WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing method, which has become extremely popular in western countries, in last couple of decades. It has become so popular, as in many diseases, which are resistant to conventional forms of therapy, acupuncture has proved remarkably effective.
Many of my patients run out of all other options before coming to me, only to all end up asking themselves the same question: “Why did I not start with acupuncture?”
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
The Human body has a map of energy channels/meridians with hundreds of energy points located on them. Stimulating certain acupuncture points brings certain effects.
For example; pressing or massaging the inner wrist area may help with nausea, and the area between the index finger and thumb is often stimulated for headaches or facial pain. Every organ has its channel. Knowing the channels and functions of points based on those channels gives incredible power to fight mental or physical discomfort
WHAT ACUPUNCTURE CAN HELP YOU WITH?
Diseases of the nervous system:
Headaches, insomnia, Meniere’s disease, vertigo and travel sickness, facial paralysis, trigeminal neuralgia.
Common cold, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), blocked nose, nose bleeding, sinusitis, sore throat, hoarse voice, bronchitis, cough, whooping cough, asthma.
Chest pain, palpitation, oedema of feet and ankles, hypotension, hypertension, numbness of the extremities.
Disorders of the gastrointestinal system:
Toothache, dysphagia, heartburn, nausea and vomiting, abdominal distention, diarrhoea, constipation, haemorrhoids Prolapse of the rectum.
Enuresis, nocturnal enuresis, urinary bladder inflammation.
Disorders of women:
Amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, dysmenorrhea, menorrhagia, uterovaginal prolapse, itching of the vulva.
Locomotor disorders – diseases of soft tissues, muscles, bones and joints:
Pain and stiffness of the neck, backache, shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis.
What is acupuncture?
How does acupuncture work?
The Human body has a map of energy channels/meridians with hundreds of energy points located on them. Stimulating certain acupuncture points, bringing certain effects. For example; pressing or massaging the inner wrist area may help with nausea, and the area between the index finger and thumb is often stimulated for headaches or facial pain. Every organ has its channel. Knowing the channels and functions of points based on those channels gives incredible power to fight mental or physical discomfort and alleviate pain and discomfort.
The use of copper?
Copper is a great conductor so this needle is ideal for electro-acupuncture. Electro-acupuncture is acupuncture in which needles are used to have the ability to carry a mild electric current. The benefits of this allow stinger circulation of the bloodstream, providing pain relief for a long period of time compared to standard acupuncture.
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy which consists of burning dried mugwort at particular points on the body. The downside of this method is a smoke.
What will I experience?
How will I feel during/following treatment?
How often should treatment be carried out?
Is the treatment uncomfortable?
How should I prepare for treatment?
What should I wear?
Loose clothing is best for the treatment as some acupuncture points are based on legs and arms and loose sleeves and legs will allow ease access.
Can I return to normal activity’s straight away following treatment?
For extra benefit, Patients should plan a relaxing time after treatment. It is recommended that alcohol and coffee should also be avoided for the rest of the day.
What is used for treatment?
Do I have to have the herbal supplements?
Virtual Medicina recommends everyone to have the herbal supplements because nutrition deficiency is one of the main factors of any developing illness. We look at symptoms of the condition to diagnose what the system requires and diagnose appropriately. However, you may refuse our recommendation but bear in mind that your recovery of the condition will not improve as efficiently.