:
Nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapy and after surgery
Headaches, including migraine headaches
Respiratory disorders, such as inflammation of the allergic nasal mucosa
During the acupuncture process
Acupuncture points are located on all parts of the body. Sometimes the right places are away from the pain area. Your acupuncturist will explain where to treat and if you need to remove clothing from a specific part of the body. A sheet is placed on the bed and you lie on the bed for treatment, the treatment includes the following:
Insert the needle. Acupuncture needles are inserted deep into different parts of your body. The needles are very thin, so they usually cause a little discomfort. Most people do not feel the needles at all. Between 5 and 20 needles are used during normal treatment. When the needle reaches the right depth, you will feel a slight burning sensation.
Needle manipulation. Your therapist may move, rotate, or apply light thermal or electrical pulses to the needles after inserting the needles.
Remove the needle. In most cases, the needles stay in place for 10 to 20 minutes while you are still asleep and resting. There is usually no discomfort when removing the needles.
After this procedure
Some people feel relaxed and others get energy after acupuncture treatment. But not everyone responds to acupuncture. If your symptoms do not improve within a few weeks, acupuncture may not be right for you.
Measuring the benefits of acupuncture is sometimes difficult, but many people find acupuncture useful as a means of controlling a variety of painful conditions.
Acupuncture is used from pain relief to treatment of diseases. It can also be combined with other treatments. It is interesting to know that acupuncture treatment of low back pain helps to reduce the patient’s pain twice as much as conventional treatments. In addition, acupuncture has recently been associated with promising results in the treatment of pregnancy-related nausea and chemotherapy. Acupuncture is also used to treat the following:
Chronic pain in the head, migraine, back pain, toothache;
Women’s menstrual cramps;
Carpal tunnel syndrome means pressure on the wrist nerve that causes numbness in your fingers;
Asthma, wheezing, chest tightness and cough;
Pain due to drug withdrawal;
Fibromyalgia or widespread pain on the surface of the body, especially pain in the muscles and soft tissues of the body;
Myofascial or chronic muscle pain;