Alternative Methods of Treatment – Acupuncture

The interest in alternative medicine is on the rise. Within the list of unconventional therapies, one of them stands out, highlighted by the fact that is one of the most common and most studied method to treat different illnesses.

This therapy is based upon the oriental medicine conception according to which there is a vital energy that circulates throughout the body, called Qi. This energy circulates through specific channels known as meridians that connect all major organs. According to this eastern theory, disease occurs when the qi of the meridian is affected. Acupuncture is the stimulation of certain points to get the desired effect. It’s a procedure that involves fine, long needles that are inserted into the body in specific locations to help relieve the pain. Since its development, this practice has become known worldwide and Western countries are becoming more and more interested in trying out and providing this kind of alternative treatment.

Acupuncture treats the body as a whole, and not just the illness itself. Acupuncture does wonders in treating headaches and is highly recommended to be associated with herbs that are known to relieve this kind of pain, herbs such as dandelion and rosemary. Without plants like these, acupuncture might have a temporary effect.

Sessions vary depending on the patient’s situation. Every individual is unique, so the number of sessions, their frequency and duration are set according to each case. While lighter symptoms may disappear even after the first session, it takes more than one to cure severe forms of illnesses. Acupuncture may look painful, but it’s actually not, pain isn’t greater then a mosquito sting. However, if the patient experiences a more intense pain, that means the doctor has found points that are blocked and require immediate attention.

Although it’s a very old procedure, dating around 2,000 B.C., it was not until the 21 century that acupuncture took its place as one of the leading types of alternative medicine.

Acupuncture is risk free and doesn’t have an age limit. It is also recommended for pregnant women, especially if they experience difficulties during pregnancy. The needles however mustn’t be applied on skin areas that are affected by eczema or that are bruised or damaged in any way.

Achieving good results through acupuncture also happens in cosmetics and the aesthetics field: great in facial treatments, rejuvenating the skin tissue, fights against wrinkles, cellulite and stretch marks.

Chinese acupuncture is also recommended in more severe cases like obesity, rheumatism, skin allergies, arthritis, warts, benign and malignant breast nodules, disorders of sexual dynamics – impotence, erection disorders and frigidity infertility, liver diseases, hernias, nerve damage, stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, low immunity etc.

Acupuncture combined with phototherapy heals any kind of illness.

Acupuncture not only heals and relieves pain, but it’s also a good prevention method, assuring and maintaining a healthy body.

There is a great amount of studies that have been conducted upon the success of acupuncture in treating different health conditions, many of which were concentrated in demonstrating its effectiveness in relieving headaches.

In 2002, the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine published a clinical observation involving 50 patients with different types of migraines, which were treated through acupuncture applied to the scalp. Findings were amazing, proving that 98% of the patients no longer complained of migraines and had only mild or occasional pain during the six months that followed.

Acupuncture needles are made of copper, silver, gold, platinum. The more noble the metal, the better at achieving accurate information.